exhibtion view on MEET/ CLASH/ LOSE / FIND, Nov 2022, Galeri Lorong, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Photographer: Keyau JI

view on a human body, 2022, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Photographer: Teck Lim

~ White Tiger

2022, canvas, cotton, thread

             A project from Transcultural Collaboration 2022 @Galeri Lorong, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The work explored the myth of Siluman(shape-shifter) originating from close surroundings of the volcano in Indonisia - Mount Merapi. White Tiger of Mount Merapi is believed to be a mythical being-an apparition of the protecting ancestor of the villagers beneath Merapi.

In further research, Siluman is actually know as a figure who has a fluid identity, the local inhabitants have different ways of reading and understanding, the form and its behaviour vary from village to village, and the hidden history and fluidity reading of it have captivated my attention.

My interpretation is focusing on fluidity of concepts surrounding collective memory, the siluman myth and intersections between myth and geography, and how this myth has emerged from people's desire for a connection with the past and things that have passed away, and how can we transforming collective memory as a figure/ object.