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Holy Hair Tree

2007 / 2 hours / live performance / National Museum di Gampingan, Yogyakarta, ID

I make this piece outside. In the middle of the site stands an old tree with long roots looking like lianas. I wear a traditional indonesian long simple batik dress. With a thin string I tie traditional indian dancing bells to the end of the roots. I climb into the tree and play a sound on the bells. I braid some of the long roots to form a swing. I sit in the swing of roots and swing. At the end I give one bell to each spectator and look deeply into their eyes.

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Photos/Videos: Ezzam Rahman