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Title: The uncertain seas
Authors: Arman, Adrian
Keywords: DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Visual arts
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: The Uncertain Seas is a wayang performance that aims to spark conversations about the identity and belonging of Chinese-Indonesians. The project involves an investigation into the process of negotiating the Chinese-Indonesian identity in Indonesia, in relation to periods of racial discrimination and forced assimilation. It seeks to approach the issue by: (1) Identifying the cultural artefacts that are significant to the Chinese-Indonesian communities in Indonesia, and (2) weaving these elements into a medium that is characteristic of Indonesia’s national identity. This will be achieved through incorporating Chinese-Indonesian figures and iconography into a classical Indonesian medium, namely the Javanese wayang kulit purwa shadow puppets, therefore reinventing a medium that is greatly considered to be Indonesian. The project’s output will take the form of three reinvented wayang puppets, designed as historical Chinese-Indonesian figures with Chinese-Indonesian attributes, as well as a wayang performance film, depicting a fictional story of a chance meeting between Liem Koen Hian and Lie Tjeng Tjoan, two Chinese-Indonesian figures who played important roles in the 1947 Indonesian National Revolution.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:ADM Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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