indonesia

29.09.15

Pameran Wani Ditata Project

Dalam beberapa tahun terakhir, istilah proyek seni sering muncul dalam berbagai diskusi dan tulisan seni rupa di Indonesia. Seni sebagai sebuah proyek—di mana di dalamnya terdapat berbagai kemungkinan pengembangan ide, baik secara kolaborasi dan individu—memang tidak terlalu dekat dengan sejarah seni rupa kita. Namun, jika merujuk pada sejarah, yang telah dilakukan oleh para founding fathers seni rupa modern kita sebenarnya ada yang sudah mengarah pada bentuk proyek seni seperti yang kita terjemahkan saat ini. Lihat saja proyek poster revolusi pascakemerdekaan Indonesia yang digagas oleh S. Sudjojono dan Affandi bersama Seniman Indonesia Muda (SIM). Ia tidak hanya meletakkan seni sebagai kegiatan mendedah estetika rupa, namun menjadi alat perjuangan yang berkolaborasi dengan para penulis pada masa itu, seperti Chairil Anwar. Seni rupa sebagai sebuah proyek seni memang tidak berkembang di Indonesia karena kecenderungan subjektivitas seniman dan orientasi untuk memproduksi kebendaan berupa 'karya' sebagai hasil akhir. Sebuah proyek seni menuntut keterbukaan dalam mengembangkan ide sebagai proses kerja. Keterbukaan itu bisa jadi berkolaborasi dengan aktivitas yang tidak ada hubungannya dengan kesenian. Mulai tahun 2015, Komite Seni Rupa Dewan Kesenian Jakarta menginisiasi proyek seni seniman perempuan: Wani Ditata Project. Proyek seni ini adalah tanggapan Komite SR-DKJ terhadap perkembangan seni rupa kontemporer Indonesia, bahwa kegiatan seni yang mengarah pada riset dan fokus pada isu tertentu menjadi sangat relevan saat ini. Relevansi proyek seni ini adalah bagaimana pengembangan kegiatan kesenian dengan durasi tertentu dan mendalami satu subjek wacana akan sangat berdampak pada perkembangan seni rupa kontemporer—di mana dalam proses kerja sebuah proyek seni terdapat produksi ilmu pengetahuan yang akan didistribusikan di akhir proyek. Wani Ditata Project dengan sengaja mengundang delapan seniman perempuan dari Jakarta dan kurator muda Angga Wijaya sebagai fasilitator dalam mengembangkan proyek seni ini. Tujuan mengundang seniman perempuan adalah untuk membaca perkembangan seni rupa kontemporer di Jakarta, di mana seniman perempuan juga menjadi pemain utama saat ini. Sejak berdiri, Komite SR-DKJ belum pernah secara khusus meletakkan isu perempuan ini dalam program-programnya. Untuk itulah Komite SR-DKJ merasa perlu secara khusus mengembangkan proyek seniman perempuan, sekaligus untuk merangkum wacana sosial-politik kebudayaan yang dibaca melalui seniman-seniman perempuan. Semoga saja proyek seni ini dapat berkembang dan berkontribusi bagi perkembangan seni rupa kontemporer kita. Salam, Hafiz Rancajale Ketua Komite Seni Rupa Dewan Kesenian Jakarta 2013 - 2015 -- Dewan Kesenian Jakarta mempersembahkan: Proyek Seni Perupa Perempuan Dewan Kesenian Jakarta: WANI DITATA PROJECT Aprilia Apsari, Julia Sarisetiati, Kartika Jahja, Keke Tumbuan, Marishka Soekarna, Otty Widasari, Tita Salina, Yaya Sung Kurator: Angga Wijaya Pembukaan: Sabtu, 3 Oktober 2015 | 19.00 – 22.00 WIB Dimeriahkan oleh: Disrobot Radio Irama Nusantara Pameran: 4 – 19 Oktober 2015 11.00 – 20.00 WIB Diskusi “Citra Dharma Wanita dalam Konstruksi Sosial”: Selasa, 6 Oktober 2015 | 15.00 – 17.00 WIB Pembicara: Julia Suryakusuma & Manneke Budiman Moderator: Maulida Raviola di Galeri Cipta II Jl. Cikini Raya No.73 Taman Ismail Marzuki Menteng, Jakarta Pusat 10330 Gratis!

