Silakan Saja


2017.
On the surface, a clown uses a banana to shoot a girl amongst crowding plants. She stares, defiant and unafraid, for he is but a fool and cannot hurt her. Meanwhile, he hides behind a mask, a stand-in for those who try to undermine the unity of a nation to further their own agenda. This piece aims to satirize the hypocrisy of Indonesia's prominent social figures, directly alluding to Eddie Adams' 1968 Vietnam War photograph. The allusion serves as a warning for the violent division of a nation.