Dea Widya: Anima Locus

Anima Locus is an online, research-based creative work that explores memory and place in Bayu Village, Banyuwangi, Indonesia. An intermingling of the memory of the locals’ history, myth and spiritual belief is explored in architectural imprints. Artworks use a surrealist point of view to capture the intangible quality of place.

Art Exhibition previously on at BLINDSIDE in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 16 November 2022 to Saturday 03 December 2022

Published by anonymous on Tuesday 15 November 2022.
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An intermingling of the memory of the locals’ history, myth and spiritual belief is explored in architectural imprints. Artworks use a surrealist point of view to capture the intangible quality of place. Imagined space, fact-fiction and dream-reality inform a spatial language that transcribes the narration of the locals collected during the research. Their beliefs, full of metaphor and imagination, inform their everyday reality. They live in an between space – a physical and metaphysical world. Ghosts and supernatural figures become one with the meaning of place. These beliefs are also one of the most powerful social controls, resonant with nationalist spirit. These ‘irrational’ acts are their unconscious defence mechanism against rational real-world change in which global capital is perceived as a modern coloniser.

This is an online exhibition available via Blindside’s website.

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