‘Home’ compiles layers of ideas around the sense of belonging, body, material, and capital.
The work is the result of learning on ideas surrounding body and material within the animist tradition in the region of Banyuwangi, East Java of Indonesia. The exterior and interior of a house are built upon specific social structures developed from the bases of belief systems and neoliberal capitalism.
The tension between utopia and dystopia and the idea that ‘the body belongs to nature, nature belongs to the body’ mingle together at the same time. This idea is interpreted and misinterpreted through the use of ecotourism in the urban development of Banyuwangi.
In the installation, Leo uses the remnants of a cottage building that has re-used materials from an Osing traditional house . He has hung a weight scale in each area of the house. The inclination of each of these weight scales articulates its relationship with the capacity of the space.
Born in 1987, Banyuwangi.
Lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.