Titen Tethukulan 2019
Medium
Screenprint on 250gsm Old Mill paper, acid free.
Dimensi
105 x 74 cm.
Frame Included.
Kategori
Edition of 10

Rudi Hermawan

Belief in anything that is beyond scientific reason is today always categorized as myth. That’s how the paradigm of science reproduces itself; by refusing to acknowledge anything that does not support it. The title of this work is Titen Tethukulan, which means ‘pay attention to the land’. It invites us to think about belief, which is beyond reason, and yet is still alive and growing around us everywhere. This is not to say that science is not true, but rather to say that the truth is not singular, and that there are many things we believe in even without science.

Kepercayaan atas apapun yang berada di luar kebenaran nalar selalu dikategorikan sebagai kebenaran mitos. Begitulah paradigma sains hari ini didengungkan; menolak sekaligus enggan mengakuinya. 
Judul karya Titen Tethukulan yang artinya perhatikan tanaman, adalah sebuah ajakan untuk memperhatikan secara seksama tentang persoalan kepercayaan di luar nalar, yang masih hidup dan tumbuh di sekeliling kita. Hal tersebut bukanlah ancaman terhadap sains, namun hanya ingin menegaskan bahwa pengetahuan tidaklah tunggal dan kepercayaan tanpa dalil ilmiah itu nyata.