Photographs, binocular, monocular, carpet | Installation- variable size | 2013
Anatomy of Common Sense uses data and images from MURI (Indonesian Record Museum) as a starting point to talks about ‘common sense’. Records from the museum’s database more than just about awards or achievements, it helps us understand on how the Indonesian people see themselves, their society and rest of the world. The project also investigates how common sense works, both in the personal and social level, psychologically and socially.
In Gramsci’s logic, those who in power maintained control not just through violence, political and economic coercion, but also through a hegemonic culture, which propagated its own values and norms so that they became the ‘common sense’ values of all.