Visual Study of Photographs Roles in Chinese Indonesians Rituals for The Deceased

Basuki, Rebecca Milka Natalia (2018) Visual Study of Photographs Roles in Chinese Indonesians Rituals for The Deceased. In: Asia Future Conference , 04-09-2018 - 04-09-2018, Seoul - Korea Selatan.

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    Births, marriages and deaths are three important events in human lives. In Chinese culture, death is known as a new start for another life. Rituals for the deceased, are parts that connecting the lives and the deaths. Giving pledges to the ancestors, prayer rituals and traditions in annual events. Photograph is one of the elements that presented in these rituals. Reconsidering the implementations of visual communication in everyday life, this research is aimed to explore and mapping the process and functions of photographs in Chinese Indonesian�s rituals for the deceased. Furthermore, this research also trying to find the meaning-making process in its culture between the visual communication process and its artifacts. This study is using visual ethnography as a research method and cultural studies as an analysis tool. Visual ethnography is used to gain data accuracy which involved cultural activities. In these cultural activities, there are diversities in meaning-making process, which influenced by socio-cultural environments where the rituals take place. Hence, the meanings produced also continually changing. The advanced goal of this research is to develop a deeper understanding on visual communication functions in everyday life, and its importances to nurture the evolving cultures between Chinese Indonesians.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Rites, Visual Communication, Visual Ethnography, Photograph, Chinese Indonesian
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > NE Print media
    Divisions: Faculty of Art and Design > Visual Communication Design Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2018 23:52
    Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 22:15
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/17970

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