Ketemu Project | Ketemu Tumpek “The Sweethearts of the Earth”
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Ketemu Tumpek “The Sweethearts of the Earth”

“Kekasih Hati Sang Bumi (The Sweethearts of the Earth)” is a creative intervention that will place on “tumpek uduh”. The name references the idea that both humans and trees receive love and nourishment from the earth.

Supported by PiNA and Julie’s Bicycle as part of the Creative Climate Leadership Program, this project is a creative intervention in line with the celebration of Tumpek Uduh. Every six months in the Balinese calendar, “Tumpek Uduh” is a day for the Balinese people to show gratitude towards the trees and natural vegetation as a source of support for human life. On this day, offerings are made for the trees. People will talk to the trees, in order to renew a connection with them. This celebration is a reminder for humans to express gratitude so as to establish a positive relationship with nature. Art serves as a catalyst to convey the traditional values and will take on a role in bridging the gap between ancient philosophy and the understanding of the current generation. This project aims to preserve traditional knowledge and its awareness; to encourage people to see and not forget where they were rooted.

Activity

In collaboration with Clean Bali Series, a community- based environmental movement initiated by Omah Apik Pejeng, we invited about 30 primaries to middle school students to do the same activity at SMK N 1 Mas Ubud. At the end of the activity, we asked the students to respond to their own painting through poetry and storytelling where each of them they were given a chance to express it to their friends....

We visited SMK N 1 Mas Pejeng, Ubud on December 4th 2018 and had about 40 students involved in our education program. Art serves as a catalyst to convey the traditional values and will take on a role in bridging the gap between ancient philosophy and the understanding of the current generation....

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