Wednesday, January 7, 2009

TUDUNG-TUDUNG


TUDUNG-TUDUNG
Instalasi Video
Dimensi pelbagai
2007













Karya ini menggunakan tiga projeksi video. Di bahagian latar, dua dinding menunjukkan wajah aku yang tidak henti bercakap dan kelihatan teks-teks Jawi berlegar secara random di hadapan mulut seolah membisukan segala laungan. Sekujur tubuh dengan skirt ala tari sufi dipancar dengan imej bendera dari negara-negara OIC.

Ini sekadar respons aku terhadap kegiatan pembisuan serta menudung suara-suara dan rintihan Muslim secara universal. Aku tak berupaya mengangkat senjata perang. Ini saja senjata yang aku ada..

Karya ini pernah dipamerkan di Galeri Petronas dan Malmo Art Museum, Sweden. Sekarang aku sedang berunding untuk mempamerkannya di Korea Insyaallah. Takbir!

(Terima kasih sdr Kamal Sabran kerana membantu menyempurnakan video untuk karya ini)

Text by Shireen Naziree, curator of Out of The Mould: The Age of Reason exhibition:

As political incursion increasingly polarizes the Islamic world and its obscurant forces play out their agenda – art expressions within the Islamic context have been invested with new meaning. Nur Hanim Khairuddin in her video installation presentation Tudung Tudung redefines conventions that banish the figure, which she marries through form and film. Her close links with the ritual forms of textiles, which have been part of her early oeuvre, echo the deep significance with her own Malay heritage and punctuate the rhythm of life on so many different levels. However Tudung Tudung is wrapped in a much deeper meaning. Malaysia is currently holding the Secretariat of the OIC and has been applauded as a role model as a peaceful Islamic society. But the question that Nur Hanim asks – Is Anyone Listening?

(Extracted from Out of The Mould: The Age of Reason exhibition catalogue, 2007)