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Flower Interruption (2002), cutout paper flowers (painted with acrylic), performance/installation, Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali




Flower Interruption (2002), cutout paper flowers (painted with acrylic), performance/installation, Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali




Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali, 2002






Ubud, Bali, 2002


Flower Interruption (2002), cutout paper flowers (painted with acrylic), performance/installation, Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia The Flower Interruption in Ubud took place on Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 11:00 am in the Monkey Forest at the edge of town. The Monkey Forest is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ubud with hundreds of visitors daily. It is a sanctuary for over a hundred long-tailed macaques.

I installed the flowers on the stone handrail of the steps that lead down to the Pura Dalem Agung (Temple of the Dead). I also installed the flowers on the stone rim that lines the bath at the entrance to the Temple. An interesting juxtaposition to the Interruption here was that Bali is a Hindu-based island (one of the only ones in Indonesia – most are Muslim) and one of the daily rituals for the Hindu culture is the laying out of offerings to the gods. Offerings of flowers and rice are spread out on palm leaves on the sidewalks every morning and evening. Reactions to the interruption here were also that of puzzlement, including from the forests’ inhabitants. The interruption itself was interrupted after an hour when one of the guards asked us to leave (the other guard was thoroughly enjoying the guerrilla activity).

Other Projects I have done that relate to this work include:
Produced by Marina Perez Wong for Megan Wilson
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Flower Interruption SF
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Flower Interruption Tokyo Japan

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Flower Interruption (2002), cutout paper flowers (painted with acrylic), performance/installation, Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali