Sriwhana Spong

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Sriwhana Spong, Was Saint Ignatius able to tell the difference between palms and Eucalyptus trees, 2016, HD digital video, sound, duration 12 mins

Sriwhana Spong, Instrument B (Vivian), 2016, made with the assistance of Wilken Schade, aluminium tone bars by Matt Nolan, wood, acrylic, rubber, aluminium, two parts, each 780 x 474 x 402mm

Sriwhana Spong, Im Wintergarten, 2016, Performance still, choreographer Benjamin Ord, dancers Benjamin Ord and Michael John Harper, daadgalerie, Berlin

Sriwhana Spong, The Fourth Notebook, 2015, HD video, 8 min 36 sec

Sriwhana Spong, The Stranger’s House, 2013, calico, acrylic paint, 12 x 4.4 m, installation view Art Gallery of New South Wales

Sriwhana Spong, VS!MF!TB!, 2015, Dimensions variable, steel, laminated wood, Installation view, Piet Zwart, Rotterdam, 2015

Sriwhana Spong, Tasseography of a Rat’s Nest, 2015, Performance, DAAD event, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Sriwhana Spong, Learning Duets, 2012, 16mm film transferred to HD video, choreographed and danced by Benjamin Ord

Sriwhana Spong, Villa America, 2012, silk dyed in Fanta, two pieces, total 4630 x 16000 mm, Installation view ICA, Singapore 2016

Sriwhana Spong, Actions and Remains, Installation view, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2012

Sriwhana Spong, Actions and Remains, Installation view, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2012

Sriwhana Spong, Beach Study, 2012, 16mm film transferred to HD video

Sriwhana Spong, Midrose, Soft Frost, 2012, book pages, coloured filter, lighting gel, frame, 430 x 530 mm

Sriwhana Spong, The Purple Blotter, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2012

Sriwhana Spong, Costume for a Mourner, 2010, choreographed and danced by Benjamin Ord,
high-definition digital video,
duration 8 min 22 sec

Sriwhana Spong, Muttnik, 2005, super 8 transferred to DVD, 1 min 12 sec

Sriwhana Spong, Instrument B (Vivian), 2016, made with the assistance of Wilken Schade, aluminium tone bars by Matt Nolan, wood, acrylic, rubber, aluminium, two parts, each 780 x 474 x 402mm

Sriwhana Spong, The Fourth Notebook, 2015, HD video, 8 min 36 sec

Sriwhana Spong, VS!MF!TB!, 2015, Dimensions variable, steel, laminated wood, Installation view, Piet Zwart, Rotterdam, 2015

Sriwhana Spong, Learning Duets, 2012, 16mm film transferred to HD video, choreographed and danced by Benjamin Ord

Sriwhana Spong, Actions and Remains, Installation view, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2012

Sriwhana Spong, Beach Study, 2012, 16mm film transferred to HD video

Sriwhana Spong, The Purple Blotter, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2012

Sriwhana Spong, Muttnik, 2005, super 8 transferred to DVD, 1 min 12 sec

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An artist of New Zealand and Indonesian descent, Sriwana Spong’s early work explores histories and culture through the lens of perceived otherness with regards to a Western exoticisation of the East. These explorations into the nebulous nature of what it might mean to hover between places have led to more recent works that directly explore the body and its relationship to history, place and time. Spong has developed a specific interest in dance and frequently employs aspects of this medium for its ephemeral nature, carrying with it both a sense of loss and potency of the present.

Sriwana Spong currently lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand.

 
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Sriwhana Spong, Was Saint Ignatius able to tell the difference between palms and Eucalyptus trees, 2016, HD digital video, sound, duration 12 mins

Sriwhana Spong, Instrument B (Vivian), 2016, made with the assistance of Wilken Schade, aluminium tone bars by Matt Nolan, wood, acrylic, rubber, aluminium, two parts, each 780 x 474 x 402mm

Sriwhana Spong, Im Wintergarten, 2016, Performance still, choreographer Benjamin Ord, dancers Benjamin Ord and Michael John Harper, daadgalerie, Berlin

Sriwhana Spong, The Fourth Notebook, 2015, HD video, 8 min 36 sec

Sriwhana Spong, The Stranger’s House, 2013, calico, acrylic paint, 12 x 4.4 m, installation view Art Gallery of New South Wales

Sriwhana Spong, VS!MF!TB!, 2015, Dimensions variable, steel, laminated wood, Installation view, Piet Zwart, Rotterdam, 2015

Sriwhana Spong, Tasseography of a Rat’s Nest, 2015, Performance, DAAD event, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Sriwhana Spong, Learning Duets, 2012, 16mm film transferred to HD video, choreographed and danced by Benjamin Ord

Sriwhana Spong, Villa America, 2012, silk dyed in Fanta, two pieces, total 4630 x 16000 mm, Installation view ICA, Singapore 2016

Sriwhana Spong, Actions and Remains, Installation view, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2012

Sriwhana Spong, Actions and Remains, Installation view, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2012

Sriwhana Spong, Beach Study, 2012, 16mm film transferred to HD video

Sriwhana Spong, Midrose, Soft Frost, 2012, book pages, coloured filter, lighting gel, frame, 430 x 530 mm

Sriwhana Spong, The Purple Blotter, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2012

Sriwhana Spong, Costume for a Mourner, 2010, choreographed and danced by Benjamin Ord, high-definition digital video, duration 8 min 22 sec

Sriwhana Spong, Muttnik, 2005, super 8 transferred to DVD, 1 min 12 sec