The artist will expand on the works she has developed for the exhibition, which directly address matters of provenance and heritage. ila reflects on what it means to live on an island, and explores the collective memory of living in close relationship with the sea and its manifold stories. She will also discuss how she uses her body as a space of confrontation and negotiation, and how her performance work explores issues about gender, identity, and historical narratives.
A public programme of Arus Balik – From below the wind to above the wind and back again.
Image caption: ila, the sons and daughters of hungry ghosts, 2019, photographic print, 29.7 x 42 cm. Courtesy the artist.