Indonesia Programme Events at the 2019 London Book Fair

Combined Programme of Events

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9 March

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08:00-22:00

New Ways of Reading, Part 1

“New Ways of Reading” is a graphic design and architecture exhibition made up of two parts, a mobile exhibition and a visual exhibition. Together, the exhibition rethinks and explores new ways of “reading,” not in the literal meaning of the word, but how people “read” their surroundings, how we interact and see the environment around us in a new perspective. Curated by Januar Rianto (of Further Reading) and Ardy Hartono Kurniawan and Dimas Satria (of Dua Studio), the mobile exhibition will run for five days, March 9-13, from 08:00 to 22:00 and will include five installations traveling around the city of London.

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11 March

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14:00-17:00

Indonesian Board Games: Play Session 1 & Meetup

A board game renaissance is taking place around the world and many Indonesian board game producers are beginning to find international exposure through their participation in international board game fairs. This event provides insight into the Indonesian board game market and industry. Here you can try out many Indonesian board games with distinctive themes while meeting up with the designers.

  • 14:00-15:00   On-the-spot registration
  • 15:00-15:30   Board Game Talk: “The Indonesian Board Game Industry”
  • 15:30-17:00   Board Game Session & Showcase

Hosts: Eko Nugroho, Andre Dubari

Venue: Draughts Board Game Care London Hackney: Arch 337, Acton Mews, London E8 4EA

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19:00-20:30

17,000 Islands of Imagination: Indonesian Literature Today

With its incredible mix of identities, languages, religions, geographies and histories, Indonesia is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Louise Doughty chairs an evening of discussion and readings with some of Indonesia’s most exciting contemporary writers - Agustinus Wibowo, Dee Lestari and Seno Gumira Ajidarma. Together they will talk about turning their islands of imagination into stories, novels and narratives that together begin to capture the complexity and diversity of Indonesia today.

The event will be followed by an Indonesian canapé and cocktail reception.

Tickets: £8-£12 | https://www.bl.uk/events/17000-islands-of-imagination-indonesian-literature-today

Speakers: Agustinus Wibowo, Dee Lestari, Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Louise Doughty (Chair)

Venue: Knowledge Centre, British Library (96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB)

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12 March

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09:30-13:00

What Works?

The international educational conference, “What Works?” looks at trends in education, publisher resources for educators, and the transition to digital learning technologies informed by what works in practice and evidence-based research. One of this year’s speakers will be Hary Chandra of PesonaEdu, a digital education resource company based in Jakarta. 

Indonesian speaker: Hary Chandra

Venue: Olympia Conference Centre @ LBF

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10:00-10:45

 Brass Tacks

As the fourth largest country in the world with a rapidly-expanding middle class with expendable funds, the demand for books is constantly on the rise, offering opportunities for publishers abroad. How does one gain entry into the Indonesian market? What kind of books sell well in Indonesia. And how does one sell their books in a country of 17,000 islands!?

Speakers: Christina Udiani, Sari Meutia, Caroline Carpenter (Chair)

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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Translating Indonesia

A common Indonesian saying is 'lain lubuk, lain ikannya', which might freely be translated as 'other countries, other customs'. Indonesian literature has been slow to find its place on the world stage - both by means of active promotion, but also because non-European languages tend to struggle to find translation in the West. Using Indonesian literature as a case study, this panel of experts will explore the challenges to introducing Indonesian literature, and other non-Western literatures, to the Western world. 

Speakers: Chanwoo Park, Jérôme Bouchaud, Judith Uyterlinde, Susan Harris (Chair)

  •  Literary Translation Centre (5F150) @ LBF
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Official Opening of Indonesia as Market Focus Country

  • Jusuf Kalla/Rizal Sukma/Triawan Munaf/Muhadjir Effendi

Performers: Nyak Ina Raseuki, Dimawan Krisnowo Adji, Tesla Manaf 

  •  Indonesian Pavilion (5D125) @ LBF

 

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12:00-12:45

Rice Mountain

Tumpeng is a cone-shaped rice dish with side dishes of vegetables and meat. Traditionally featured in a thanksgiving (slamatan) ceremony, the rice is made by using a cone-shaped woven bamboo container. The rice itself may be plain steamed rice but is more often yellow rice that has been cooked with tumeric.

Speaker: Bara Pattiradjawane

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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12:00-12:45

Mural Demonstration

On days 1, 2, and 3 of the London Book Fair, well-known Indonesian illustrator, Mohammad Taufiq (emte), gives a public demonstration of his skills at the National Pavilion, spontaneously illustrating a section of the pavilion wall. Come and watch and take a selfie while you’re there!

Artist: Mohammad Taufiq (emte)

Venue: Indonesian Pavilion (5D125) @ LBF

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12:30-13:00

Dee Lestari in Conversation with Matthew Janney

After a successful career as a singer-songwriter, Dee Lestari turned her hand to fiction and is now one of Indonesia's best-selling authors. Since 2000 her six book Supernova series has taken Indonesia by storm. She has also written young-adult fiction and short stories. She is appearing in conversation with Culture Trip's Books Editor, Matthew Janney.

Speakers: Dee Lestari, Matthew Janney (Interviewer)

Venue:  PEN Literary Salon (3D90) @ LBF

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13:00-13:45

The Fruit of Collaboration

U.K. resident, Irma Lengkong Mikkonen, takes her dog Bobo everywhere. She is also an avid reader and art fan and commissioned famous Indonesian artist, Hanafi, and award-winning author, Heru Joni Putra, to tell the dog’s story. How did this collaborative process take place? Can it be replicated?

