Terra Incognita

Timoteus Anggawan Kusno / / 2022

In his hypnotic ‘Terra Incognita’, Timoteus Anggawan Kusno questions colonial power and heritage by stretching in the liminality of fiction, history, imagination and memory.

To the rhythmic beat of a reading of a revolutionary Indonesian poem and the slamming of some trance-inducing drums, the artist creates a spectacular collage by juxtaposing old colonial prints, archive footage as well as his own oil paintings on top of the film itself. Memories of mass mobilisation during Indonesia’s regime succession are re-enacted, jostled; they overlap and finally dissolve into each other as the production of the fiction is exposed.

Presented in partnership with Art Hub Copenhagen and Han Nefkens Foundation.