Mancapat is a presentation of Javanese cosmological worldview of life as a series of continuous loops. It serves as a guide throughout their lives and it is reflected in their textiles, architecture and how communities are organised. In modern times, 'circularity' and 'closing the loop' are often associated with sustainability, an idea that questions human's material consumption that impacts natural biodiversity and cultural heritage.
In this exhibition, traditional textiles inspire new creations to ponder and to portray the continuity of life beyond death and preservation of resources and memory presented in a series of textile-making tools, photographs, traditional woven textiles and four brand new contemporary art installations by artists Agatha Lee "Agy" (Singapore), Marina Gosali (Indonesia) and Noor Iskandar (Singapore).
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