I want to position these works of mine in association with the notion of cargo cult. It is a belief among Melanesians beginning in the In the nineteenth century. Melanesians spread from the Arafura Sea through Fiji islands in Pacific Ocean.
Cargo cult manifests in a ritual that involves the using of industrial-product goods that come from outside the Melanesian civilization. Those goods are actually articles made by foreign, non-Melanesian people Western people in this case that are found in the Melanesian territory, but regarded sacred so Melanesian people worship them.
Disregarding the opinion that has the racist tinge, which attributes the cult to the lack of information and educational backwardness on the part of the Melanesians, I learn that that cargo cult is closely connected with Melanesians' expectation of the arrival of a messiah that will bring welfare and good life from the outside world through certain signs in this case, goods of industrial products from the Western world.
Such perception drives me to make used things and discarded objects, computer carcasses, and street youths calling themselves 'street punks' the subject matters of my works.
I see some similarity between Melanesian people and the street youths with regard to rituals with goods, objects.The difference lies in the fact that Melanesians position objects of industrial products as sacred
articles that give blessing while 'street punks' take the punk style as liberation though they don't fully understand the essence of punk as an ideology or just a style. Yet, just because of that, 'street punks', like Melanesians, regard as sacred a foreign culture that they adopt as a sort of rite closely connected with their life.
Aside from such subject matters I introduce texts to my works. The texts are about apprehension about being in between certainty and imaginings, reality and hope, about the past, the present, the future, and life and death.
It may be that I am also performing the 'cargo cult' rite. Particularly with regard to the primacy I give to street youths and computer carcasses those discarded objects and beings, and my making artworks out of them.