Learning to Make Fire: Visual Poetry of Women’s Sensuality, Collaboration Indrani Ashe (artist, USA) and Haseena Abdul Majid (poet, Singapore), Wednesday, June 08, 2011, at 04.00 pm, KKF Gallery, Exhibition will be held until June 21, 2011By kedaikebun • May 26th, 2011 • Category: Events
Learning to Make Fire: Visual Poetry of Women’s Sensuality
Collaboration Indrani Ashe (artist, USA) and Haseena Abdul Majid (poet, Singapore)
Wednesday, June 08, 2011, at 04.00 pm
Lasted from 8 to 20 June 2011, Indrani Ashe (female American installation artist) in collaboration with a female poet from Singapore, Haseena Abdul Majid will be exhibiting installation titled “Learning to Make Fire” (Learning to Make Fire) at the Space Gallery Kedai Kebun Forum (KKF), Jl. Tirtodipuran No. 3, Yogyakarta.
The textual aspect of “Learning to Make Fire” will be a series of poems narrated by women of different generations with a uniting theme, menstruation and coming of age. The general tone for these poems will be that of confessions. They will be delivered with sensitivity and with strong female voices throughout; Capturing a smoky, bruised and rough voice in its developing stages of harshness and hardness. The tone these poems will develop will be one that is not soft, not gentle nor a lullaby of calmness. They will deliver infinite sadness, madness, gritty realities and emotional brutality without compromising the spirit of the characters. During the collaboration process Haseena will integrate these texts with the 3 dimensional and 2 dimensional surfaces in the installation
Indrani will respond to the voices living through Haseena’s texts with the media of installation. The topic of coming of age and the social emotional changes erupting from this life process will be expanded on through objects of sensuality twisted and ambiguous in feeling and form, happy and the angry at the same time. “Learning to Make Fire” will be an environment both private in that it carries the personal experience of inhabiting the female skin, and public in that it brings forth the urgent need for those experiences to be voiced.
Indrani Ashe artist born in 1984 is a Bengali American who has been alternating US-Indonesia since 2008, and Haseena Abdul Majid, Singapore’s national poet, was born in 1987. Hessena also a journalist and activist NGOs.
Indrani Ashe (born.1984, USA) is an installation artist from USA, was educated at Wake Forest University, Art Studio in 2006. During the artistic practice Indrani create works of many new experiences and the environment influenced from every way she look everyday. In pursuit of this she often investigates the impact of the narrative power of found objects and body then apply them to the work of textile and fiber. His process is intuitive and eksperimental.
Haseena Abdul Majid (Born. 1987, Singapore) is a writer, journalist and activist from Singapore. Her investigative writing deals mainly with the promotion and protection of the rights of women and children within ASEAN. Formerly the Chief Editor and founder of Godspeed Magazine (a contemporary fine arts and literature print publication), she is also a practicing artist. She is also a regular contributor to such international and local media as Asian Geographic Magazine, Orange Feminist Journal, Words With Out Borders, Junk Music Magazine, Spin UK, Time Asia and Arteri Art & Culture. Her fiction works have appeared in various literary reviews and exhibitions and has participated in literary festivals and artist residency programs around Asia. In addition to her literary and academic writing, she works closely with local NGOs in areas she is based in. Currently, she is based in Singapore and is the Artistic Director of Little Giants.