Following my repatriation from the United States, the series BUMIDUNIA 2.0: Saksi Bisu tightly correlates to the 5500 m2 land in Depok where I currently live and work; and where neighbors told stories of the land being guarded by “snakes” and “a weeping lady” whom I associate with Lilith, a figure from Jewish mythology. Over time, the land-bound myths have changed the way I see objects, nature, and faith. Seeing the work as a collaborative piece, the installation consists a series of objects which I have collected to offer the land, as well as objects which the land has offered me. They are collected based on my daily process of questioning, remembering, and living the stories of the land.
Documentation images by Jessica Melita and Hanemas Pangestu.