1995, ikat 230 X 95cm
handwoven cotton ikat, beads, string, cowrie shells, natural dyes. Edition of 2
Weavers: Umbu Augustinus Tonga Retang, Rambu Monika Uru Emu.,
Kalu village, Sumba, Indonesia.
Heart of Darkness borrows
motifs from Africa, India and Indonesia
(from Paminggir and Nggada peoples) . There are
animals run over by
machines, a severed hand and Dutch lions holding up a television set
place of a crown. Despite the pretence of contemporary culture to be
remains animist but with a technological fetishism.
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