Ibu Sawitri and the a/occidental Oriental

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dc.contributor.author Wulff, MC
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-12T05:31:49Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies: Women in Asia Special Issue, 2006, 3 (2), pp. 1 - 30
dc.identifier.issn 1449-2490
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3311
dc.description.abstract This paper represents a companion piece or supplement to the paper titled Dancing in the 'contact zone'. In that paper I introduced Ibu Sawitri, her dance, and my experience of our embodied cultural encounter. The first part of this paper is also devoted to Ibu Sawitri, but is specifically linked to the ideas raised in the Ibu Box camera from the installation. Here I tell my insights and interpretations of Ibu Sawitri s life, which traverses a multitude of colonial and local patriarchies. The story is interwoven with transcripts of Ibu s voice as presented in the installation and a range of other historical Indonesian women s voices drawn from books and archives. In the second part of this paper I look at what it means to leave what Pratt terms the contact zone (1992) with a body that is informed and shaped by this experience. Here I will discuss some of the main issues addressed in my camera box and the wall projection. I look at western audience reactions to the contemporary work I do in Australia with the dance and performance techniques learned in Indonesia. Based on these reactions I speculate about western perceptions of traditional and modern Asian art forms and what that says about our current western perceptions of Asia.
dc.publisher UTSePress
dc.title Ibu Sawitri and the a/occidental Oriental
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies: Women in Asia Special Issue
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 30 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2005 Literary Studies
dc.personcode 010573
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Literary Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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