Representation of Social Dynamics Of Ex-Localization Communities In Dolly‟s Batik, Surabaya

Christianna, Aniendya and Wibowo, Mariana and Nilasari, Poppy Firtatwentyna (2019) Representation of Social Dynamics Of Ex-Localization Communities In Dolly‟s Batik, Surabaya. In: International Conference on Art, Design, Education and Cultural Studies (ICADECS) 2019, 12-10-2019 - 12-10-2019, Malang - Indonesia.

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      Since 1960s the largest prostitution area in Southeast Asia was located in Dolly-Jarak‟s localization, Putat Jaya urban village, Sawahan sub-distict, Surabaya City, Indonesia. The Surabaya City Government officially declared closing the localization on June 18, 2014. The Surabaya City Government realizes that the closure of localization is not only about ending the prostitution business, but also must be accompanied by an impactful and sustainable solution. Training provided by the government includes making snacks, herbal drinks, crafts, fashion products, household products, sewing and making batik. Since 2014 Batik SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) have increased significantly and in demand by housewives. Especially since UNESCO declared batik as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on October 2, 2009. Every region in Indonesia competes to produce unique batik motifs representing the identities of their respective communities. Likewise Dolly-Jarak‟s village, Sawahan sub-distict, which has a unique motif. Since 2014 the butterfly motif with its various variants has dominated batik in the region of Dollys ex-localization. This research was conducted in February-July 2019 with the aim of finding out the meaning of Dollys unique batik motifs which became the visual dialectic of Dollys ex-localization residents with their social problems. Visual methodology (Gillian Rose) becomes the method of analysis, especially in the area �site of image it self� dan �the site of the production�. The researcher acts as an interpreter, she does interpret, and comprehends the batik motifs that are observed based on the theory of design of visual communication. The visual sorting process produces denotation and image connotations meaning, later will be analysis using Barthes semiotics and associated with the socio-cultural context in which batik is produced. In the end, this research produced (1) the symbolic meaning of the butterfly motif, and (2) the symbolic meaning of the colors that dominated batik in the Dollys ex-localization, and (3) the butterfly as a symbol of hope and a better future for Dolly‟s residents. Through this research, we can find out about the future hopes of Dolly‟s village after the closure of the localization.

      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Dolly�s Ex-localization, Batik, Butterflies, Visual Methodology, Barthes Semiotics
      Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
      N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
      Divisions: Faculty of Art and Design > Visual Communication Design Department
      Depositing User: Admin
      Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 18:55
      Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 05:39
      URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/18597

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