Series of final presentations of the residency program MARANTAU Kenduri

Kenduri - MARANTAU Maria Uthe

14.02.2022 - 18.02.2022



During their three-month residency period in Yogyakarta, MARANTAU practitioners in residence Wilda Yanti Salam, Sidhi Vhisatya, and Kartika Solapung will share their research and conversations.

Kenduri is a celebration of salvation, allowing people to find peace and strength in one another when faced with a pandemic, and with oppression that results in injustice in society. During their three-month residency period in Yogyakarta, MARANTAU practitioners in residence Wilda Yanti Salam, Sidhi Vhisatya, and Kartika Solapung will share their research and conversations.

With her background in archiving and research in Tanahindie and Memodapur, Wilda‘s portal for investigating taste is the kitchen. She uses her sense of taste to explore how we build food culture in response to social, political, and geographical issues as well as in response to our own bodies.

Sidhi's involvement in the Queer Indonesia Archive (QIA) led him to document the trajectory of queer life in Yogyakarta. He conducts interviews and meets with many people to explore their stories. Starting from the idea of collective memories, collective feelings, collective affection, and secure space, he publishes documents and materials on a website that receives public contributions.

Tika, who is engaged in the KAHE community and a theatrical performer and vocalist, is honing her musical skills. She made a note of the sounds she heard and experienced in Yogyakarta and then checked her recall of the sounds in Maumere, her hometown. She experiments with pace and uncovers small sounds that are all around us, sounds that we take for granted, that we disregard, and of which we are unaware.

Journal review: Setoples Ramuan Pengawetan (Glass of Preservation Mixture)

Monday, 14 February 2022
19:00-21:00 WIB / 13:00-15:00 CET
With Wilda Yanti Salam and Gatari Surya Kusuma.
The discussion takes place on Zoom.
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Setoples Ramuan Pengawetan is a journal of flavors, narratives, tactics, methods, ways, and stories compiled by Wilda Yanti Salam during her stay in Yogyakarta.

Using the metaphor of jars as containers, Salam attempts to capture her experiences at the market, at the stalls, in the kitchens, in encounters with the tenants of the food stalls, with teachers in alternative schools, learning to be self-sufficient in food, trying home cooking, exploring strategies and efforts to preserve the values that are individual or familiar to society.

Salam will invite Gatari from Bakudapan Food Study Group to discuss flavors formed by different contexts, references and narratives that are also closely related to knowledge access.

Please sign up if you are interested. We will distribute the journal in digital format so you can read it before the event.

Arsip Terbuka (open archive)

Digitally organized through Arsip Terbuka.

ArsipTerbuka is a digital archival platform inspired by Sidhi Vhisatya that emerged from a series of long-term research projects. Previously, Vhisatya and Hilman Fathoni (archivist and librarian) invited friends who had worked on queer issues in Yogyakarta to a workshop from 11-12 February 2022. Participants dug into narratives, stories, characters to gather contexts and narratives for existing and potential material in Indonesia. The workshop aims to create a platform that can preserve stories, one that is open not only to users but also to anyone who needs access to the entries.

WiQi (Wiki Queer Indonesia) is one of the digital testing platforms created collaboratively by participants for photos, passed on stories, diaries, and other non-formal (unpublished) materials as sources for rewriting the stories of queer people in Indonesia. We are convinced that there are a great many queer stories in Indonesia. Each region has its own unique context, story and vocabulary.

Arsip Terbuka presents documents, moving images, voices and photographs of workshop participants as well as research results from three months of MARANTAU residency. It emphasizes the importance of temporal, open, and inclusive archives that enable dialogues about archiving queerness in socially-based collaborations.

Screening and discussion about the documentary Deleilah: Tak Ingin Pulang dari Pesta (Deleilah: Doesn't Want to Return Home from the Festival)

Film screening
14-18 February 2022
You have access after signing into Deleilah FKY.

Wednesday, 16 February 2022
19:00-21:00 WIB / 13:00-15:00 CET
With Sidhi Vhisatya (Queer Indonesia Archive), Arum Marischa and Maria Alda Novika.
The discussion takes place on Zoom.
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A group of entertainers who can sing and dance well discuss. The group is called Deleilah and consists of three women: Rosi (Kusuma Ayu), Luna Maria (Alda Nocika), and Happy (Arum Marischa). The group has managed to attract many fans in the Metro Club. For Metro, Deleilah means enrichment; and for Deleilah, Metro represents the perfect stage. Metro and Deleilah are there to complement each other.

Played by eight trans women, the show was prepared over nearly five months by Joned Suryatmoko (director) and the FKY XX 2008 team. For the participation of trans women in this production, the committee held auditions beforehand to recruit the trio Deleilah and some trans women as supporting actresses.

Deleilah is one of the theater productions in which the trans women’s community became involved after the KKWK attack in 2000. It was performed twice (6 and 7 July 2008). The performance had a packed audience each time. This involved the trans women’s friends in setting the direction of the story while gaining insight into how the life of a trans woman can be portrayed in performance.

SIARAN Suara (Sound show)

Friday, 18 February 2022
18:30-20:00 WIB / 12:30-14:00 CET
With Kartika Solapung.

The event will be broadcast live at:
Based on Tika’s interest and preference for listening, she will combine recordings of what she has found, ambiences, and human voices with the notations of musician Nadia Hatta. Without using a systematic method, Tika hears a variety of sounds at different volumes—noise unfamiliar, inaudible, sinking behind noise and deliberately not wanting to be heard by those who should be listening.

The event takes place with voices performed with instruments, singing and speech in the form of storytelling.

“To understand the world, it is not enough to see it, you must also hear the voices.”


is a new residency platform from the Goethe Institut Indonesia and Riksa Afiaty who adopts the dynamics of movement, exile, separation from familiar places and the adaption with new working patterns and cultures in new locations. Questions what it means, in the words of Edouard Glissant, to errant and de-root.

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