Ballad of Treasures
performed at the NMAC FOundation, Cadiz, Spain 2004. Photo by Alessia Bulgari
The Ballad for Treasure piece dealing with my memories of pain related to the history of my country. I suddenly asked myself about the idea of nationalism in Indonesia which I was taught during my education. The performance is a kind of satire towards the democracy and yet the oppression in the society.
Melati was wearing a red dress and dragged by a horse carriage. She stood up and sung a patriotic song that everybody learnt in the school in Indonesia.
Duration of the performance: 15 minutes
Performed during the "Cleaning the House" event at the NMAC Foundation, Caidz, Spain 2004
Performed at the NMAC Foundation, Cadiz, Spain, 2004. Photo: Franco B