With a little delay, we are bringing you an overview of our activities in the past year:
PREPARING FOR FIELDWORK
In the beginning of the last year we have started intensively with preparations for our fieldwork on Java. We started a Crowdfunding campaign in order to insure additional financial means for the technical equipment and once again we would like to thank all our supporters. The search for the needed funding ended with receiving the research scholarship Beasiswa Unggulan from the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.
Additionally, we have attended Indonesian language classes organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Zagreb so our fieldwork interviews would be more pleasant and productive.
LECTURE AT THE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN ZAGREB
Within the program organized by the ECAmobile – Platform for Mobility and International Cooperation of Ethnologists and Cultural Anthropologists (Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb), Marina has held a lecture entitled “The experience of living and researching on Java“. In her lecture, Marina has described her experience from the 3-month Arts&Culture Scholarship and her view on the Javanese culture from the perspective of a cultural anthropologist. Also, she has presented the begining of our ethnographic research about wayang beber and has questioned the possibilities of international reserch projects for Croatian ethnologists.
PARTICIPATION ON THE “PLACE2GO“ TOURISM FAIR IN ZAGREB
Gendis Putri Kartini and Tea Škrinjarić performing the Balinese traditional dance Tari Pendet, Zagreb, March 2016
FIELDWORK ON JAVA
Our three-month research on Java was full of activities and kept us on the move the entire time. We have visited many urban and rural areas throughout Java and met many wayang beber enthusiasts who not only introduced us with this traditional art form, but also brought us closer to the Javanese culture and what it means to be a Javanese.
More about our fieldwork experience is available in our previous post.
HOSTING OUR EXHIBITION “JAVANESE PAVILION“ AT THE 49TH PIF INTERNATIONAL PUPPET THEATRE FESTIVAL
During the fieldwork on Java, our exhibition “Javanese pavilion“, previously presented in Sisak, was hosted in September at the 49th International puppet theatre festival PIF in the Cultural Centre Travno in Zagreb.
PREPARATION OF THE FIELDWORK MATERIALS FOR THE EXHIBITION SETUP AT THE ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM IN ZAGREB
After coming back to Croatia, we started to shape our fieldwork materials into an exhibition setup, which opened on the 25th January 2017 at the Ethnographic museum in Zagreb.