26.06.20—03.07.20 — 09:00—09:00
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ARGOS TV15: Roy Villevoye

Roy Villevoye, Voice-Over (2014) © the artist(s)

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Roy Villevoye, Voice-Over (2014)

Set in the Asmat region in the Indonesian part of New Guinea, Voice-Over overlays the construction of a traditional wooden sculpture with a phone call about a sales deal gone wrong. The death of Roy Villevoye’s Papuan friend Omoma is the reason for the creation of the sculpture, a ritual that also functions as a memorial ceremony. In the phone call with a gallery owner, reference is also made to a sculpture, in this case an art piece and (expensive) commodity. The result is a painful confrontation between two worlds with “the sculpture” as the transgressive symbol of life, death, and legacy, on the one hand, and the art market on the other.