FUTURE COSMOGONIES OF RESISTANCE
21 April 2021 - 12 Mei 2021
Adelina Luft with Wimo Ambala and Yennu Ariendra
Arum Dayu with Yoyo Yogasmana
Conceptualised and developed under the cosmic constellations of last year’s shifts, which affected all living and non-living worlds, the exhibition is a presentation of works conceived in relation to three distinctive indigenous localities and communities. Together, they form an imaginary triangular cardinality in the Indonesian archipelago: Minahasa, Ciptagelar, and Osing. Apart from the steady and urgent worldly struggles of the communities to affirm themselves in their antagonistic relation to the state, this project proposes a different route, namely a collaborative-based effort to give agency to the realm of the super-sensuous, which shapes the situated cosmogonies understood as forms of local resistance. How can ancestral kinships be reimagined from a more feminist, non-binary frame of reference? How can they transform the measures we apply to collective living in a post-pandemic world order? And what forms of resistance can emerge from the allyship between the living and the non-living alike?
The project was developed by Adelina Luft with support from Blend-In Studios and funded by the Romania National Cultural Fund Administration (AFCN).