HomeArticlesDeaf Art Community in Indonesia Deaf Art Community in Indonesia By Frank Lundy September 15, 2019 Articles, Blog 3 Comments Tags:deaf art, deaf artists, deaf asia, deaf community, deaf culture, deaf travel, disability in indonesia, sign language, travel indonesia Related Posts Printmaking with your Empress and 3D Ornamental Embossing Folders Made Easy! The Most Disturbing Painting Maya Berović – HAREM (OFFICIAL ARTWORK 2017) About Author admin 3 Comments Deafinitely Wanderlust September 13, 2019 TRANSCRIPT [Cut to Stacey, a light skinned Mexican-American female who is wearing a light pink tank top and a black pants. She’s also wearing black Adias hat, black eyeliners, and a golden lady of guadalupe necklace. A strap is worn on her to hold her camera. On the right side of the screen, logos of Facebook, Instagram and Youtube appeared. A black painted animated across a white transparent textbook, it says “@deafinitelywanderlust.” On the left top of the screen, the logo of Deaf Art Community (DAC) appeared. In the black circle, “D” is a white hand with the sign “D” followed by “eaf” in white text. “Art” and “community” are both in red text.] we are here atDeaf Art Community.DAC, which is the abbreviationIt's located here in Indonesia.in the city of Yogyakarta. [A black painted animated across a white transparent textbook appeared on the center left side of the screen, it says “Yogyakarta, Indonesia” with a red icon of PinPoint emoji.] so, let's go in and see what happens!c'mon. [Cut to a series of short clips of people of Deaf Art Community. A white and black Title appeared, “Deaf Art Community”] [Cut to Stacey, who is standing on the right side of the screen, and a Deaf brown-skinned Indonesian male in faded beach blue shirt is standing next to Stacey. On the top right of the screen, a black painted animated across a white transparent textbook, it says “December 2017.”] Stacey: Hi! I'm here inside the DACI'm thrilled to meet him!so, let's introduce who you are.starting off by your name first [On the bottom left of the screen, a black painted animated across a white transparent textbook, it says “Gustian Hafidh Mahendra” followed by an icon image of Indonesian flag.] My name is HafidhMy sign name is:(shown as he signed "H" and put on his right cheek)I am from Yogyakarta.in Indonesia!Stacey: And how old are you?Hafidh: how old am I?hmmm, what do you think?I'm 19 years old. [On the bottom left of the screen, a black painted animated across a white squared transparent textbox, it says “He was only 19 years old! Wow!”] Stacey: 19 years old!? woowwwww.he's really so young!wow.he's so much younger than I am andhe already established this place?!why did you decide to open DAC?Hafidh: well…but actually,I didn't create or establish DACI participated in 2010DAC first opened during the year of 2004There was a chairperson whom I have great respect forthat person started DAC and established hereand passed down the position of a chairpersonand now I am the chairperson of DACI thought about it and really want to encourageand support Deaf people through artsI want to empower them through artsinstead of feeling they're inferior in art communityLike you know that the Hearing communityhave more opportunities in art fieldwhereas there is a lack of representation for DeafI want to create an equal opportunity for us [Cut to a series of short clips of different arts at DAC] [Cut to Hafidh and Jason Hoang, a light-skinned Asian-American male. He is wearing a black t-shirt. On the bottom center of the screen, a black paint animated across a white transparent box, it has a Facebook logo and “@jasonhoangFIT”] Hafidh: The sign for DAC is "butterfly."Jason: is it because of feeling free?Hafidh: no, well – yeah. feeling freebut it's actually because –you know what's the caterpillar?Jason: yes, I know.Hafidh: Hearing people lookat Deaf people like they're caterpillars.Jason: oooooh (clapping)so when they become butterflies,Deaf people can look at it and feel inspiredthey'll like to have that experience as butterflies. Hafidh: the center of this area is the "worries."Jason: it means "heart?"Hafidh: worries!so, this meanssome Deaf people aren't sure what were their worriesthey've been feeling suppressed and oppresseddo you understand?so, "I feel a heavy burden on my heart because of…"here, it says "sad!"and this one says"dream" [Cut to a close up view of the art with all notes. Each note consist one word in Indonesian language. Five animated callouts appeared, pointing at different Indonesian words to translate. “Afraid?” “rejected” “rise up” “communication” and “offended.”] Jason: So it's all the emotions that they're feeling toosadness,happiness,stressed,and many, many other thoughts and feelingsall are written around herewhich means it's not alwaysneeded to be expressed happilywhat you're doing is good, becausearts allow us to express our inner feelingsHafidh: that's exactly it!Jason: so Deaf people can feel better after expressingI feel really touched. [Cut to a series of short clips of people at DAC] [Cut to Stacey who is sitting on a chair at DAC] Stacey: Hearing people also come here tohelp the Deaf Art community here! [Cut to Stacey who is sitting next to a Hearing brown-skinned woman with a short haircut. She is wearing blue and white stripped shirt with a pair of mustard yellow pants. On the center bottom of the screen, a painted black box animated and a long black arrow appeared to point at the woman. White colored text says, “A Hearing person who wants to support Deaf Indonesians & learn sign language (BISINDO)] Stacey: She says that she used to work with Disabled peoplebefore like in Australia. That's cool. [Cut to a series of short clips of people at DAC][Cut to Stacey who is sitting on a chair at DAC] Stacey: So, those Hearing people who come hereare not in charge of DAC. [On the bottom left of the screen, a painted black box animated and a long black arrow appeared to point at the woman. Red colored text says, “Sorry, I was wrong” followed by with white colored text, “It was not a hard of hearing person. I mean to say a DEAF person.”] they work under Deaf people.It's a hard of hearing person who's in charge stillI'm really glad about that, so I like how it works here [Cut back to Stacey and Hafidh] Stacey: so, what's your future goal for DAC?Hafidh: My goal for DAC here isI'm not the only one who will do this. [the screen split into two parts which two different videos are playing simultaneously. On the left side, a series of short clips of people at DAC. It’s filmed by Rangga Yudhistira @ranggaye. On the right side, Hafidh continues on talking] Hafidh: it's all of us here, equally.including with Hearing people, we work together equallyand I want Hearing people have the respectfor Deaf Indonesiansand learn that Deaf people can do artsthat Deaf people have the power tooand that Deaf people can do many different thingsIt is because of many Hearing people here in Indonesiabelieve that Deaf people cannot do anything.They believe that it wasn't possible for Deaf Indonesiansto do dance, arts or whatever elseand I don't believe that.so I can show them that we can do many thingsI want to expose them that we can throughdance performances oror through artsso they can realize that they were wrongI really want that. [the screen split ended] Hafidh: so yeah…Stacey: I'm touched by what you said.I really hope to see the growth and changes inthe Deaf community here by educating and showingthat we all are capable to do many things.Hafidh: yes, that's right. Thank you! [An end slate appeared with a photo Deaf Indonesians smiling at the camera on the left side of the screen. On the right side, a DAC logo is shown. Below the logo, a white text font says, “Deaf Art Community. Yogyakarta, Indonesia” A logo of Instagram is shown with “@dacjoga” and a logo of Facebook with “@deafartcommunity”] [cut to a light yellow and white frame appeared two different video clips of Stacey in Indonesia. In the frame, a black text appeared on the top center: “follow for more videos!” The logo of Instagram, Facebook and YouTube are also shown on the bottom left of the screen with “@deafinitelywanderlust.” On the bottom center, “www.deafinitelywanderlust.com”] Reply Duy Bạch September 13, 2019 2019/9/13 DEAF WORLD sao wow Reply Reggie T September 13, 2019 Awesome Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.