ART|JOG – Infinity in Flux

Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
08/06/2015 - 28/06/2015

The artwork installation Choir of Chaos features a kind of bicycle-powered carousel with seating for four children. But instead of the usual colourful animal figures typical of village carousels, its seats take the form of severed arms, each of which brandishes a sabre. In the accompanying video, the driver of this bright pink and light blue painted contraption sports a white horror mask – a fact that does not deter the children from waving cheerily to the camera. "Ride on your morals" reads the motto adorning the grisly children's ride. The exhibition room is hung with bird cages draped in ink-stained national flags from around the world. The Choir of Chaos arises when all countries of the world loudly cry "war, racism and fear", while at the same time manoeuvring to achieve the greatest share of attention and thus the best position. (Words by Christina Schott)