Sunday, 6 December 2015

West Java, Indonesia 2015.

'Birth from destruction, death by construction'.

The sculpture is a large observation tower constructed from materials that once formed the houses of 36 now displaced families. The displacement is due to the local Government (Bandung, West Java) approval of the demolition of resident homes for a redevelopment project. I have worked in collaboration with the affected community to construct a symbol of power, oppression and its structural fragility. To be sure, the Tower will eventually fall.

Constructed with the support of Gallery Soemadja, Bandung Institue of Technology and the Baur Project.