2. Oleh-Oleh


Oleh-oleh[Souvenir] is a sculptural and sound installation of 13 ears (gold-plated bronze, life size) or 13x13 ears (white painted fiberglass, life size) arranged on the wall to commemorate 13 activists who were kidnapped in the 1990s for speaking out against the dictatorial “New Order” regime that was founded after the mass killings in 1965-66. The black umbrellas outside the entrance to this piece represent the umbrellas carried by the mothers of these activists when they stand in front of the presidential palace in Jakarta each Thursday, “Aksi Kamisan”, protesting the disappearance of their children.

Sound designer: Mauricio Valdes San Emeterio (MX/SLO)