Laut Jerebu

laut jerebu (the sea where land is out of sight)

This sharing takes the shape of a conversation between jee chan, Jelena Golubović and Bilawa Ade Respati. Drawing upon our respective lived experiences across Southeast Asia and Southeast Europe, we discuss issues surrounding language, mapping, nationhood and diaspora in relation to the construction of identity. The conversation will be interspersed with moments of song from the Central Javanese gamelan tradition—the context in which the three of us met, as well as a point of reference as we flow through the afternoon. This event marks the end of jee chan’s research residency hosted at Flutgraben Performances (July/August 2023).

(from the program text - Laut Jerebu)

The residency program is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The event is kindly supported by the Rumah Budaya Indonesia (House of Indonesian Cultures), a project of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Berlin.