Guarding Hope: Cancer Experience Being Visualized
Guarding Hope is a story about how I responded to something that recently happened to myself, namely cancer of the tongue.\nWaiting, which was boring at first, became painful. The silence that had been calming, turned into restlessness.Folding paper sounds really weird, but it’s actually one of the most effective ways to keep my sanity. And smartphone become a great tool for my daily visual, whenever I feel pain, bored or sad, smartphone will always be there accompany me.
Born and raised in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia in 1991, a visual storyteller based in Jakarta. Utilizing photography as a medium to tell his story or even others. Early 2021, he took part in PannaFoto Future Talents: One-Year Mentorship 2021 at the Pannafoto Institute. As he believes, telling stories has a strange way to make an impact on others. Interested in documenting stories about identity and phenomena that occur in humans with a personal and subtle approach.
Review by Kimi Himeno, Director of Akaaka Art Publishing
The artist constructed this seires based on himself with an origami crane within a confined space. A circlular repetition of folding the paper and photographing it with a smartphone.