Speakers: Hanafi, Heru Joni Putra, Irma Lengkong Mikkonen, …………. (Chair) 

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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13:00-14:00

The Many Identities of Indonesia

Indonesia is a nation of thousands of islands and hundreds of ethnic groups—so is it possible to say that there is one Indonesian identity, or many competing identities, each affected by geography, generation, religion, gender, and individual experience? Writers Agustinus Wibowo and Faisal Oddang consider the changing identities of modern Indonesia, and how their own personal histories have affected their sense of self. Agustinus Wibowo is a travel writer whose work has taken him to China, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Papua New Guinea, and Suriname. His latest book, Us and Them, explores human identity and national conflict. Faisal Oddang is an award-winning writer who has recently been awarded residencies in Germany, the US, and the Netherlands. They will appear alongside Anglo-Indonesian poet and critic, Will Harris.

Speakers: Agustinus Wibowo, Faisal Oddang, Will Harris, Elizabeth Pisani (Chair)

Venue:  Cross Cultural Hub (3D10) @ LBF

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14:00-14:45

Faith in Translation: Islamic Books Crossing Cultural Frontiers

Islamic books are in demand, and both religious and mainstream publishers are waking up to their potential. Excitingly, this growth is global. In Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, around a third of the books produced are religious in nature. Yet, few books featuring Muslims or about Islam from Indonesia have been translated into English. What makes the task of translating faith such a fraught one? And which books have the potential to cross the cultural divide? This seminar will explore the challenges that opportunities in translating Islamic books by bringing together an author who has made this transition, Haidar Bagir, and publishers from the UK to discuss their readers, retail markets, and what they are on the lookout for.

Panelists: Haidar Bagir, Novid Doostdar, Yosef Smyth (Chair)

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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14:30-15:30

Morality in Children's Fiction

Do children’s writers feel obliged to write a moral into their books? If adults can read books without a lesson at the heart of them, why shouldn’t children? What other morals do we learn from the books that we read, even if they are not presented to us as a lesson to be learned? Clara Ng is a writer of books for adults and children, whose work has been criticised by educators for focusing on children’s feeling and not including a moral message. Reda Gaudiamo also writes for both children and adults, and whose work subtly explores the foundations of identity and culture.

Speakers: Clara Ng, Reda Gaudiamo, tbc, Judith Robinson (Chair)

Venue: Cross Cultural Hub (3D10) @ LBF

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14:30-16:00

It’s a Match! (Session 1)

A business matchmaking session between Indonesian and UK publishers.

Moderator: Justyna Anna Pezik

Venue: Indonesian Pavilion (5D125) @ LBF

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15:00-15:45

Playing the Game

As in other parts of the world, in Indonesia the production of new and innovative board games are on the rise and being used to teach children and adults everything from good health practices to conflict resolution. Join several key players in Indonesia’s board game industry to discover games that would be just as fun and educational to play abroad as they are at hime.

Speakers: Andre Dubari, Erwin Skripsiadi, Rio Frederico, ……… (Chair)

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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16:00-16:45 

I Love Kopi

Indonesia produces some of the world’s best and unique tasting kopi (coffee). Take a break from your long first day and try a cup. Master barista, Ron Prasanto, will speak about Indonesian coffee and cupping.

Speaker: Ronald Prasanto

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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16:00-17:00

Books for Children

Indonesia produces a large amount of of childrens’ book content, and the country’s illustrated children’s books and faith-related titles, are selling especially well abroad. But, as the world’s fourth largest country, Indonesia buys a huge number of titles each year as well. Find out what buys and sells and learn how to become a part of the market! 

  •  Noni Timotius, Herdiana Hakim, Emma Wright (Chair)
  •  Children’s Hub (1F11) @ LBF
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Indonesian Translation Slam

Indonesian-to-English translators Mikael Johani and Laura Noszlopy will test their linguistic mettle in a light-hearted duel of words. The slam will showcase the art of translation by juxtaposing competing translations of the same piece of writing. The translators will discuss their thought processes, translation choices and share with the audiences the particular challenges translating Indonesian into English brings. 

Speakers: Mikael Johani, Laura Noszlopy, Olivia McCannon (Chair)

  •  Literary Translation Centre (5F150) @ LBF
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16:00-17:00

Memory: Facts and Fictions

Indonesia's complex and often violent and repressive political history has provided the inspiration for many works of fiction by both Indonesian and foreign authors. Seno Gumira Ajidarma published two books about Indonesia's troubled past in East Timor; Leila S. Chudori's first and second novels deal with the Indonesian exile experience and the abduction of political activists respectively; and Louise Doughty has written a fictional account of the horrors of 1965. In this panel, these three esteemed authors consider the question of whether fiction writers have a duty to a country's history, and its relationship to the nation's collective memory.

Speakers: Leila S. Chudori, Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Louise Doughty, Michael Vatikiotis (Chair)

Venue: Cross Cultural Hub (3D10) @ LBF

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Not Just for the Coffee Table

The sale of guide books is on the decline but not so the bug for travel. Given Indonesia’s size, geography, and its large pool of talent, it’s not surprising that the country is producing a large amount of so-called coffee table books. But these are not just picture books; many are as inspiring as they are beautiful and look good on shelves anywhere in the world. 

Speakers: Lans Bramantiyo, Imelda Akmal, Rafli Sato, ............. (Chair)

  •  Cross-Cultural Hub (3D10) @ LBF
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19:00-21:00

London Book Fair International Excellence Awards

The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards celebrate publishing success in 16 categories, representing the best-publishing ambassadors, innovative publishing, and ground-breaking initiatives in the industry. This year, Indonesian publishers are eligible for two special awards: the Indonesia Adult-Trade Award and the Indonesia Children’s, Young Adult and Education award. The ceremony this year will include Indonesian performance elements.

