Wucha graduated from a five-year Film and Television program at Institut Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of the Arts) in 2015. Wucha worked with www.kampunghalaman.org in 2010-2019, then continued to work in audiovisual production. Wucha received an Australia Awards scholarship from the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2018. While studying in AustraliaWucha produced a short documentary film titled Muslimah (Muslim Woman). In 2018, the film won Best Collaboration at the ReelOzInd Film Festival in Melbourne and was selected by the Minikino S-Express program for a global festival tour. Furthermore, Wucha was involved in the IKKON-BEKRAF program as researcher and videographer in 2019. In 2015, Wucha founded Studio Semaya, a company that explores audiovisual media through in-depth research and collaboration.
Peretas, short for perempuan lintas batas (literal translation: women crossing boundaries) works through ands toward the politics of feminist solidarity among women art workers in Indonesia and beyond. The Indonesian word “peretas” means hacker, which renders our spirit to socially hack the stereotypical definition and hegemonic construction that confine women. In our collective endeavours, we navigate with an intersectional perspective to expose the plurality of women subjectivities that cross and disrupt borders between nations, races, ethnicities, classes, sexualities, religions, and disabilities.
Peretas’ programs aim at supporting the making of productive and reproductive spaces for women art workers by organizing Peretas Berkumpul (our annual assembly), research projects, book publications, and public discussions. Through these activities we hope to engage with the expanded notion of arts and culture, which move towards social transformation and knowledge distribution instead of centralizing in creative industry productivity-driven or individual career. Our organizing practice involves critical knowledge-commoning, care work, democratic dissensus, artistic sensibilities, and radical imagination to nurture safe space and speak up against dominant power.
Peretas logo is designed by Cadrilla Bareno (2019).
The English text version in this website is translated by Kezia Alaia (July 2020).
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