An Interlude For a Permanent Memory

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And they fall onto fields of sunflowers,
They will be commemorated here
In between moistened earth

Blackened hands, faces glazed with shocked tears
Pierced by the roar of howling bodies
Not yet ready for the fall

Like angels , they will seek rest
And return to places of light
Blessed by the flag of yellow flowers
Blithe spirits, unbroken by the sun

-Bernice Chauly

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WATCHING YOU, WATCHING US

Watching You, Watching Us embodies the subtle genesis of life and death through the cognition of personal and afar tragedies surrounding the artist’s vision.

How Would You Choose To Die? ,What Would Happen To My Body If I Was Buried? & Would I Not Feel Anything Because Our Souls Go Back To God?

were the questions asked by Miguel Panduwinata, 11, to his beloved mother one day before his flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. He was aboard Flight MH17, when it was shot down by a missile that resulted in the demise of all 298 passengers.

Pondering upon these questions awakens nostalgia and suppressed emotions – rekindling the artist’s internal conflict with his perplexed interpretation of mortality and the susceptibility of our precious life. Coping with the concept of death, the artist explores the impermanence and unfathomable complexities surrounding the fragility of the living, death and afterlife.

The creation of each works is an attempt by the artist to grant himself a second chance (or) to mine for meaning and clarity from a series of transitory events surrounding. The artist invites a spiritual examination of the sceneries as a mediated space where one becomes a mental visitor not only to a place but to the  fragmented moments of life. Watching You, Watching Us lends a shared evocative space where melancholia transits ephemerality in guiding our psyche towards a transcendental experience. Where life ended with profound loss, the images begin with the creation of life.