Venue:  Olympia Conference Centre

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19:00-21:00

Resistance: Literature as Activism

Join us for an exclusive evening with two of Indonesia’s most exciting writers, Intan Paramaditha and Norman Erikson Pasaribu. Intan Paramaditha is a fiction writer and academic whose works focus on the intersection between gender and sexuality, culture and politics. Norman Erikson Pasaribu is a poet, fiction and non-fiction writer who was dubbed by English PEN as ‘part of a long tradition of queer Catholic writing’. Both Paramaditha and Pasaribu are deeply engaged with Indonesian feminist and cultural activist networks and have been involved in various projects to promote writers and artists in the cultural/ political margins in Indonesia and in the wider world. They will be joined by XX, a writer who XX. Together they will discuss how writing can be an act of resistance against the prevailing culture, whether in Indonesia or in the UK, and to consider how to navigate life as an activist writer.

Tickets: £7-£10 | https://freeword.org/whats-on/

Speakers: Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Intan Paramaditha, …………(Chair)

Venue: Free Word Centre (60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA)

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19:15 - 20:30

Beauty and History: Javanese Manuscripts from Yogyakarta

As the British Library nears the end of its project to digitise 75 manuscripts from the exceptional Javanese collection held here, Annabel Gallop, Head of South-East Asian Collections at the British Library, leads an evening exploring their history and contents. 

The display of Javanese manuscripts in the British Library’s Treasures Gallery will be open daily during normal hours 09:30- 20:00. For more information, go to: https://www.bl.uk/events/beauty-and-history-javanese-manuscripts-from-yogyakarta

Speakers: Annabel Teh Gallop, Peter Carrey

Venue: The British Library Knowledge Centre

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12 March

Panel Titles and Draft Descriptions

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10:00-10:45

 Rights to Facts and Fiction

Who is buying what in Indonesia and what are they buying? Fiction or non-fiction? Join this discussion about the Indonesian market for foreign titles. 

Speakers: Hetih Rusli, Shera Diva Sihbudi, Yani Kurniawan, Caroline Carpenter (Chair)

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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10:00-11:00

Feminist Fairy Tales

As children, stories are told to us—about others, about ourselves, the people we might turn out to be and the opportunities that are open to us. But what happens when the stories don't fit? How does fiction hold up a mirror to the darker part of ourselves and our societies, and can it offer us another route out, into alternative ways to dream and resist? Intan Paramaditha is the author of Apple and Knife, a collection of feminist horror stories including subversive rewritings of well-known fairy tales and Indonesian myths.  Clara Ng is known for her adult and children's fiction, including a re-telling of Alice in Wonderland. They will appear alongside Kirsty Logan whose also writing also explores women, fairy tales and horror.

Speakers:  Clara Ng, Intan Paramaditha, Kirsty Logan,  …………(Chair)

Venue: Cross Cultural Hub (3D10) @ LBF

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Creative Indonesia

Indonesia has a huge creative industry and with the country’s enormous young and educated population, the country is seeing an explosion of new ideas and products. The UK is a pioneer in the creative industry sector. Explore possible synergies between and among Indonesia, the UK, and other countries.

  • Didiet Maulana, Triawan Munaf, Mochtar Sarman, .............. (Chair)  
  •  Olympia Room @ LBF
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11:00-11:45

A Perfect Illustration

Southeast Asia is a region of visual delight and incredible creativity. No wonder then that there are so many young talented illustrators to be found there. Join two key players in the illustrated book industry from Indonesia and Thailand for a discussion about and a visual tour of work by Southeast Asian illustrators with a special focus on Indonesia. 

Speakers: Evelyn Ghozalli, Mayumi Haryoto, …………(Chair)

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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11:30-12:30

Traditional Stories in Contemporary Literature

How do traditional stories - myths, origin tales, and the religious canon - as well as the cultural and artistic traditions of Indonesia influence today's writers? What is reimagined, what is newly explored, and what are the clichés, misconceptions and assumptions that they hope to end through their work? Nirwan Dewanto is an award-winning poet and cultural critic whose book, The Museum of Pure Desire, contains prose-poems that look back at the Indonesian versions of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Faisal Oddang is an award-winning novelist and short story writer who has re-told a section of I La Galigo, an origin tale from South Sulawesi. They will appear with UK author Lucy Wood whose short story collection, Diving Belles, is based on Cornish folklore.

Speakers: Faisal Oddang, Nirwan Dewanto, Lucy Wood, Ros Green (Chair)

Venue: Cross Cultural Hub (3D10) @ LBF

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12:00-12:45

Soto for the Soul

Soto (also known as sroto, tauto, or coto) is a traditional Indonesian soup mainly composed of broth, meat, and vegetables. Many traditional soups are called soto, whereas foreign and Western influenced soups are called sop. Soto is sometimes considered Indonesia's national dish, as it is served from Sumatra to Papua in a wide range of variations. Because it is always served warm with a tender texture, it is considered an Indonesian comfort food. Try a taste of soto served by Chef Bara Pattiradjawane.

Speaker: Bara Pattiradjawane

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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12:00-12:45

Mural Demonstration

On this, the second day of the London Book Fair, well-known Indonesian illustrator, Mohammad Taufiq (emte), again demonstrates his artistic skills by continuing to illustrate a section of the wall at the Indonesian pavilion. Don’t miss it!

Artist: Mohammad Taufiq (emte)

Venue: Indonesian Pavilion (5D125) @ LBF

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13:00-13:30

Leila S. Chudori in Conversation with Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Leila S. Chudori writes across many genres, including fiction, short stories and screenplays, as well as being a prominent film-citric and journalist in Indonesia. She is considered one of Indonesia’s boldest story-tellers; her style is unconventional and her themes include such taboo subjects as state absolutism, chauvinism and the hypocrisy of public mores. She is appearing in conversation with editor, critic and journalist, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey.

Speakers: Leila S. Chudori, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (Interviewer)

Venue: PEN Literary Salon (3D90) @ LBF

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13:00-13:45

Indonesian Graphic Novels

Indonesian readers delight in the visual—not surprisingly given the country’s large number of talented graphic artists. The stories being told in a visual or graphic format are both classic and contemporary, as appealing to today’s generation as they were to readers in decades past.

Speakers: Hikmat Darmawan, Sheila Rooswitha Putri, ……….. Paul Gravett (Chair)

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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Indonesia’s Publishing Industry: An Overview

Indonesia, the 4th largest country in the world, both buys and produces a large amount of content. What sells? What works? What doesn’t work? What are the new trends in this country? Find the answers from three of Indonesia’s leading spokespeople for Indonesia’s publishing industry. 

  •  Haidar Bagir, Laura Bangun Prinsloo, Rosidayanti Rozalia, Emma House (Chair)
  •  Cross Cultural Hub (3D10) @ LBF
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14:00-14:30

Seno Gumira Ajidarma in Conversation with Sian Cain

Indonesian 'Author of the Day', Seno Gumira Ajidarma, is a critically acclaimed author of non-fiction, short stories and essays. Though much of Seno’s work, both the factual and the fictional, focuses on everyday life and criticizes contemporary social, cultural and political conditions— he has a great sense of humor as well, and has published satirical essays, playful poetry, a cartoon novel, and historical fantasies. He is well known in Indonesia as a consistent advocate of free speech and freedom of publication. He will be appearing in conversation with Sian Cain, The Guardian's books site editor.

Speakers: Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Sian Cain (Interviewer)

Venue:  PEN Literary Salon (3D90) @ LBF

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14:00-14:45

Tilted Axis Presents Sergius Seeks Bacchus

It's hard to be queer in Indonesia. A movement is currently underway to criminalise same-sex relationships. The context in which Norman Erikson Pasaribu's debut Sergius Seeks Bacchus was written is just one of many aspects which make this a groundbreaking work. Translated by Tiffany Tsao, Sergius Seeks Bacchus is an alternative gospel of bittersweet and often tragicomic good news. Join us for a reading and conversation with the poet and translator on gender, language, and poetry. 

Speakers: Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Tiffany Tsao

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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14:30-16:00

It’s a Match! (Session #2)

Business matchmaking between Indonesian publishers and foreign publishers from outside UK. 

Moderator: Justyna Anna Pezik

Venue: Indonesian Pavilion (5D125) @ LBF

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15:00-15:45

Intan Paramaditha in Conversation with Sharlene Teo

Intan Paramaditha is an award-winning Indonesian fiction writer and academic whose works focus on the intersection between gender and sexuality, culture, and politics. Her short story collection Apple & Knife was published by Brow Books (Australia) and Harvill Secker (UK) in 2018 and takes subversive feminist horror to new levels. She is appearing in conversation with fellow award-winning novelist Sharlene Teo to discuss women, horror and non-conformity.

Speakers: Intan Paramaditha, Sharlene Teo (Interviewer)

Venue: PEN Literary Salon (3D90) @ LBF

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15:00-15:45

From Local Page to World Stage

Ever since Indonesia’s appearance as Guest of Honour Country at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, a growing number of literary festivals and literary support programmes have helped to boost Indonesia’s image as a rich source of content. Hear from three literary activists how this has happened.

Speakers: Goenawan Mohamad, Janet DeNeefe, Laura Bangun Prinsloo, Claudia Kaiser (Chair)

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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16:00-16:45 

I Love Tea

Nothing beat a cup of tea. Indonesian tea, hand-picked to this day by hundreds of thousands of workers, Indonesia produces some of the world’s best tea. Relax with a cuppa while culinary experts, Shanti Serad and Petty Elliott, talk about Indonesia tea and serve canapes appropriate for high tea.

Speakers: Santhi Serad, Petty Pandean-Elliott

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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16:00-17:00

Taboo

Indonesian writing today is becoming more bold, more inventive, and more determined to say the unsayable. How, through literary experiments, style and themes, are Indonesia’s writers tackling taboos and redefining norms? Laksmi Pamuntjak, author of The Question of Red – which counters the official government history of 1965; Norman Erikson Pasaribu, whose poems shine light on queer Indonesian life in the midst of erasure and oppression today; alongside Paul McVeigh whose writing touches on the complex layers of political oppression, violence and sexuality; discuss their personal reasons for writing on their chosen subjects, and the need to explore, and unsettle, the dominant narratives. 

Speakers: Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Laksmi Pamuntjak, Paul McVeigh, Phillip Kim (Chair)

Venue:  Cross Cultural Hub (3D10) @ LBF

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19:00-21:00

Market Focus Country Reception

Speakers: Jusuf Kalla, Triawan Munaf, Muhadjir Effendi

Performers: Nyak Ina Raseuki, Dimawan Krisnowo Adji, Tesla Manaf 

Venue: Design Museum

Note: This is an invitation only event

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14 March

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10:00-10:45

The Rise of Indonesian Creative IP

Alongside the success of Indonesian creator with their creation worldwide, now is the time Indonesia rise to become a strong world class player in global creative market. This segment will share and discuss the bright future of Indonesian creative industry.

