放下武器跟我走 (Lay down your weapon, follow me), 2016. Boedi WIDJAJA.
Installation: 28 pecis, brass, chrome, foam, vintage camera tripod; and 28 peci pinhole negatives on Ilford paper in individual frames
Installation: 1.2 x 1.7 x 1.8m
Peci pinhole negatives: 23 x 32cm each
On view at Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore, 13-24 January 2016.
Conceived by contemporary artist Boedi WIDJAJA for his solo exhibition Imaginary Homeland: 我是不是該安静地走開 as part of the Singapore Art Week, the artwork is an installation of 28 pecis (Bahasa Indonesia for caps popularised by Sukarno as a symbol of nationalism) arrayed on a vintage camera tripod and custom brass support. The artist approached CushCush to collaborate on the design of the brass support system, which CushCush proceeded to fabricate. Inspired by the aesthetics and rigour of photography, Widjaja and CushCush share a commitment to the beauty of craft. In designing the brass support system, material, finishing, weight and the size of each element are carefully selected. Besides this installation, CushCush also designed and fabricated a cross-bar support for the artist’s drawing in this exhibition.