ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Der Sekundentraum
MELATI SURYODARMO 麦拉蒂·苏若道默
1999 (Year of Documentation)
Single-channel video
S-VHS, Mini DV/ DV Pal
Performance Video
29 minutes 59 seconds
Edition of 3 + 2AP
MS_5792

Der Sekundentraum was performed for the first time in 1998 in Hannover Germany. This work was inspired by the cultural confrontation the artist‘s dealing with as a foreigner. It represents the effort of finding an identity. Hundreds of clothes were personally collected during the artist's first years of migration. They reflect the ambiguity, doubts, and replacements.

In the performance, she folds and piles the clothes, messed them up again and put on one by one until she could not move anymore. The artist mentions that she was dealing with a system which has included her into a kind of preset behavior. But since she moved to another country, she had to give them up and starting again from the beginning. The work refers to the accumulation of life stories, experiences, and situations that create rules they later destroy.


Collections
National Gallery Singapore


Related Works:
MS_2347
Der Sekundentraum