5 a.m., somewhere else

5 a.m., somewhere else

I wanted to tell you about the place I am at right now. Words here seem to have a different meaning so I'd thought about writing you every week about the meaning of words here and the stories related to them. From September to the end of November I will be staying as an artist-in-residence at Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Next to making works I will also give workshops, a lecture on my work and work for Trans Artists.

Lotte Geeven


week 1 & 2

It begins with a very soft, almost unnoticeable scent in the air. A scent of earthy mud that makes its way from the dark green mountains over the fields, through the smog of dense exhaust fumes produces by millions of motorcycles & trucks, straight through the smell of hot tar, burning rubber, rotting garbage and sweet fruit tones. When the scent arrives, the sky turns imminent dark and a subtle draft blows through the city, down its streets, through its corridors and eventually somewhere in the city it falls from kilometres high onto the sidewalk or on someone's arm: the first drop of rain... >>


week 3

What is the link between a preserved avocado from the year 1952 in a Nescafe jar, a photo of a 42 year old male found inside the stomach of a python and the arc of Noach constructed out of stuffed animals caught somewhere in the state between death and dust?... >>


week 4

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