Rapid infrastructural development that can be seen today has drastically impacted and created ripples to the natural landscape of our planet negatively. This unfortunate event would have never took place if we have done enough research before executing any plans poorly that adds further disruption to the eco-system of an already deteriorating habitat. In a response to the matter, and through my work, I am conveying my thought by visualising a concrete-based nursery which directly symbolizes the sad reality of people beginning to romanticize modernity as a result of embracing it in the future. The title for the ‘Bru-Kon-01 Nurseri’ artwork is short for ‘Brutal Concrete 01 Nursery’ is my take on the future as far as prediction goes. Drastic that the work seem, the complete opposite of portraying nature in a manner of non-organic while using man-made materials will someday be a reality when we stop caring about our planet.a>
Concept chosen for my artwork is the imitation of plant nursery; ready-to-plant plants for sale. With the given theme of ‘art on site (seni di lokasi)’ for the Bakat Muda Sezaman 2021 this time around, I find the theme itself can be interpreted directly to narrate the happenings within my own surrounding (of interest of course). I was drawn to an area specifically in Sungai Buluh, whereby a great number of on-going construction sites and nursery plantations can be unmistakably spotted when one were to pass through that very place. Based on my observation regarding these two occurrences, I see a good marriage between those to convey my message in visualising this dystopian that could or could not take place in the near future. Either way, Bru-Kon-01 Nurseri is just a playful prediction of a new environment. I have substituted living plants nursery to a concrete one; which are made from raw materials often used in construction sites. The idea behind the substitution is a clear display of greed when it comes to handling/mishandling nature as our natural resources for the sake of securing future projects in developing the land. Based on the current state of our environment, my prediction in regards to natural landscape going down the drain seems realistic by the looks of our chase to achieving a developed nation status. It will come to no surprise if our surrounding are filled with concrete and man-made structures instead of the Mother Nature itself. The current trend of filling the ‘concrete’ housing with plants and nature has been mushrooming ever recently which draws me into creating this artwork. I have the reason to believe that most people finds comfort in their aforementioned interior decoration decisions which I find ironic. I have chosen my own studio in Ara Damansara as the location to my installation due to strategic reasoning of reflecting the modern setting of my working space area.
Kepesatan pembangunan pada zaman sekarang telah memberi banyak impak perubahan dan kerosakan terhadap landskap semulajadi dan penduduk setempat. Didalam karya ini, saya memberikan respons keadaan landskap semasa mengikut pengamatan dipersekitaran dengan menggunakan konsep nurseri brutalisme sebagai simbolik terhadap ramalan keadaan landskap dan pembangunan pesat yang akan datang.