Influenced by the cultural milieu of experiencing intra-ethnic relations in Indonesia, my work explores intricate and complicated layers of selfhood in the context of cultural background, intimacy, sexual preference, and personal displacement. By utilizing photography, video, along with elements of performance and installation, through the use of personal narrative and story telling, my work challenges and deconstructs the perspective we use to scrutinize and observe our roles in a transnational global world.
Oppression and suppression were the themes of my childhood. Through an absence of physical and verbal affection in my upbringing, I use the visual medium to produce a new language of intimacy. The desire for closeness, accompanied by apprehension, guides me in my exploration. I found myself using photography as an excuse to invite my family to play with me and to construct a new world that I would feel more familiar in.