Noor, Yudi b.1971 / Breaking the Water Picture
about this work
In Breaking the Water Noor has positioned the Venetian handmade glass caps according to a stellar constellation - their geometric shapes (hexagon, octagon and pentagon) recall the omnipresence of mathematics in a number of religions. These caps accompany an ancient jug which was once used in everyday activities in Java and which, according to Indonesian beliefs, had the vocation of collecting the spiritual ghost believed to be a benefactor and advisory spirit. The black plexiglas surfaces form a cube within the proportions of a tall wooden plinth made from old Javanese boats. This work is politically charged in the way the artist recalls a time when the water was holy and pure, and before it became a profitable industry coinciding with the pollution and waste from over-industrialization.

Yudi Noor (b.1971, Indonesia)

Breaking the Water Picture, 2010

Jug, glass, plexiglas and teak wood
132 x 40 x 40 cm.
51 15/16 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.
Provenance:
Nettie Horn Gallery, London, UK Current Location:
Switzerland - Basel - S SculptureSouth Asia

exhibitions

Volta Basel
Basel, Switzerland
June 2011

Between the Bars
Nettie Horn, London, UK
October 2010 - December 2010

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