Art, the Ancient Spirit of ‘Gotong Royong’, and The Global Pandemic Village

Hakim, Salima (2021) Art, the Ancient Spirit of ‘Gotong Royong’, and The Global Pandemic Village. International Journal of Creative and Arts Studies, 8 (2). ISSN 2406-9760

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According to the World Giving Index, a study done by the Charities Aid Foundation that provides insights into the global trends of generosity, Indonesia has taken the top position of the chart and was named 2020’s most charitable country in the world. The notion of communality, consensus and collectivity, also known in Javanese as gotong royong or mutual assistance, a prominent characteristic associated with the traditional village life, appeared to also transpire within the global village. As we are universally connected through the digital world and are collectively experiencing a global pandemic where all art activities came to a halt, it is important to look further into how art adapted to these sudden changes and limitations of circumstances. Using a cultural studies approach and virtual ethnography data collecting, this paper will seek to examine how several online art initiatives try to embody the spirit of collectivity, using artworks as a tool of activism to help others survive the pandemic and at the same time reimagining the notion of gotong royong that can persist in the digital village that functions as a form of collective belonging to the concept of a nation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: global village, collectivity, art activism, pandemic | desa global, kolektivitas, aktivisme seni, pandemi
Subjects: 700 Arts and Recreation
Divisions: Fakultas Seni dan Desain > Program Studi Film dan Televisi
Depositing User: mr admin umn
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2022 06:28
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 06:31

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