M A S A              ———   K A L A


2019 - 2021



















Seconds, after minute, days into years of not knowing  what has passed by.  The night falls, as the next sun rises over and over again. We live in and through various repetitions of time and in time.    


What we call the beginning always has an the end, yet to make an end requires a beginning.

The end is where we start from. (1)









1
K A L A
can be understood as a verb; it determines a point or place in time that is both uncertain and "right", giving space to an existing moment within the past, future or present. Each weaving in this series corresponds to a point or place in time that can be calculated in the counting of each thread.  

























II.

M A S A
In this body of work, each weaving represents a calculated movement of time periods, one that is heading forwards, backwards, inwards and outwards.
















A period "begins to end, yet ends to begin".  The two displayed collections, kāla and mā́sa, draw reference from Javanese measurements of time, which capture sequences both linear and cyclical. In their creation, 42,524 threads were handwoven to understand the weaver’s heres, wheres, was and afters in life.

Alexander Sebastianus H.

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