The exhibition looks at photographic imagery, and its impact in our remembering and re-forming of personal narratives.
The process started with the artist drawing negative images of reportage photographs of Indonesian politics across a 30-year period, from its independence in 1945 through a period of transition of Soekarno’s National Independence to Soeharto’s New Order.
The viewer is invited to use his/her mobile device, with invert settings turned on, to see the positive image. Shifting between the modality of drawing and photography, Boedi Widjaja reflects viscerally upon the imagery of his personal history, seeking agency.
Imaginary Homeland is featured as part of Singapore Art Week 2016.