19.08.13

Irama Nusantara Beta has Launched!

As you may have read in our interview with music afficionado David Tarigan, is looking to be the premiere Indonesian music archive. I have been getting into Indonesian music lately as well and I am happy to know that since August 17th (Indonesia's independence day, if you didn't know) The website still sports a modest catalogue and a couple of blogposts, but you can definitely see the potential of the site. All records liner notes are listed and all information can be cross-referenced, making your information digging very easy. Definitely keep this website on your "Favorites" tab, and look for additions to their growing library!

16.08.13

Shorthand Phonetics – Self-Awareness is Fleeting

Not all musicians are brave enough to release their own album. Especially when the band consists of only one person doing the entire vocal, guitar, bass, drum, composing and programming himself. But Ababil Ashari answers the challenge and under the moniker Shorthand Phonetics, he recorded his new EP titled with only webcam microphone and computer. Originally consisting of five members, Shorthand Phonetics has now released six albums, eleven EP and few film scores. Released under the label of (owned by Ababil himself), this short EP consists of three lo-fi but catchy songs. Shorthand Phonetics’ releases are a creative way of storytelling the life of a Japanese national, Hanabishi Hideaki. Presented in short, personal notes as if written by Hide himself, this EP depict his state of mind through the lyrics and tunes. The first song in the EP, ,features fun punk/rock feel with energetic drumbeats. The track list continues with a slow bass intro from , which then turns into frantic guitar strumming along with the synthesized vocal. The EP ends with a slower guitar-and-vocal only-song titled . Despite being a one-man band and armed with only webcam microphone and computer, Shorthand Phonetics’ lo-fi recording manages to transfer the story of the music. If you are looking for good music to treat your ear, the EP is available for sale here and the physical CD is available here. 01. The Standard Model (Of Love) 02. Jumpin' 03. The Reconnection, or, How Things Kinda Worked Out for Jet Girl in the End (At Least She Still Has All Her Hair)

15.08.13

Lightcraft – Colours of Joy

Being said as one of human’s biggest inspiration, it’s not at all hard to find love-themed music. One of the groups that take love as their inspiration is the Indonesian/Malaysian band, . These five Indonesian-born tied the knot as a band during their stay in Malaysia as college students and has released an EP titled The Modern Seasons at 2006 and their debut album, Losing Northern Lights around 2008. Earlier this year, they released their sophomore album, Colours of Joy, with a little help in distribution from Demajors who worked with many indie musicians such as Endah & Rhesa, Soulvibe, and Efek Rumah Kaca to name a few. The album, consisting of 11 songs plus 1 bonus remix, portrays love in different angles from celebration of love in and to devastating post-breakup song like and . With acoustic guitar-piano combination, Lightcrafts brings calm feeling in but then shape-shifted it to a different vibe with the Crash & I’m A’s remix. A little Coldplay and Snow Patrol can also be felt here and there, such as in and . Overall, these 12 tracks are expressions of various love stories conveyed in euphonious tunes. Although titled ‘Colours of Joy’, the album delivers a melancholic feel with their sentimental lyrics. The tracks in this album are definitely considerable to add to your playlist to accompany long road trips or gloomy Sunday. Tracklist: If you don’t mind Amazing grace This plastic love Get your own way Bonfire The other side of the glass Fire with fire Starlit eyes Love songs and lullabies Living in words and letters Hello goodbye bonus track: fire with fire (crash & I’m A remix) For more information about Lightcraft: www.facebook.com/lightcratmusic www.soundcloud.com/lightcraft www.twitter.com/lightcraftmusic www.youtube.com/user/lightcraftvideos www.vimeo.com/lightcraftmusic

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