Pulau Jengekerik (Cricket Island) Alexis Gautier
17 11 '17 > 17 12 '17
Centre for Fine Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23
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10:00 - 21:00
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Alexis Gautier (1990) has spent two months in Indonesia looking for the definition of an island: "there is a bored god, a handful of dust and a floating island. I hear my name in the speakers of the mosque, a night fisherman with a lamp on his forehead and a prayer with open hand palms. They tell me about a buried egg, a hidden door and about one single cricket."
Reimar Schefold, anthropologist
Tired of hovering in the sky above the sea,
The old gods longed to set foot on something steady
So they gathered some dust from the stars
And scattered it about in the green waters
To form the first island of Indonesia.
Not anchored, the island was floating.