IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: DADANG CHRISTANTO, WASHING THE WOUND – TAASA Review December 2008
Melanie Eastburn, with Dadang Christanto The legends of many nations include tales of respect for the nobility of water.
Even where I come from, from Indonesia, Java island, the Mahabarata story and other legends are important and in them water is a vital element, something sacred and holy. Dadang Christanto performance, For those who have been killed, National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Garden, 30 September 2004.
Photo: Steve Nebauer, courtesy National Gallery of Australia But in my works, I do not want to use water to replicate past stories or meanings...