Mei Homma “Words are Being Forgotten and New Accents.”

S.Y.P art space

poster for Mei Homma “Words are Being Forgotten and New Accents.”

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This two-day exhibition shows two video works by Mei Homma, who has participated in research trips in in Kyushu, Japan and Indonesia getting to know women who have survived in several different circumstances. Since 2016 Homma has been researching and making artworks about Japanese immigrants in Southeast Asia before WWII, inspired by the Japanese female character Maiko in the Indonesian novels “Bumi Manusia (This Earth of Mankind)” and “Anak Semua Bangsa (Child of All Nations)” by Pramoedya Ananta Toer. For this show, to investigate how images of Japanese women have formed, Homma has explored meetings between Pramoedya and Japanese immigrants, researching reasons why many Japanese women went abroad at that time. She also tries to reconstruct the memory of a Sundanese woman, Siti. F, who was brought to the Buru Island in Maluku from Java by Japanese armies during WW2. Siti. F couldn’t go back to Java after the war, and Pramoedya met her when he was imprisoned in Buru for apolitical offense in the 1970s. In Mei’s video work, a voice-over was made with a Melayu accent in Maluku using a dialogue that Pramoedya and other political offences documented.



from March 30, 2018 to March 31, 2018
Exhibition Hours: 13:00–19:00


Mei Homma



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