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Looking at the Making of the Padewakang Boat

English | Indonesia

It is not only to romanticize the glory of the past with the “maritime”; with a song that was often heard in childhood, “My ancestors were sailors …”

Photo: Accessed from Instagram Ipeh Nur, @ipehnurberesyit
Photo: Accessed from Instagram Ipeh Nur, @ipehnurberesyit
Photo: Accessed from Instagram Ipeh Nur, @ipehnurberesyit

How can they go out to sea, even across islands, eliminating the ‘boundary’?

Photo: Accessed from Instagram Ipeh Nur, @ipehnurberesyit
Photo: Accessed from Instagram Ipeh Nur, @ipehnurberesyit

Luckily, three days ago, my friends and I were invited by Muhammad Ridwan (Instagram @ridwanmandar) and Yusuf Wahil (Instagram @yusufwahil) to see the making of Padewakang boats (‘outrigger boat’) that has been used hundreds of years ago by Makassarese people in bantilan (‘boat workshop’) H. Usman in Tanah Beru.

Photo: Accessed from Instagram Ipeh Nur, @ipehnurberesyit
Photo: Accessed from Instagram Ipeh Nur, @ipehnurberesyit
Photo: Accessed from Instagram Ipeh Nur, @ipehnurberesyit

Seeing the initial process of making a boat. It starts with the making of lunas (the very bottom of the ship), as the backbone as well as the spirit of the ship. How knowledge and technology have been used ‘beyond’ his time, even with simple tools.

Photo: Accessed from Instagram Ipeh Nur, @ipehnurberesyit
Photo: Accessed from Instagram Ipeh Nur, @ipehnurberesyit

And looking at some ritual processes: how ‘sexuality and religion’ converge and become an important role in the birth of a boat. And so on!

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IPEH NUR menetap dan bekerja di Yogyakarta. Dia lulus dari Jurusan Seni Grafis, Institut Seni Indonesia. Kebanyakan karyanya merupakan ilustrasi hitam putih di atas kertas. Ipeh juga berkarya dengan menggunakan teknik dan media lain, macam sablon, etsa, mural, dan patung dari resin. Ipeh mengikuti berbagai pameran kelompok, antara lain 80 nan Ampuh, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta (2019), Waktu dan Ingatan Tak Pernah Diam, IVAA, Yogyakarta, Pressing Matters, Framer Framed, Amsterdam (2018), Beyond Masculinity, Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta (2017), dan The 1st Jogja Miniprint Biennale, Museum Bank Indonesia Yogyakarta dan Mien Gallery, Yogyakarta (2014). Di tahun 2018, Ipeh mengadakan dua kali pameran tunggal masing-masing berjudul Salimah di REDBASE dan Banda di Kedai Kebun Forum.

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