Ilmu Teluh

Noon Passama, Eiair, Jun Sekino, Pelagan S

Ilmu Teluh is the word we use to call an activity of belief that can range from practicing the faith, worshiping the deity, praying in private to attending the ceremony. Nowadays, llmu Teluh has become popular, while society continually questions beliefs and superstitions. It depicts how the drive of the faith that responds to desire both from lack and inadequacy. Therefore, belief in everyday life is engaging, both in terms of the possibilities and appearance and the core that allows faith to survive amid criticism.

The four artists have processed their work from four fields of science to consider, observe, read, and analyze beliefs existing today. It shows the possibility of beliefs blending into the living space in modern society. Considering the structure of ideas led to the design of the sacred system, observing the abilities of nature that stem sacred objects — reading to the existence of the science of beliefs to the creation of abstract shapes. Analyzing meanings, patterns, and symbolic systems leads to simplified decoding of characters to be simple and become more than an object for worship.

The group exhibition “Ilmu Teluh” is, therefore, an exhibition that brings Applied Art to reflect the outlines of beliefs that exist in society and presents the sacred object that reflects both needs and expectations. Embedded in these objects are desires, greed, passion, lust, to looking for comfort. Artists are revamping the worship of sacred things and sacred tattooing and the symbolic systems, rituals, or even the divinity of it and assimilating it into daily life. In the end, we may find faith requires not appearance, authority, power, or even divinity, nor may they exist in response to desire, insecurity, or even a ritual or worship. But it may only require the answer to the questions about what drives us human in now aday.

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