// FORCING HYACINTH

KELVIN ATMADIBRATA  |   INDONESIA

5-8 SEPTEMBER 2019

Vanderborght Building, Brussels, Belgium
for A Performance Affair

Ketika bintang mati, ia meledak menjadi butiran kecil di luar angkasa di mana sinarnya meredup perlahan-lahan. P{ada akhirnya, partikel-partikel tersebut akan bersatu dengan yang lain dan dalam jangka waktu yang panjang, mereka berlebur menjadi sesuatu yang baru. Lahirlah sebuah bintang yang baru. 

Karya-karya Coon mewujudkan sebuah proses melihat teleskopis melalui pemeriksaan-pemeriksaan dualiatas: permulaan dan akhir, internal dan eksternal, fase-fase diantaranya serta berbagai cara tubuh sebagai sebuah elemen yang selalu memperluas alam semesta. Bab terakhir bentuknya sama percis dengan kata pengantar. Phases of the Imminent membahas persilangan konsep-konsep tersebut dalam ruang lingkup kosmologi dan fenomenologi yang membahas apa itu tubuh dan apa itu ruang secara dekat, jauh, harfiah dan juga metaforis. 


Sepersepuluh akan memamerkan Forcing Hyacinth di APA • A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR yang diadakan bersamaan dengan Brussels Gallery Weekend.

A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR (APA) adalah sebuah platform dinamik untuk seni performens yang didasarkan dengan kegiatan diskusi dan diskurs sekitar ekonomi performens. APA bertujuan untuk memberikan gambaran yang dilengkapi dengan konten relevan kepada publik. Disaat yang bersamaan, APA juga memberikan peluang untuk seniman, ahli galeri, kurator dan kolektor untuk mendiskusi tantangan unik akan perkembangan ekonomi seni performens. A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR bukan hanya sekedar art fair biasa, melainkan sebuah panggung fleksibel yang diarahakan menuju stimulasi dan dorongan terhadap proses mengoleksi karya seni performens serta mencari solusi untuk terus mendukung perkembangan dan keberlanjutan bentuk kesenian tersebut. 

Setelah edisi pertama September lalu yang berjudul The Panopticon, edisi kedua APA tahun ini akan diadakan dibawah judul re:production. Art fair seni performens ini akan mengubah lantai dua dan tiga Gedung Vanderborght di Brussels, Belgia menjadi sebuah ruangan terbuka dirancang untuk para seniman dan kolaborator mereka untuk mempresentasikan karya baru dan historik kepada publik, termasuk kolektor. re:production akan mencoba untuk menentukan elemen-elemen penting dalam proses pertunjukkan, penulisan, pendokumentasian, pergantian kepemilikkan serta pengulangan karya-karya seni performens. 


//ENGLISH

One foot partially submerged in cold water, tip-toeing on top of a mountain of cylindrical pervenche-huedmarbles within a glass vase. His other foot on the ground, struggling to keep his fulcrum upright. He is almost nude- not naked, covered only in white jock strap, a suggestion of his involvement in sports, further reflected by the durational piece that utilizes on perseverance and stamina.

Despite so, he is also an infant in diaper or an adolescent facing sexual awakening. In his hand is a familiar plastic milk bottle, filled with bubble liquid and slowly he blows into a clear straw, resulting in hyacinth-shaped bubbles sprouting from his mouth, phallic foam unfamiliar object growing from his jaw.

The bubble accumulates throughout the performance, leaving a residue of an energetic action performed repeatedly. The body is relatively passive, almost like a living sculpture, moving very subtly and staring blankly yet intensely like a Renaissance statue. His posture is unhurried and involved pauses, in the attempt to create dynamic images of the masculine.

His presence is almost suggesting birth. Yet accompanying him is an identical bottle lying idly on the floor, its cap is barely hanging and a paper collage sipping through its torn side. Like a bleeding head frozen in time, both elements silently weave a narrative that hints towards the Greek mythology of the hyacinth flower.

Forcing Hyacinth also borrows the narrative of the botany process of forcing hyacinth bulbs to flower. Hence within social context, it is a commentary towards the pressure, self-inflicted or otherwise, of growing up.


Sepersepuluh is presenting Forcing Hyacinth in APA • A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR in conjunction with Brussels Gallery Weekend

A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR (APA) is a dynamic platform for performance art that stimulates discussions and discourse around the economies of performance. APA aims to provide a full spectrum of relevant content to a public audience while offering artists, gallerists, curators, and collectors an arena in which to discuss the unique challenges that surround this sector and play. A Performance Affair is not another art fair, but a flexible stage geared towards stimulating the acquisition of performance art while finding solutions for its development and sustainability. 

Following The Panopticon, APA’s inaugural edition last September, this second edition entitled: re:production will transform the second and third floors of the Vanderborght Building in Brussels into an open space designed for artists and their collaborators to present new and historical works to the public, including potential collectors, in a wide range of formats. re:production will attempt to determine the key elements necessary to perform, transcribe, document, transfer ownership and restage a performance.


 
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