I KROYWARA I


I take inspiration from the indigenous term koiwara. This agricultural ritual of the Kalinia, an indigenous tribe in Suriname, is a communal ritual.

To prepare their agriculture process, this community use fire. First, for the general preparation moshiro, that involves everyone. Afterwards, koiwara follows – a family ritual, in which wood piles of insufficiently burned tree trunks and branches are reburned. This knowledge is fundamental in my spacetime games that reflect the relation between violence and power.

My philosophy, a concept of limited damage with long-term effects, reflects synergy between culture and nature. It follows two exhibitions with focus on contradictions. First, in 2010 as contrast. Second, in 2012 as harmony.

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