Speakers:  Mochtar Sarman, Faza Meonk, Azizah Assattari, Adam Pushkin (Chair)

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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10:00-11:00

Crossing Boundaries

Indonesia’s new wave of women writers has produced a number of bestselling books, with more prominent women writers in the country than ever before, who are unafraid to tackle previously-unexplored subject matter and to write across genres. Dee Lestari is a singer-songwriter, novelist and short story writer who had published thirteen books, ranging from serial novel, short story anthology, and nonfiction. Laksmi Pamuntjak has published collections of poetry, short stories, and novels, and is also known for her food writing. These two authors will discuss their successes, the challenges that different genres and disciplines bring, and what it is like to be a woman in an industry traditionally dominated by men.

Speakers: Dee Lestari, Laksmi Pamuntjak, tbc, Alex Clark (Chair)

Venue: Cross Cultural Hub (3D10) @ LBF 

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11:00-11:45

Islam, Indonesia, and the Global Muslim Market

Both Muslims and “Islam” are on trend, whether in the fields of fashion, food, football or literature. Muslims represent a sixth of the global population and Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. What unites them? What divides them? And most importantly for publishers, authors and publicists, what excites them? A discussion between a panel of book industry experts on trends in Muslim publishing, specifically in Indonesia and the UK, and ways for us all to capitalise on them.

Speakers: Muhammad Nasih Basyarahil, Triyana Rahmawati, Ziauddin Sardar, Na’ima B. Robert (Chair)

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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12:00-12:30

Nirwan Dewanto in Conversation with Boyd Tonkin

Nirwan Dewanto, a poet, essayist, literary editor, and cultural critic is one of Indonesia's most distinguished contemporary literary figures. Emerging as an author later in life, he is a trained geologist whose exploration of the earth's strata led him into the more spiritual exploration of the human psyche.  He will be appearing in conversation with UK author, journalist and critic, Boyd Tonkin. 

Speakers: Nirwan Dewanto, Boyd Tonkin (Interviewer)

Venue: PEN Literary Salon (3D90) @ LBF

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12:00-12:45

Some Like it Hot

Sambal is a chili sauce typically made from a mixture of a variety of chilie peppers plus a variety of secondary ingredients. Traditional sambals are freshly made using traditional tools, such as a stone pestle and mortar. Sambal can be served raw or cooked. Some cooks insist on making freshly prepared sambal just a few moments prior to consuming in order to ensure its freshness and flavor; this is known as sambal dadak or "impromptu sambal." Try your hand at a pestle and mortar with Chef Bara Pattiradjawane.

Speaker: Bara Pattiradjawane

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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12:00-12:45

Mural Demonstration

On this, the final day of the London Book Fair, well-known Indonesian illustrator, Mohammad Taufiq (emte), completes the mural he began on Day 1 of the Fair. Here today, gone tomorrow!

Artist: Mohammad Taufiq (emte)

Venue: Indonesian Pavilion (5D125) @ LBF

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Content Consumption & Social Media in Indonesia

What kind of content do Indonesians consume and how are they obtaining it? What are they reading? What are the trends? In a country where Amazon is virtually non-existent, how are Indonesians getting books from abroad. Who are the buyers? Who are the sellers? Millennial writers, for whom mastery of social-media appears to be second nature, are exploiting social-media to sell their books and seeing an exponential increase in income as a result.

  •  Marchella FP, Resita Wahyu, ............... (Chair)
  •  Buzz Theater @ LBF
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13:00-13:45

From Page to Screen and Beyond

Dire forecasts for the publishing industry are not to be ignored but books and their content continue to be the major source of content for other Ips, especially in Indonesia where numerous titles are going into comics, games, apps, film, tv, fashion. Huge business opportunities (as well as profits) are being seen as a result.

Speakers: Andik Prayogo, Ekky Imanjaya, Alex Clark (Chair)

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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13:00-14:00

The City and the Sea

Indonesia has extremes of urban and rural identities - Jakarta is one of the world’s megacities, yet many islands and regions remain lightly populated. Is there a 'city' identity, different to the lives of people in other areas? Do the people in the countryside feel affected by rising sea levels and climate change? Sheila Rooswitha Putri - whose work focuses on life in the city of Jakarta, giving depth and complexity to the lives there and exploding clichés by creating sympathetic portraits of mongrel dogs and thieves - discusses this with Agustinus Wibowo, a travel writer whose work unpicks the narratives of identity behind the enmity of different ethnic groups. 

Speakers: Agustinus Wibowo, Sheila Rooswith Putri, tbc, Katherine Demopoulos (Chair)

Venue: Cross Cultural Hub (3D10) @ LBF

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14:00-14:45

The Emma Press Presents The Adventures of Na Willa

The Emma Press is delighted to introduce Indonesian author Reda Gaudiamo to UK audiences with the launch of The Adventures of Na Willa, a collection of stories for children, full of the curious adventures and musings of a multicultural girl growing up in Indonesia with a Javanese mother and a Chinese-Indonesian father. 

Participants: Reda Gaudiamo, Kate Wakeling, Emma Wright (Chair)

Venue: Spice Café (4B30) @ LBF

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Indie Publishing in Indonesia

The Indie publishing scene in Indonesia is thriving and many edgy and fast-selling titles are now being produced by Indonesia’s Indie publishers. A similar case is happening in other countries and deals between Indie publishers around the globe are on the rise. 

  • Eva Yulia Nukman, Yusi Avianto Pareanom, Shane Rhodes (Chair)
  •  Cross-Cultural Hub (3D10) @ LBF
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What’s Next for Indonesian Literature?

Book fair market focuses can play an important role in shining a spotlight on languages and counties underrepresented in the English-language publishing. But what comes next? How do these literary markets, and literature itself, react to a new global readership? This discussion will examine Indonesia, London Book Fair’s 2019 Market Focus and the Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2015. With readers globally reading Indonesian literature, how does that impact what writers, translators, and publishers are doing now? And what is the future of Indonesian literature? 

Speakers: Dee Lestari, John H. McGlynn, Laksmi Pamuntjak, Tiffany Tsao, Liza Danton (Chair)

Venue: Club Room @ LBF

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Market Focus Country Handover Ceremony

Speakers: Rizal Sukma, Laura Bangun Prinsloo

Venue: Indonesian Pavilion (5D125) @ LBF

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16.30-20:00

Indonesia Creative Islands on the Rise

This three day exhibition features illustrations from Indonesian children’s books. Also exhibited will be web comics, board games and AR books for children. 

Speakers: Grace Kusnadi, Hikmat Darmawan, Evelyn Ghozalli 

Venue: Studio 249 (Blithehale Court, 10 Witan St, London E2 6FG, UK)

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16.45-18.30

Animation Screening: Si Juki, The Movie

Si Juki is a young celebrity at the height of popularity. His innocent, humorous, and courageous attitude makes him loved by everyone, until one mistake turns him into the most wanted public enemy. This film, directed by Faza Meonk and produced by Falcon Picures, is the first Indonesian animated film to be adapted from a comic character. The film, to be introduced by Faza Meonk, won numerous film awards. 

Venue: Studio 249

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18:00-19:30

Democracy in Indonesia: Cultural Perspectives

More than 20 years since the fall of the Suharto regime, writers and journalists occupy a key role in shaping the cultural life of the world’s third largest democracy, reflecting on recent history and also contributing to discussion about the future direction of this achipelagic nation.  Prominent Indonesian writers Djenar Maesa Ayu , Leila S. Chudori and Norman Erikson Pasaribu will talk about their perspective on the Indonesian cultural scene in this key election year. Join us for a reception after the talk.

Tickets: Free | https://www.soas.ac.uk/cseas/events/14mar2019-democracy-in-indonesia-cul...

Speakers: Djenar Maesa Ayu, Leila S. Chudori, Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Ben Murtagh 

Venue: SOAS Alumni Lecture Theatre (SALT), Paul Webley Wing (Senate House North Block)

SOAS University of London, Russell Square, London, WC1E 7HU

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18:45-21:00

The Modest Fashion Revolution

Modest fashion is a billion dollar global business that is now influencing the mainstream market. Brands such as Dolce & Gabbana are catering to the modest buyer, hijab-wearing models are appearing in high-profile fashion and beauty campaigns and Muslim digital influencers command as many millions of followers as their non-covered counterparts. The discussion will centre around the rise of modest fashion, how this is affecting the fashion and publishing market—with a particular emphasis on the Indonesian market and will also look at the similarities and differences in modest fashion around the world.

For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-rise-of-the-modest-revolution-tickets-54699414421

Speakers: Dian Pelangi, Reina Lewis, Raishma Islam, Kulsum Patel

Venue: Asia House (63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP)

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19:00-21:00

Indonesian Poets in London

Venture beyond the pantun with this line-up of today's most celebrated Indonesian poets. As part of London Book Fair's Indonesian focus, hear readings from Avianti Armand and Laksmi Pamuntjak, with a discussion of their work and a Q&A session. Tickets: Free |https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132351-indonesian-poets-london-2019

Speakers: Laksmi Pamuntjak, Avianti Armand

Venue: National Poetry Library (Level 5, Blue Side, Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX)

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15 March

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09:30-11:00

Storytelling with Angklung

The anklung is one of Indonesia’s most well known indigenous musical instruments. Children from the Forest Academy school will get a chance to listen to its lovely music while also hearing readings of the children’s books, The Greatest Instrument, by Eva Nukman, and Komodo Wants to play Music, by Felicia Nayoan Siregar.

Storytellers: Eva Yulia Nukman/Felicia Nayoan Siregar/Herdiana Hakim

Venue: Forest Academy 

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10:00-18:00

Indonesia Creative Islands on the Rise

This three day exhibition features illustrations from Indonesian children’s books. Also exhibited will be web comics, board games and AR books for children. 

Venue: Studio 249 (Blithehale Court, 10 Witan St, London E2 6FG, UK)

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10:00-22:00

New Ways of Reading, Part 2

“New Ways of Reading” is a graphic design and architecture exhibition made up of two parts, a mobile exhibition and a visual exhibition. As part of the visual exhibition, which will run for two days, Indonesian designers will work with a London-based photographer and videographer to create a series of documentation that be presented as materials to facilitate the discussion about the new ways of reading, that relates to design, interaction, and the exchange of value.

  • 15 March 2019: Opening at 10:00
  • 15 March: Discussion at 17:30
  • 16 March: Full day Exhibition 10:00 - 22:00.

Venue: Protein Studio, Studio Two (31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EY)

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10:30 - 12:00

Fun Stuff 1: Live Drawing The Unique Universe of Indonesia

Look at Indonesia from the point of view from three young and talented artists: Emte will tell a story through his silent comic, Gugug. Mayumi loves of the ocean and children; and Azizah lives in a world of ghosts. Joining them will be two UK artists. All the necessary materials will be provided.

Artists: Mohammad Taufiq (emte), Mayumi Haryoto, Azizah Assattari, Bridget Marzo (tbc), Chis Geary (tbc)

Venue: Studio 249

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10:30 - 12:00

Fun Stuff 2: Figurine Painting

Tahi Lalats, also known as Mind Blowon, is an Indonesian webcomic created, written and illustrated by Nurfadli Mursyid. The daily four-panel comic is one of the most-followed webcomics in Indonesia. Popular characters from this strip are now being sold as figurines. Join Indonesian artists as they paint these characters. All materials will be provided

Artists: Ote (Mind Blowon)

Venue: Studio 249

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13:00 - 14:00

Merchandise & Licensing Strategy, Implementation and Impact

Last year Indonesia hosted the 2018 Asian Games, a world-class sporting event that brought to Indonesia teams from 45 nations that participated in 484 sporting events. Using brand licensing as its main strategy, the achievement of Asian Games 2018 set a new record of IP monetization at a world class sporting event. Mochtar Sarman, who led the merchandising team for this event, shares thoughts on his successful journey on leading the merchandising team for one of the biggest sporting event in Asia. 

Speakers: Mochtar Sarman, ………………… (?), ……………….. (Chair)

Venue: Studio 249

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13:30-15:00

Storytelling with Angklung

The anklung is one of Indonesia’s most well known indigenous musical instruments. Children from Crowlands Primary School will get a chance to listen to its lovely music while also hearing readings of the children’s books, The Greatest Instrument, by Eva Nukman, and Komodo Wants to play Music, by Felicia Nayoan Siregar.

Storyteller: Eva Yulia Nukman/Felicia Nayoan Siregar/Herdiana Hakim

Venue: Crowlands Primary School 

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13:00-16:00

Board Game Session & Showcase (Session 2)

Following up on the presentation of Indonesian Board Games on Monday, once again, two major players in Indonesia’s board game industry host another board game session and showcase.

  • 13:00-14:00   On-the-spot registration
  • 14:00-16:00   Board Game Session & Showcase + Play session with several Indonesian board games curated especially for the event.

Hosts: Eko Nugroho, Andre Dubari

Venue: Draughts Board Game Care London Hackney: Arch 337, Acton Mews, London E8 4EA

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14:00 - 15:30

Outside the Box: From Books and Comics to Animated Films and Games

It is no secret that books—all kinds of books, including children’s books and comic—continue to be the major source of ideas behind the creation of other products such as animated films, games, and even toys. The trick to their creation seems to be in being able to think outside the box. Join this discussion and sharing session with three of Indonesia’s creative leaders.

Speakers: Faza Meonk, Mayumi Haryoto, Azizah Assattari, Muhammad Ardhan Fadhlurrahman…………… (Chair)

Venue: Studio 249

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15:30 – 16:00

Bausastra Lelembut: Indonesian Lores and Legends 

Every country has its ghost stories. Bausastra Lelembut is an encyclopedia of Indonesian spirits, an enlightening and sometimes hilarious exploration of the ghosts that haunt Indonesian people. From the developer of “Ghost Parade”, this richly illustrated, comprehensive guide to the world of ghosts in Indonesia is the result of years of research and game development. 

Speakers: Wahyu Agung Pramudito, Azizah Assattari

Venue: ……………………….

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16:00 - 17:30

Film Screening: The Battle of Surabaya

The Battle of Surabayaan Indonesian animated film, which was distributed worldwide under the title “November 10,” is based on the actual Battle of Surabaya which took place in November 1945. Produced by Mohammad Suyanto and directed by Aryanto Yuniawan, the movie follows Musa, a thirteen-year-old shoe shiner, who meets Yumna, of Japanese origin. Soon Yumna knows of Musa's secret role in the war, and it is up for her to decide her goal through their adventures during the war. The film won more than two dozen awards worldwide—most of them in the field of animation.

Presenter: Mohammad Suyanto

  • Studio 249
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19:00-21:00

A Salon to Celebrate the Launch of Stand Magazine

Join us for an evening of readings, conversation, music and wine with Indonesian writers Avianti Armand, Clara Ng and Nirwan Dewanto whose work is featured in the just-released special Indonesia edition of Stand – a fixture on the British and world literary scene since 1952. 

Tickets: Free | https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-salon-to-celebrate-the-launch-of-stand-magazine-tickets-55150673148

Venue: London Review Bookshop (14-16 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 1JL)

Speakers: Avianti Armand, Clara Ng, Nirwan Dewanto, Kate Wakeling (Chair)

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19:00-20:30

Apple and Knife 
Intan Paramaditha in conversation with Syd Moore

Intan Paramaditha is an Indonesian writer who re-writes traditional Indonesian folk tales through a feminist horror lens. Syd Moore’s mystery thrillers are inspired by the myths of Essex. Join us as these two extraordinary women discuss their work, their different perspectives, and what it means to re-write old stories and myths with a contemporary, feminist slant.

Tickets: £5-£7 | https://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/apple-and-knife/

Venue: Essex Book Festival (Metal at Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 8NB)

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16 March

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10:15-11:30

When the Big Clock Stops

(Storytelling & activity for kids)

Everything in the world goes out of control When the Big Clock Stops. Join the story’s creator, Debby Loekito, to find out how this problem is resolved. 

Storyteller: Debby Loekito Goeryadi/Maria Christania

Venue: Studio 249

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11:00

Indonesian Genre and Cult Comics, 1939-2019

The history of Indonesian comics is a blank spot in the world’s comic history. Once an industry that covered a continent-size archipelago with a strong tradition of graphic novels since 1950s, it’s now a cultish subculture kept alive by their independent predecessor of 2000s. The exhibition will showcase Indonesian popular genre comics from fantasy strips in the colonial days to independent comics today. This exhibition, which will be introduced by Hikmat Darmawan and Ben Murtagh, runs for two days, 16-17 March 2019, until 5 PM each day.

Venue: Kamran Djam Lecture Theater @ SOAS

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11.45-13.15

When the World Pops Up!

Impian Studio’s pop-up books are full of surprises. Hear the stories behind their books and join Indonesian artists in creating your own.

