ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

2017 (Year of Documentation)
single-channel video
HD Video, Stereo
Performance video
28 minutes 55 seconds
Edition of 5 + 2AP

During this five-hour performance, Suryodarmo sews black pieces of clothing, counts and marks traces on the wall, repeatedly saying "I am sorry." In this performance, the act of sewing and her body movements have an allegorical meaning of collecting debris of scattered memories and feelings. This indicates the connection between the past and the present on a personal level as well as that same connection in the mystic space formed around her on a social level, suggesting humans' relationship with history.

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Related Exhibitions:
Marina Abramović Institute: Takeover, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia 03.01, 2024 -03.04, 2024
Print Screen: Melati Suryodarmo, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore 09.10, 2022 -10.09, 2022
Infusions Into Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia 03.30, 2022 -04.24, 2022
SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, National Art Centre Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 07.05, 2017 -10.23, 2017
Amnesia-solo performance and exhibition, Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2016

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