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MELATI SURYODARMO 麦拉蒂·苏若道默
b. 1969, works and lives in Surakarta, Indonesia
MELATI SURYODARMO 麦拉蒂·苏若道默
2004 (Year of Documentation)
Single-channel video
S-VHS, Mini DV/ DV Pal
Performance video
28 minutes 24 seconds
Edition of 5 + 2AP
MS_3983

This 3-hour performance work draws on the Indonesian saying “makan hati” (to swallow your own pain) and communicates a sense of pain and loss the artist associates with her mother’s long-term battle with cancer, while alluding to a greater, universal female experience.

Related Exhibitions:
Empowerment, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany 09.10, 2022 -01.08, 2023
I'm a Ghost in My Own House, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands 06.12, 2022 -10.30, 2022
Melati Suryodarmo: Why Let the Chicken Run?, Museum MACAN, Jakarta, Indonesia 02.28, 2020 -11.14, 2021



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