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Retracing The Journey, Interweaving The Possibilities

ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN VARIOUS LIVING SYSTEMS, including the system of knowledge, often do not merely result in a dichotomy. Perpetual interactions between these systems that make life possible have developed a dialogue so that the process of negotiation becomes a necessity. There are times when such things lead us to a situation of in-between, similar to how a doorstep threshold adjoins one room with another, an indefinite zone that leaves the door open to opportunities for possible transformation.

Suvi’s Experiment to Spell Events

Through his solo exhibition Suvi has the opportunity to “return” to memories from his past. The memories that have been “haunting,” as if there are things that have never been discussed. If art today tries to fill a canvas with colorful aesthetic values, Suvi chooses to tell stories in the simplest way, through images that are extensions of his body’s experiences.

The Tomb of Putroe Neng

Putroe Neng’s tomb, whose real name is Nian Nio Lian Khi, located on the edge of a large road between provinces, Lhokseumawe area. The tomb key interpreter (Qamariyah the granny, who replaced her husband who died in 2015) tells the story that in the past visitors took a picture in this tomb, often with the figure of an astral woman suspected of the incarnation of Putroe Neng. This photo story is quite popular, but when I search and ask questions, no one has saved the printed photo.