Clearing Ground at UT#5 2011

22 Apr 2011 : Padepokan Lemah Putih, Solo, Indonesia

This International event incorporated PAL (Performance Art Laboratory) and Undisclosed Territory #5 Festival of Performance Art. The Lab was fantastically led by Boris Nieslony but also shared by the artists.

I performed two different site-specific works. Originally untitled, I call the first Clearing the Grave. I found a space of stones which I imagined as a grave site for myself which I would prepare. Incredibly I later discovered it had been constructed as a training space for Suprapto Suryodarmo, dancer and founder of the venue. In the performance I filled a plastic bag with my western clothes and filled the bag with my breath and with grass plucked from the site. When I performed it rained, and as I left the site a great thunder clapped and rolled, really evoking the spirits I had invoked!

The second work, untitled and durational, I now named Poles and Piers. In this work I inhabited the space of a bamboo grove and some brick foundations. I wore a muddied hooded raincoat and carried a freshly cut bamboo pole.

Twilight of Undisclosed

Project Details
Dates 22 Apr 2011 to 01 May 2011
Duration Clearing the Grave 30 mins ; Poles and Piers 3 hours
Collaborators Participating artists: Marilyn Arsem (USA), Djarot Budi Darsono (Indonesia)( , Yuda Coklat Indonesia) , Yingmei Duan China/ Germany , Sandra Johnston (N/Ireland) , Ray Langenbach (USA/Malaysia) , Guh S Mana (Indonesia) ,Yuenjie Maru (Hong Kong), Boris Nieslony (Germany), Angie Seah (Singapore),  Fitri Setyaningsih (Indonesia), Aor Nopawan Sirivejkul (Thailand), Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia), Suprapto Suryodarmo (Indonesia), Waldemar Tatarczuk (Poland), Elyandra Widharta (Indonesia), Iwan Wijono (Indonesia), Zulkifly Pagessa (Indonesia)
Producer Undisclosed Territory #5 Performance Arts Festival
Category solo
Credits Curator : Melati Suryodormo ; photo & video : Festival Photographers