On April 22-26, 2019, Cemeti – the Institute for Arts and Society in collaboration with the Biennale Jogja Equator 5 held a meeting and discussion to increase the wealth of perspectives in translating the 2019 Biennale Jogja theme.
In the process of preparing Biennale Equator #5, 2019 and Rimpang Nusantara / Rhizomatic Archipelago 2019 – 2021, the latest program of Cemeti- the Institut for Arts and Society, we met at one point of ideas to talk about “periphery” narration. We agreed to design a series of joint projects that contained a series of discussions (closed & open), research, publications, and presentations in various formats throughout 2019.
Program Rimpang Nusantara dan Residensi Kelana menjadi titik temu dari gagasan dua lembaga Cemeti – Institut untuk Seni dan Masyarakat, dan Yayasan Biennale Yogyakarta untuk melihat Indonesia tidak dalam kerangka kota-Kota pusat seni, melainkan bergerak dan menyingkap narasi-narasi di titik-titik lain, terutama yang terhubung dengan khatulistiwa.
Amantubillah Palace was once led by a king named Opu Daeng Menambon who came from the Luwu Sultanate, Bugis, South Sulawesi. He also played an important role in the spread of Islam in Mempawah. Visiting his tomb is one of the main agenda at the Robo-Robo festival.
From our chat on how to hunt for flying fish eggs, to sacred places in the sea that often take victims. Motangga becomes a tradition here, usually in the fifth to eighth months of the east wind.
His name is Mr. Quraisy, a pande lopi (‘boatman’) as well as sando lopi (‘boat shaman’). What distinguishes the boat here in Mandar from the others is the treatment. A boat is not just an inanimate object, it also has a soul.
Putroe Neng’s tomb, whose real name is Nian Nio Lian Khi, located on the edge of a large road between provinces, Lhokseumawe area. The tomb key interpreter (Qamariyah the granny, who replaced her husband who died in 2015) tells the story that in the past visitors took a picture in this tomb, often with the figure of an astral woman suspected of the incarnation of Putroe Neng. This photo story is quite popular, but when I search and ask questions, no one has saved the printed photo.
It is said that Nahrasiyah served as Sultanah for more than 20 years, Period II of the Kingdom of Samudra Pasai Islamic, and died in 1428 AD
Maybe the city is trying to be as grand as the past, there are two buildings in the middle of a meadow, which are crowded by cattle.
Shamans / Sando, or smart people, to date have an important role for the community here [in Mandar], including to look for missing people before/in addition to informing the SAR team.