Estetic And Symbolic Study Of Installation Art Works In Sedekah Gunung Merapi Ritual In Selo Boyolali

Purwanto Purwanto, Tjetjep Rohidi, Triyanto Triyanto
2020 Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Science, Education and Technology, ISET 2019, 29th June 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia   unpublished
The Selo community of Boyolali Regency has a ritual tradition of Alms Mountain Merapi, which is held on the first of Mukharam. Enlivening the ritual activities was held the festival of installation art, which was attended by local artists in the region. The activity of the installation art festival is an interesting cultural activity to study, considering that the work of installation art is an activity in the terminology of contemporary art, while the orientation of the Selo community during
more » ... is time in cultural activities has always been tradition-oriented. The objectives of this study are: Understanding and explaining the aesthetic and symbolic values of installation art by the Selo Boyolali community which was made to enliven the charity rituals of Mount Merapi. The method used in this study selected a qualitative case study approach with descriptive methods. The technique of obtaining data is done by observation, interviews, and documentation. The procedure of data analysis is taken through the process of data reduction, data presentation and verification of data and conclusions. In this verification process to sharpen and expand and validate the interpretation, confirmation must be made with the theory and methodology used. The results showed that basically Javanese aesthetic characteristics are: mystical, magical, cosmic, and religious, originating from cultural values: 1) Cosmological, 2) Symbolic classification, and 3) orientation of people's lives. That aesthetic principle is used as the basis for the creation of installation artwork. The symbolic meaning of the installation artwork is basically an expression of respect, attention and effort to nurture the earth, or 'memayu rahayuning bawana'.
doi:10.4108/eai.29-6-2019.2290320 fatcat:ejp7giaczzfxzpdme5pzpd3fkq