Rating: Teen
Archive Warning: The author choose not to use archive warnings
Fandom: Indonesian Performance Art
Characters: Original Character, Syagini 'Cagi' Ratna Wulan, Arahmayani Feisal, Arahmaiani, Melati Suryodarmo
Relationships: Main OC/Syagini 'Cagi' Ratna Wulan, Main OC/Arahmaiani, Main OC/OC
Additional Tags: IVAA, Art Jakarta, Performance Art, The Past Has Not Yet Passed, Trigger Warning, Drama, Seniority, Langgeng Art Foundation, Breaking Plates, Plagiarism, Art Stage Singapore, Catharsis, Breaking Words, MACAN Museum, Iwan Wijono (mentioned), Ezzam Rahman (Mentioned), Andree Weschler (Mentioned)
Language: English/Singlish/Bahasa

Unchartered Territory



A young aspiring performance artist is trying to break into the local scene, hoping to be just like her idols. The scene is a world full of drama and conflicts. One day, she finds herself being caught in a whirlwind of a major plagiarism conflict between two of her favorite artists. She is troubled by the fact that she is the only one that knows the truth about the claim!

Story inspired by this post and this post.

Chapter 1: The News

Anathapindika Dai: hiii nor

Anathapindika Dai: give us 5 min to open the room yea

Anathapindika Dai: sorry!!

nor: Sure!

nor: No worries

Lija Markus: its open nor

Anathapindika Dai: oke yukss

Anathapindika Dai: lija admit mi plis

Anathapindika Dai:

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nor: Omg I love this tea

Lija Markus: Eko nugroho, syagini ratna wulan, arahmaiani, semsar siahaan, sunaryo


Lija Markus:

Anathapindika Dai: No debat (kan udah)

Anathapindika Dai: I also love how "no debat" is indo twitter's version of "periodt"

nor: Omg yasss

nor: No debat!

nor: (alternative version)



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Anathapindika Dai: bruhh

Anathapindika Dai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ux-iD_yDdQ
Diskusi Hak milik dalam performance art
Bersama: Arahmaiani dan Syagini Ratna Wulan
Moderator: Melati Suryodarmo

Langgeng Art Foundation
2 Oktober 2015

Anathapindika Dai: god bless ivaa


Anathapindika Dai: 

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Lija Markus: i think this is the case that is rife in singapore also.i don't know if that ever escalates into a full blown drama, and that it is possible for performance art to have very similar act while conveying and having very different background and meaning... but alas, tension could still be very much felt

nor: Is it the use of bodily materials

Lija Markus: lemme dig up the photo

nor: I think the Syagini and Yani incident is like a good indicator of awareness of other people who are practising right. And despite the work been traveling also

Lija Markus: yes very much

nor: I feel like so exciting! There’s so much for to write about just in the form of knowing your references and public “knowledge”

Anathapindika Dai: yaaa

nor: And whether your practice is in touch/in conversation with other existing works

Anathapindika Dai: this book reviews multiple talks that happened in cemeti, and on the chapter for yani vs cagi, the writer called cagi's defense "Plato's caveman"

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nor: Arwah is shaking right now


Anathapindika Dai:

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Lija Markus: yup


Lija Markus: WKWKWKWK

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- Tbc -