Speakers: Hafes Achda, Herdiana Hakim

Venue: Studio 249

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12:00-14:00

Film Screening: The Warrior & Fantasy Films from Indonesia 

Jaka Sembung (The Warrior) is a classic exploitation Indonesian film directed by Sisworo Gautama Putra in 1981. The movie is an example of dozens of transnational classic popular films in the 1980s and 1990s being recirculated globally in the 2000s. The film was adapted from a comic book written by Djair. The films will be introduced by Pete Tombs and Ekky Imanjaya.

Venue: Kamran Djam Lecture Theater @ SOAS

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13:30-15:00

Sound of the Wall – Live Mural

Witness Indonesian artist, Emte, as he collaborates with two UK based artists in the creation of a mural based on one of his fictional characters, Gugug.

Artists: Mohammad Taufiq (emte), Maria Christania, Bridget Marzo (tbc.)

Venue: Studio 249

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13:30-15:00

Book Talk: Colours in Children’s Book

Indonesian children’s books are defined by their richness of characters and color, something that reflects the ethnic diversity of Indonesia itself. Join a discussion on diversity, as exemplified by the children’s book, Cap Go Meh! by Sofie Dewayani.

Speakers: Chitra Saunders, ………………., Herdiana Hakim (Chair) 

Venue: Studio 249/Museum of Childhood/bookstore (tbc)

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15:00-17:00

Cult Texts: From Cult Comics to Cult Movies

This panel discussion will focus on the significance of films, comics and the adaptation process, as well as fan culture and the cult status of the media. Speakers will also explore the the politics of “taste” and the differences between local and global fan cultures as well as the cultural elites and global distributors.

Speakers:  Hikmat Darmawan, Ekky Imanjaya, Ben Murtagh (Chair)

Venue: Kamran Djam Lecture Theater @ SOAS

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15:30-17:00

Artist Talk: Illustrating Difficult Issues

How does one illustrate a children’s book that contains delicate or “difficult” issues? Join artsits for a discussion on this subject., which will be followed by an illustrators’ duel between Indonesia and England

Artists: Mohammad Taufiq (emte), Evelyn Ghozalli, Bridget Marzo (tbc.)

Venue: Studio 249 

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17:00-20:00

Seven Men-Tigers & Blood, Guts, and  Bad Acting

Restored by Flik for their own TV channel, this film screening highlights the attempt of restoration of a cult film adapted from a cult book with a comic aesthetic sensibility.  Tujuh Manusia Harimau  (Seven Men-Tigers) was directed by Imam Tantowi, released in 1986 and has never been recirculated overseas. The screening will be accompanied by a short documentary  by Vice Indonesia titled Blood, Guts, and  Bad Acting: Inside the Indonesian B Movies of the 1980s. this film is a homage to domestic cult films.

Venue: Kamran Djam Lecture Theater @ SOAS

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17 March

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10:15-11:30

Fly with Sirama-rama

Listen to the story of “Sirama-rama” and learn the meaning of this character for Indonesians. This story-telling session will end with joint activity where participants will exploe and interact with the characters being exhibited.

Storytellers: Herdiana Hakim, Maria Christania

Venue: Studio 249

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11:00-11:45

Indonesian Genre and Cult Comics, 1939-2019

Introduction to the exhibition by Hikmat Darmawan and Ben Murtagh.

Venue: Kamran Djam Lecture Theater @ SOAS

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12:00-14:00

Film Screening: Garuda Power +  Gundala trailer

The screening will be opened by a film trailer of the forthcoming Gundala movie by Joko Anwar. The film will be released in July 2019 and a remake of the classic film, Gundala (Tjut Djalil, 1981), which was also an adaptation of the comics produced between 1969-1982 by Hasmi. Presentation of these films will be preceeded by an introduction by Bastian Meiresonne, director of Garuda Power, and Hikmat Darmawan.

Venue:   Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS 

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13:30-15:00

Workshop & Talk: Spontaneous Lines

Emte dikenal dengan metode ilustrasinya yang tanpa didahului oleh sketsa. Mari cari tahu bagaimana cara melukis dengan spontan, menarik garis tanpa ragu dan mewarnai tanpa rencana. Peserta bisa membawa sendiri peralatannya dan bisa membawa pulang karya.

Artist: Mohammad Taufiq (emte)

Venue: Studio 249

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15:00 – 17:00

Workshop: Documenting Fantasy in Indonesia

A talk with the film practitioners on their works related to Indonesian cult movies adapted from comics and other books. Pete Tombs will talk about documentary film and distribution company, Mondo Macabro DVD, which has successfully restored numerous films and made them available to new audiences. Bastian will discuss about his research, documentary and and filmmaking experiences, including on how to find and deal with the rare footages.  In addition, Iain Robert Smith will compare and contrast the attempt of documenting fantasy genre in Indonesia with other global cases such as Turkey and India.

Speakers: Pete Tombs, Bastian Meiresonne, Iain Robert Smith, Ekky Imanjaya (Chair)

Venue:   Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS 

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15:30-17:00

Living with Dreaming 

To live off one imagination and artistic skills is not always easy. In this artists’ talk, children’s book illustrators from Indonesia and the UK share their experiences in becoming a children’s book illustrators. The talk will be followed by an all SCBWI illustration duel.

Speakers: Mohammad Taufiq (emte), Dina Riyanti, John Shelley (tbc.), Bridget Marzo (tbc.) Evelyn Ghozalli, …………….. (Chair)

Venue: Studio 249 

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17:00-20:00

Wiro Sableng

Directed by Angga Sasongko and produced by Lala Timothy from Lifelike Pictures in 2018, the film is a current example of a film adapted from a cult book series.  This is the first Indonesian movie to be co-produced with a Hollywood studio, namely Fox International Pictures.  Wiro Sableng was adapted from a cult book series written by Bastian Tito.

Venue:  Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS