THERE EXISTS NEITHER THIS SHORE NOR THE OTHER
- EVERYTHING HAS A SKIN THAT ALL CAN BE DEPRIVED
- THE INORGANIC DATA AND THE ORGANIC ___ ?
The investigation into how human sense the world around them has gone further as the tribute to ancient Sumerian belief and mythology of Nibiru, a planet whose existence remains contested among the astronomical field. The artist seeks to explore the link between an ancient civilisation’s observation of objects and the myth-making of human, thus how the myth intercepts with Nibiru.
Portia works in a variety of media as performance, video and sculpture. The different media often works together and combine in Tableaux Vivants, as the performance often reveals a familiar picture from legend, myth and Buddhism. She is interested in different forms of communication among human, and questions how to elevate the body as the subject to the intangible state as body without organs, like in her early work The Flea, the performers became metaphoric of the conscious from the fleas, and the sculptures are the romanticising fleas. The sculptures and performers have a narrative dialogue; sometimes, this appears through the video. Her recent work deals with the relationship with cosmic that creates a narrative link to Nibiru, a controversial planet in the astronomical world, meanwhile a God in Sumerian mythology. The uncertainty of Nibiru is what Portia interested in that she provides the East and West legends connected to Nibiru, and questions in work that how ancient are connected to the cosmic. Moreover, the performers are instructed under choreography to provide conscious communication that could happen between human and Nibiruians.