Deaf Art Community in Indonesia

Deaf Art Community in Indonesia


we are here at Deaf Art Community. DAC, which is the abbreviation It’s located here in Indonesia. in the city of Yogyakarta. so, let’s go in and see what happens! c’mon. Hi! I’m here inside the DAC I’m thrilled to meet him! so, let’s introduce who you are. starting off by your name first My name is Hafidh My 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. 19 years old!? woowwwww. he’s really so young! wow. he’s so much younger than I am and he already established this place?! why did you decide to open DAC? well… but actually, I didn’t create or establish DAC I participated in 2010 DAC first opened during the year of 2004 There was a chairperson whom I have great respect for that person started DAC and established here and passed down the position of a chairperson and now I am the chairperson of DAC I thought about it and really want to encourage and support Deaf people through arts I want to empower them through arts instead of feeling they’re inferior in art community Like you know that the Hearing community have more opportunities in art field whereas there is a lack of representation for Deaf I want to create an equal opportunity for us The sign for DAC is “butterfly.” Jason: is it because of feeling free? Hafidh: no, well – yeah. feeling free but it’s actually because – you know what’s the caterpillar? Jason: yes, I know. Hafidh: Hearing people look at Deaf people like they’re caterpillars. Jason: oooooh (clapping) so when they become butterflies, Deaf people can look at it and feel inspired they’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 means some Deaf people aren’t sure what were their worries they’ve been feeling suppressed and oppressed do you understand? so, “I feel a heavy burden on my heart because of…” here, it says “sad!” and this one says “dream” So it’s all the emotions that they’re feeling too sadness, happiness, stressed, and many, many other thoughts and feelings all are written around here which means it’s not always needed to be expressed happily what you’re doing is good, because arts allow us to express our inner feelings Hafidh: that’s exactly it! Jason: so Deaf people can feel better after expressing I feel really touched. Stacey: Hearing people also come here to help the Deaf Art community here! She says that she used to work with Disabled people before like in Australia. That’s cool. So, those Hearing people who come here are not in charge of DAC. they work under Deaf people. It’s a hard of hearing person who’s in charge still I’m really glad about that, so I like how it works here so, what’s your future goal for DAC? My goal for DAC here is I’m not the only one who will do this. it’s all of us here, equally. including with Hearing people, we work together equally and I want Hearing people have the respect for Deaf Indonesians and learn that Deaf people can do arts that Deaf people have the power too and that Deaf people can do many different things It is because of many Hearing people here in Indonesia believe that Deaf people cannot do anything. They believe that it wasn’t possible for Deaf Indonesians to do dance, arts or whatever else and I don’t believe that. so I can show them that we can do many things I want to expose them that we can through dance performances or or through arts so they can realize that they were wrong I really want that. so yeah… Stacey: I’m touched by what you said. I really hope to see the growth and changes in the Deaf community here by educating and showing that we all are capable to do many things. Hafidh: yes, that’s right. Thank you!

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    [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 at
    Deaf Art Community.
    DAC, which is the abbreviation
    It'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 DAC
    I'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 Hafidh
    My 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 and
    he already established this place?!
    why did you decide to open DAC?
    Hafidh: well…
    but actually,
    I didn't create or establish DAC
    I participated in 2010
    DAC first opened during the year of 2004
    There was a chairperson whom I have great respect for
    that person started DAC and established here
    and passed down the position of a chairperson
    and now I am the chairperson of DAC
    I thought about it and really want to encourage
    and support Deaf people through arts
    I want to empower them through arts
    instead of feeling they're inferior in art community
    Like you know that the Hearing community
    have more opportunities in art field
    whereas there is a lack of representation for Deaf
    I 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 free
    but it's actually because –
    you know what's the caterpillar?
    Jason: yes, I know.
    Hafidh: Hearing people look
    at Deaf people like they're caterpillars.
    Jason: oooooh (clapping)
    so when they become butterflies,
    Deaf people can look at it and feel inspired
    they'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 means
    some Deaf people aren't sure what were their worries
    they've been feeling suppressed and oppressed
    do 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 too
    sadness,
    happiness,
    stressed,
    and many, many other thoughts and feelings
    all are written around here
    which means it's not always
    needed to be expressed happily
    what you're doing is good, because
    arts allow us to express our inner feelings
    Hafidh: that's exactly it!
    Jason: so Deaf people can feel better after expressing
    I 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 to
    help 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 people
    before 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 here
    are 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 still
    I'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 is
    I'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 equally
    and I want Hearing people have the respect
    for Deaf Indonesians
    and learn that Deaf people can do arts
    that Deaf people have the power too
    and that Deaf people can do many different things
    It is because of many Hearing people here in Indonesia
    believe that Deaf people cannot do anything.
    They believe that it wasn't possible for Deaf Indonesians
    to do dance, arts or whatever else
    and I don't believe that.
    so I can show them that we can do many things
    I want to expose them that we can through
    dance performances or
    or through arts
    so they can realize that they were wrong
    I 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 in
    the Deaf community here by educating and showing
    that 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”]