Events in Leiden & Amsterdam, February 2017

Feb 3, 2017

Kumpulan Budak Setan: Horor dan Sastra Indonesia
Diskusi terbuka PPI Leiden

Intan Paramaditha akan bercerita tentang proses kreatif Kumpulan Budak Setan (Gramedia Pustaka Utama, cet. 1 2010), kumpulan cerpen yang ditulisnya bersama Eka Kurniawan dan Ugoran Prasad sebagai hasil pembacaan ulang atas karya-karya penulis horor paling produktif di era 1970 dan 1980-an, Abdullah Harahap. Ia akan memaparkan sejumlah temuan ketiga pengarang berdasarkan riset yang mereka lakukan, termasuk di dalamnya tema-tema dominan dan ideologi dalam karya Abdullah Harahap serta hubungan antara genre horor dan sastra Indonesia sebagai medan produksi kebudayaan.Tentang Kumpulan Budak Setan:



Feb 7, 2017
Framing Asia: Film Screening on Transgender Issues in Indonesia
KITLV/ IIAS/ Universiteit Leiden, Leiden

We will screen the films Renita, Renita by Tony Trimarsanto and Across Gender by Anouk Houtman. Intan Paramaditha will join our discussion with one of the filmmakers: Anouk Houtman. Intan is an Indonesian author and lecturer in media and film studies at Macquarie University, Sydney. Her research explores the relation between media, cultural activism, and sexual politics in the convergence and tension between national and cosmopolitan trajectories. Intan and Anouk will discuss the position of transgenders in Indonesia.

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Feb 9, 2017
Perdu/ Read My World, Amsterdam
Women’s Resistance in Arts and the Media in Indonesia

Growing conservatism in Indonesia, as elsewhere, entails the attempts to regulate and censor women’s bodies. Tonight Indonesian fiction author and lecturer Intan Paramaditha will give a reading on how women’s resistance has been expressed through literature, film, performance, music, and visual arts and how a younger generation of women artists and activists use the media for political intervention. She views the term ‘women’s resistance as a productive term which, while aligning Indonesian feminists with the current global women’s movements, evokes further questions: how do we define local resistance? Who are resisting, and who are not part of it?

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Feb 16, 2017
Film studies in Indonesia: An experiment of a new generation
KITLV, Leiden

Recent publications on Indonesian cinema, both in English and Indonesian language, demonstrate an attempt in the past two decades to establish the field of film studies in Indonesia. I argue that formation of the field, mainly driven by young independent film scholars, should be situated within the changing landscape of cultural production after the fall of Suharto in 1998. Shaped by the narratives of the student movement and a wave of democratization that followed, a new generation of artists, activists, and scholars emerged and transformed the cultural fields – including cinema – with various kinds of cultural practice that project new ideas of nation and citizenship. Embracing a cosmopolitan worldview and an independent spirit of production, this generation rehearses what I call “the scenario of experiment” outside the confinement of the state and formal institutions in order to make cultural interventions.