An Installation by Boedi Widjaja
The work speaks of an imagining of home through land and water, as expressed through abstract stone prints; the prints are made in situ during the opening of the Biennale, in collaboration with visitors. 從土，⿊也 means “from the earth, black” in Chinese. The phrase was written by Eastern Han scholar Xu Shen, a literal and semantic description of “ink” - its character 墨 is formed by combining ‘black’ and ‘earth’. 水墨—the pairing of the Chinese words for “water” with “ink” is the term used to describe traditional Chinese landscape paintings. The paintings are generally approached as subjective site-inspired performative expressions rather than accurate observations of the scene. Through this work, the artist aims to present a fluid mediation of land, home and identity at the Jerusalem Biennale.
Venue: Hamachtarot Museum