Happy to announce that a Lilith Commission from 2016 – Transaction of Hollows by the Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo will be shown at ShanghArt Singapore next week!
Take the chance to see and experience if you are in the hoods of Singapore.
The live performance, titled “Transaction of Hollows”, is a long durational performance piece that investigates mankind’s desire on love and war.
Melati evokes her desolation at the state of politics and society as she negotiates the nuances of such emotions through these circumstances by repetitively shooting hundreds of arrows without a specific target.
The audience is invited to be present in the same space while she shoots arrows across the room, allowing them to be immersed and drawn in, connecting with the artist and the atmosphere in their own unique way.
At the end of the performance, the venue, left untouched, will form an exhibition on its own.
This provides viewers an experience in a different circumstance from the live performance, much akin to witnessing of the aftermath of a war after its conclusion.
Transaction of Hollows was commissioned by and performed first time at Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo in 2016.
Photo by Petter Petterson, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö