PERSONAL DETAILS

Name               : Didot Klasta Harimurti

Address           : 6 Lynch Place, Hilton WA 6163          

Telephone       : 61 402695524 (mobile)

Email                : klastabeka@gmail.com

Gender            : Male

Date of birth    : 15 February 1969

Nationality       : Indonesian

 

Community Development

2006 – 2012       Founder and Director, KALANGAN KULTURA MEDIA.

Kalangan is an NGO that works with communities and individuals in informal education for kids and capacity building through various art and cultural media, especially theatre. Their primary work has been with marginal communities in Central Java in particular in rural areas and most specifically with youth. This has included running an informal education centre program and developing a critical pedagogy theatre method to support youth leadership in making local initiatives for change programs. 

2006 – 2008       Community Organiser, LSKAR (The Institute for Equal Act and Reflection Studies).

LSKAR is a NGO that works in wide range of community development program. The primary work has been with peasant communities in Central Java. This has included various community based planning and action program in agriculture, sanitation, women empowerment, human rights, children health, disaster risk management and conservation. I worked in recovery program after earthquake that took place in Jogjakarta and southern central java in May 2006.

2006                     Trainer and Facilitator, PLAN Indonesia.

Worked with local community as a trainer and facilitator in an environmental education and campaign program through critical pedagogy theatre workshop and performance.

2002 – 2006        Co Founder and Coordinator, Alternative Learning Media RUMAH BAMBU.

Rumah Bambu is a collective that works in informal education area. The primary work has been facilitating a community based learning program for children from under privileged backgrounds in several villages in central Java.

1991 – 1992           Co Founder and Coordinator, ITRY (The Institute of Popular Theatre) Indonesia.

ITRY is a collective that works in community empowerment and advocacy by using critical pedagogy theatre method.

1989 – 1990           Volunteer, VDC (Volunteer Development Corps) Indonesia.

VDC is a NGO that works in the area of community development

Practising Artist

Visual Art

2015

Solo exhibition 'THEY KILLED THEM', Moores Building Contemporary Art Galler, Fremantle Western Australia.

2014

Artist in residence. Fremantle Arts Centre Australia.

Artist in residence and exhibition 'Victims & Versions; The Indonesian mass killings 1965/66'. Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Australia.

2013

Contributor as interviewee and participant in video project 'The Lives of the Artists' by Colins Story. Home exhibition, Beaconsfield Perth Australia. 

2012

Group exhibition ‘Dream Is On Your Hand’, Tembi House of Culture,  Jogjakarta Indonesia.

Collective exhibition ‘KALEIDOSCOPE OF INDONESIA’, Jogjakarta Indonesia.

2011

Solo exhibition ‘REALM OF SUPPRESSION’, Free Range Gallery, Perth, Western Australia.

2010

Writing for visual art exhibition in Spring Festival, Semarang Central Java Indonesia.

2008

Group exhibition ‘5 FACES’, Central Java Cultural Centre, Solo Central Java Indonesia.

Collective exhibition, Gang Festival, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

2007

Collective exhibition, City Hall, Salatiga Centra Java Indonesia.

1995 – 2000

Painting for mental therapy needs.

1989 – 1992

A number of group exhibitions in several cities in Java and Bali Indonesia.

Theatre

2015

Involved as performer in the early process of performance art project 'THE PREVENTION' held by Bello Benischauer and Elisabeth M Eitelberger at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Western Australia.

2006 – 2012

Co-founder (and director) of KALANGAN Kultura Media, Salatiga Central Java Indonesia.

2010 – 2012

Managing a number of workshops and performances on Critical Pedagogy Theatre in Salatiga Centra Java Indonesia as the facilitator/coordinator.

2009

Community theatre project ‘GROWING SEED’ in Semarang regency Central Java Indonesia as director-facilitator.

2008

Community theatre project ‘SINTA COMES HOME’ in Salatiga Central Java Indonesia as director-facilitator.

2007

Community theatre project ‘CHOKED!’ in Salatiga Central Java Indonesia as director facilitator.

2006

Community theatre project ‘ODE FOR WATER’ in Semarang regency Central Java Indonesia as director-facilitator.

Community theatre project ‘PRAISE THE EVERLASTING LIFE’ in Grobogan regency Central Java Indonesia as director-facilitator.

2006 – 2008

Facilitator in theater program for kids and youth with Jogja earthquake survivors, Jogjakarta Indonesia.

2004 – 2006

Trainer, director,  several theatre companies, Salatiga Central Java Indonesia.

1991 – 1993

Founder (and director-facilitator) of Grass Roots Theatre Institute, Jogjakarta Indonesia.

1989 – 1991

Member of Gadjah Mada theatre company, Jogjakarta Indonesia.

Writing

2009 – 2010

Editor and writer contributor, Kabar Kalangan, monthly bulletin published by Kalangan Kultura Media, Salatiga Central Java Indonesia.

2008

Writer contributor, ‘1000 Pram’s Faces In Words and Sketchs’ a tribute to the late Pramudya Ananta Toer, published by Komunitas Pasang Surut, Blora Central Java Indonesia.

2005

Author, political literature anthology ‘100 No Masterpieces’, published by CounterCulture Institute, Salatiga Central Java Indonesia.

2001-2004

Publisher / Writer, political literature bulletin ‘Red Hot Left Papers’, Salatiga Central Java Indonesia.

1999

Writer contributor, political short story anthology “There Is No Other Way’, published by The Institute Of New People’s Culture, Jogjakarta Central Java Indonesia.

1995 – 1998

Writing for mental therapy needs.

Education

1988 – 1993

Faculty of Social and Political Science, Gadjah Mada University, Jogjakarta Indonesia.