Idea

Wani Ditata Project: Citra Wanita dalam Bingkai Birokrasi Negara

 

Wani Ditata Project merupakan pembacaan ulang sejarah dari delapan seniman yaitu Aprilia Apsari, Julia Sarisetiati, Kartika Jahja, Keke Tumbuan, Marishka Soekarna, Otty Widasari, Tita Salina, dan Yaya Sung mengenai organisasi Dharma Wanita yang berdiri saat pemerintahan Orde baru berkuasa (1966-1998).

Proyek ini bekerja dengan cara melakukan penelitian arsip tentang Dharma Wanita di masa Orde Baru dan observasi langsung terhadap organisasi Dharma Wanita Persatuan (Pasca Orde Baru), yang telah mengalami perubahan sistem organisasi sesuai pemerintahan demokrasi saat ini. Proses penelitian menjadi basis dalam pembuatan karya setiap seniman yang kemudian dipresentasikan dalam berbagai medium karya seni seperti video, foto, objek temuan (found object), dan instalasi.

Seluruh seniman yang terlibat lahir di periode 1970 dan 1980-an. Mereka yang lahir di tahun 1970-an turut merasakan rezim Orde Baru hingga usia dewasa. Sementara yang lahir di tahun 1980-an, pada periode yang sama baru beranjak remaja dan hanya sempat merasakan rezim tersebut di akhir masa kejayaannya. Proyek ini mencoba menjembatani tegangan di antara dua generasi seniman tersebut untuk melakukan representasi citraan yang hadir dalam Dharma Wanita di rezim Orde Baru dan memperlihatkan relasinya terhadap perkembangan citraan dalam konteks kekinian sehingga kita dapat melihat kembali gambaran konstruksi kepentingan politik dalam membentuk perempuan dari zaman ke zaman.

Wani Ditata Project: Women’s Image within State’s Bureaucracy

 

Wani Ditata Project is a re-reading of history of Dharma Wanita, a women’s organization established during the rule of the New Order (1966-1998) by eight artists. They are Aprilia Apsari, Julia Sarisetiati, Kartika Jahja, Keke Tumbuan, Marishka Soekarna, Otty Widasari, Tita Salina, and Yaya Sung.

The project operates through archival research on Dharma Wanita during the New Order and direct observation toward Dharma Wanita Persatuan, a renamed version of the organization post-New Order after it has undergone changes of organizational structure in accordance with today’s democratic system. Based on this collective research, each artist will present their artworks in various mediums such as video, photography, found objects and installation.

All the artists involved were born during the 1970s and 1980s. Those who were born in the 1970s lived under the New Order’s rule up to their adulthood. Meanwhile, those who were born in the 1980s grew as teenagers under the regime and saw the end of its golden years. The project tries to bridge the tension between the two artists’ generations to represent the images that were projected by Dharma Wanita during the New Order and reveal their relation to the revised image after in today’s context so that we can see how political interests are constructed in co-shaping women from one era to the next.

Artist

Aprilia Apsari
Julia Sarisetiati
Kartika Jahja
Keke Tumbuan
Marishka Soekarna
Otty Widasari
Tita Salina
Yaya Sung