Melati Suryodarmo, I am a Ghost in my Own House 2012, video documentation, one-channel HDV,  30m30s. Courtesy of the Artist

The title of the exhibition comes from Suryodarmo's twelve-hour performance I am a Ghost in My Own House. During this performance, Suryodarmo uses a stone mortar to crush charcoal into dust on a table. She literally exhausts herself, but at the same time she also exhausts the energy potential of the charcoal.


Melati Suryodarmo, I am a Ghost in my Own House 2012, video documentation, one-channel HDV, 30m30s. Courtesy of the Artist