Homma collaborated with Indonesian artist Syaiful Garibaldi and stem cell researcher Fitria Dwi Ayuningtyas on this project concerning “mother’s milk” and breastfeeding. In addition to experimenting with the culture of stem cells from breast milk, based on interviews with women who have experience of breastfeeding and research into the mothering behaviors of orangutans, Homma created a video work that combines narratives and images based on scientific views, firsthand breastfeeding experiences, and gender perspectives. She also created acrylic photographs and embroidery pieces, shown as an installation at the group exhibition “Membelah Menyatu, Split /Unite,” organized by LOKUS Foundation, which is run by Garibaldi and Ayuningtyas. A symposium and online exhibition were also held.
Born 1985 in Tokyo, currently based in Bandung (Indonesia) and Tokyo. Graduated with an MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts in 2011.
Based on historical and cultural research on Indonesia and Japan, Homma incorporates a multifaceted approach to making and presenting video works and installations, using not only public documents such as archival materials and other resources but also novels and everyday objects/material to make and present videos and installations. In recent years, she has focused in particular on frequently-overlooked issues related to women.
Soemardja Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia