Writing In The Rain by Fx Harsono

“Writing in the Rain,” is an examination of Harsono’s complex cultural identity and how he fits into a larger Indonesian society. In the video, Harsono can be seen repeatedly writing his name in Chinese characters on a clear wall. Eventually it begins to pour rain on Harsono and the letters are washed off the wall. Harsono continues to write despite the water making it impossible for the letters to remain. The piece highlights the complexity and delicate nature of identity amid an ever-changing word.

Client: Museum Macan
Year: 2017