The Body of My Own #2
Performance & Installation
in collaboration by great artists Indyra Art and Prajna Deviandra Wirata
“I’m the subject of my body. My body is my right : No one may see, touch and feel my body without my consent.”
The body of women, commonly objectified in arts : painting, sculptures, film, photography, etc. The elegance of women’s body, often became an object of beauty and commodity. There were lots of classic story about famous painters with their models as the object- covered or nude. Ironically, those women did it for their life basic needs (as not to suffer from hunger), no wonder painters hired prostitutes.
This artwork series, the artist herself, decided to become both as subject and object, by inviting audiences to be part of her work. In the second series, the artist invited two great artists to response her body. The artist plays the role as ‘subject’, when she let her body to become the object to be responded by another artists as the collaborator. Indirectly, the collaborator artists, then became her ‘object’. In other way, the artist challenged the collaborator to become the ‘subject’ by responding the artist’s body.
In the installation, there was a curtain covering the activities between the collaborators and artist.
Audiences (public/visitors), may only see the shadow behind the curtain, and they may response by participating
to draw, to paint, or to photograph the shadow appeared from the curtain. Their works later will be install as the part of installation.
This execution will create the voyeurism effect (anyone who views the intimate lives of others)
by challenging audiences' curiosity.