Heart of Darkness
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 in
place of a crown. Despite the pretence of contemporary culture to be
otherwise it remains animist but with a technological fetishism.

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