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Pribumi - Pribumi

1998

Performance, 3 July 1998, at Malioboro street in front of the presidential Palace Gedung Agung, Yogyakarta.In this street performance Pribumi –Pribumi, I was frying frog legs together with seven 'foreigners' These fried frog legs were served to the public to open up a dialogue about what happened to the ethnic Chinese during the riots in Jakarta and Solo in May 1998. I used frog legs to question the different roles animals play in human culture (holy, food, pest, pet, dirty, etc). Chinese eat frog legs, however Moslems consider this delicacy to be unclean (haram), thus revealing different cultural perceptions.