Tero Nauha [Finland]
Tina M Ward [U.S.A.]
Ade Darmawan [Indonesia]
Swarm – the animal society as a possible metaphor for human social structure. Heraldic animals have been the symbols for identification of nations and tribes for as long as there has been culture. These mammals symbolize strong patriarchal structures. The swarm is rather opposite to this. It has no center, no beginning and no end. Most creatures which creating swarm, also create repulsion on us: rats, roaches, ants, termites, flies and so on. Except the bees, because they are useful for man.
The Swarm is the starting point for this project. All three artists create performances, installations, photographs, drawings and situational works. One of the goals for this project is to create a dynamic space for collaboration, events, discussions and actions.
The presentation took place in ruangrupa, Jakarta, and Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta