- SURYODARMO Melati, Reclaimed, 2012.
In April 2012, ‘‘Reclaimed’’ performance took place at the opening of the Re-claim’’ exhibition at the Jakarta National Gallery. As the exhibition focus was more about the archive of the artists participating in the exhibition, this performance action was my manifesto about position of performance art. Among the celebration of the arts in any form, performance artists all over the world are still taking place everywhere.
I begun the performance by expressing my gratitude to all my performance colleges from all over the world who have been sharing their works, ideas, thoughts and spirit to keep and develop our practice, not only for the arts but more for humanity and collective movement.
I spread an empty white paper to all audience and asked them to cover their faces with empty paper for a while, and to be quiet. And then I asked them to wave their papers to create waving sound. Then I ran against a brick wall.
Duration: 25 minutes
Performed at ‘‘reclaim’’ exhibition at the Jakarta National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2012.