Project No 5 : Lidah Bercabang

Project no 5 : LIDAH BERCABANG ( Forked Tongue ) by Adhya Ranadireksa

25 April – 15 Mei 2010
Pembukaan Minggu, 25 April 2010 pkl. 16.00 (dilanjutkan dengan artist’s talk)

Adhya S. Ranadireksa, fotografer dengan fokus keahlian fotografi still life, merespon tawaran tema dari Platform3 “menyoal kolonialisme”, dengan mengetengahkan soal tubuh. Tubuh di sini adalah organ tubuh yang diurai, dipajang, juga diawetkan.
Di mata Adhya, organ-organ tubuh serupa ilustrasi. Ia mengilustrasikan tindakan kolonialis menguasai manusia jajahan lebih pada “organ dalam”, pada penguasaan indera, pada cara berpikir, cara bicara, cara pandang, cara merasa, pendek kata cara kita memandang dunia pun memahami diri sendiri.
Adhya memotret organ-organ tubuh dalam berbagai posisi yang menyarankan kiasan tertentu. Kiasan ini serupa ungkapan “lidah yang bercabang”. Organ-organ tubuh, ketika diperlakukan seperti itu, menampakan bagaimana kita, selain menjadikan tubuh sebagai objek tatapan, juga memaknainya.
Bagi Adhya, pemaknaan ini berdasar pada keyakinan bahwa penguasaan ala kolonialisme menjangkau jauh melebihi pengertian harfiah “koloni”.

S. Adhya Ranadireksa, a photographer with a focus on still life photography skills, responding to bids from Platform3 theme “Questioning colonialism”, the asserting about the body. Here is the organ of the body of a decomposed body, displayed, is also preserved.
In the eyes Adhya, similar organs of illustration. He illustrates the action of human collectivities colonialist control over the “internal organs”, on the mastery of the senses, in ways of thinking, way of talking, ways of view, how to feel, in short, the way we view the world even understand ourselves.
Adhya photographing organs in various positions which suggest a specific figure. This metaphor similar to the phrase “a forked tongue.”
Organs of the body, when treated as such, reveals how we, in addition to the body as an object of stares, also interpret. For Adhya, meaning is based on the belief that mastery of the style of colonialism reach far beyond the literal sense “colony”.

Artists Statement

Ketika saya memikirkan tentang masa yang disebut “poskolonial”, perhatian saya tertuju pada sesuatu yang diwariskan dari masa kolonial. Pengertian kolonialisme tidak merujuk hanya pada pengertian harfiah peng-koloni-an, tapi juga identik dengan imperialisme dan feodalisme. Inilah bagian negatif dari kolonialisme, dan nilai-nilai inilah yang justru diteruskan oleh penguasa pewaris kekuasaan kolonial.
Nilai-nilai ini berhubungan dengan tindak pengekangan menyangkut cara berpikir, cara bicara, cara pandang, cara merasa, pendek kata cara kita memandang dunia pun memahami diri sendiri. Hal-hal ini kemudian saya ilustrasikan dengan perlakuan tertentu atas organ-organ tubuh, yaitu bagian tubuh yang mengatur cerapan kita atas dunia. Ilustrasi ini serupa kiasan, seperti yang tercermin pada ungkapan “lidah yang bercabang”.
Bagi saya organ tubuh adalah “badan halus” yang menghubungkan tubuh luar dan ruh yang ada di dalam. Ruh tidak berkehendak, badan haluslah yang berkehendak. Kembali pada kolonialisme, bagi saya tindak penguasaan kolonialis membidik “badan halus” kita.

When I think about the so-called “postcolonial”, my attention on something that is inherited from the colonial period. Understanding colonialism does not refer only to the literal sense-the colony’s lawyers, but also synonymous with imperialism and feudalism. This is the negative part of colonialism, and values is what actually forwarded by the ruler of the heir to the colonial power.
These values relate to criminal restraint involves ways of thinking, way of talking, ways of view, how to feel, in short, the way we view the world even understand ourselves. These things then me illustrate with a specific treatment on the organs of the body, which is part of the body that govern our perception of the world. This illustration similar metaphor, as reflected in the expression “a forked tongue.”

For me the body organ is the “subtle body” that connect the outer body and spirit that’s in there. Spirit is not willing, “subtle body” who willed. Back on colonialism, for me, follow the colonial powers took aim our “subtle bodies”.

–Adhya Ranadireksa

CURRICULUM  VITAE

Adhya Ranadireksa, born in Bandung in 1972, was educated at the Istituto Europeo Design in Rome, Italy with a major study of still-life photography (1994-1997), founder of Studio CREATORIVM Commercial Photo & Graphic Design studio in Jakarta; Hypnosis photography. Agency, Jakarta; Inova Research School of Photography Photography for linguistic applications. Bandung; Communion illumination. Research for the common art of photography. Bandung; Kreator & Ass Photography commercial photography studio in Jakarta. Several group exhibitions: 2010: “Definitive, Common Room, Makassar;” Mist “, Lawangwangi, Bandung, 2009:” Imagined Portraits “, Gallery Soemardja ITB, Bandung;” Bandung Art Now “, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta; 2008:” A Decade of Dedication “, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung,” Indonesian Dreams “, Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, 2007:” The 22nd Asian International Art Exhibition “(AIAE), Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung. Solo exhibitions: 1996: Solo Exhibition in CTS (Centro Turistico Studententesco) Rome, Italy; 1995: Solo Exhibition Annual Anniversary of IED Thema: Bianco Nero, Rome, Italy.

Works

All works size:

57,7 x 70,7 cm. Printed Kodak Endura Met VC.

1 edition

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