Tag: Indonesia

Tubuhku Otoritasku

2013; Saya ada di ruangan yang sama dengan Kartika Jahja ketika dia merampungkan rekaman lagu Tubuhku Otoritasku, single pertama album MERAH, yang dirilis 11 Maret 2016 kemarin dalam format digital. Tiga tahun lalu saat Tika menuangkan gagasan-gagasan kritisnya  melalui lagu ini, perbedaan sudut pandang terhadap seksualitas dan identitas gender jelas tidak se-semrawut sekarang. Isu gender […]

Isyana Sarasvati: Anomali, revolusi, kompromi?

Saat Isyana merampungkan setengah porsi pertama aksi operanya malam itu, saya menghembuskan napas lega. Lalu dia memberikan gestur tambahan sambil tersenyum berbisik, “belum selesai.” Dan saya kembali menahan napas, sambil melirik kiri kanan. Isyana Sarasvati cukup membuat saya berpikir, apa yang dia bawa: revolusi atau anomali? Pemikiran ini menjadi semakin kompleks ketika saya menyaksikan dan […]

SFTC Short Talks – Artwarding Night

This very moment, Barasuara and Efek Rumah Kaca are two different bands with one true affinity: they are both raw & irrelevant. Iga Massardi’s all-star outfit hasn’t released anything digestible – the sextet’s existence is shyly surfacing thanks to gigs, word of mouth and hazy press coverage from curious journalists. The latter, is smoothly surviving […]

I am lucky (and cursed)

Written for Sounds from the Corner Disclaimer: This is not me being a douche, this is me being realistic (and a bit skeptical). I am also part of the subject, object and predicate in this note, so no finger pointing. This is a grievance equipped with a solution. Being an Indonesian in Jakarta is such […]

Big love for the most hated band in town

Written for Sounds from The Corner “Selamat ulang tahun, jangan jadi tua dan menyebalkan.” I think everyone should agree that in a gig, the word “backstage” often translated as something exclusive, secluded, or even sacred. Physically, backstage divides two worlds between audience and performer, but some people interpret this backstage thing as a separator between […]

Dekat: The long awaited anger

Written for Sounds From the Corner “Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one” – Benjamin Franklin Well, this is certainly a good one. Reading an introduction email from Kamga mid September 2014, my head was besieged by question marks: Is this really the dude from Tangga? I have nothing against […]

Mondo Gascaro: Beauty by Definition

written for Sounds From the Corner It’s Sunday 16.34 mid June. You’re at the balcony, helplessly sitting on a wooden bench, sipping lemonade, laze and haze throughout the rest of the day. Everyone is out, the house is empty. Your body loosen up but your mind is boisterous, processing and rewinding several things happened during […]

Media, Mobile dan Indonesia

ditulis untuk http://www.marketingcraft.asia Bila Anda pelaku media, ada tiga pertanyaan yang harusnya Anda tanyakan sekarang juga. Fakta baru: Bangsa Indonesia kini tidak hanya ramah, sopan dan memegang budaya ketimuran, namun juga menjadi mobile first country. Pernyataan ini dilandasi oleh berbagai survei dan penelitian yang berusaha mengupas perilaku Online masyarakat Indonesia. Penelitian terbaru yang dihelat oleh Baidu mengemukakan angka-angka […]

Jadi Miskin di Jakarta

Bukan rahasia: Ahok tak suka kompromi. Belakangan ini dia kembali “berulah”. Pedagang Kaki Lima – para oportunis yang menyesaki Jakarta mengadu nasib berjualan sekadarnya juga tak disisakan toleransi. Dia menyisir, mulai dari Monas, bangunan ikon Ibukota. Seperti yang sudah terjadi kemarin-kemarin: kebijakan ini menuai kontroversi. Kiri-kanan ormas kagetan riuh melancarkan protes, menyalak dan kerap menolak. […]