Artworks: “Exploring Karst”/ Life Size/ Series

1

Pemandangan-dari-dalam-cekungan-kars,-Kawasan-Kars-Gunung-Kidul-(Simulation-display)

2

Pemandangan-dari-dalam-luweng-pantai-Seruni,-Kawasan-Kars-Gunung-Kidul-(Simulation-display)

Simulation display:

“Exploring Karst: View from inside of karst cavity”
Anang Saptoto, Photography print on transparent acrylic, aluminum frame, life size, 2017

“Exploring Karst: View from inside of luweng”
Anang Saptoto, Photography print on transparent acrylic, aluminum frame, life size, 2017

Exhibition:
Never been exhibited

A part of series “Exploring Karst no.1-4”

1. “Exploring Karst: View from inside of karst cavity”
2.  “Exploring Karst: View from inside of luweng”

Gunung Kidul is largely a Protected Karst Landscape Area that must be preserved. However, if we look more closely, this area is starting to be threatened due to illegal karst mining and the construction of property businesses such as hotels, apartments, etc. in the coastal areas. This begins with the plans of the local government to make the city of Yogyakarta a tourist city. In this series of work, I had the opportunity to work with an environmental organization in Yogyakarta called Wahana Lingkungan Hidup (WALHI) Yogyakarta. We try to make observations in the field, to collect both interviews and photo documentation. On another occasion, WALHI conducted a subpoena to the Gunung Kidul district government to stop the property business development activities in the coastal area. At the same time, these photos accompany the insistence on these demands and provide concrete illustrations to journalists.

Gunung Kidul sebagian besar adalah Kawasan Bentang Alam Karst Lindung yang wajib dilestarikan. Namun jika kita melihat lebih dekat, kawasan ini mulai terancam akibat penambangan batu karst ilegal dan pembangunan bisnis properti seperti hotel, apartemen, dll di kawasan pantai. Hal ini di awali dengan rencana pemerintah daerah membuat Kota Yogyakarta menjadi kota wisata. Dalam seri karya ini, saya berkesempatan bekerja sama dengan organisasi lingkungan hidup di Yogyakarta bernama Wahana Lingkungan Hidup (WALHI) Yogyakarta. Kami mencoba melakukan observasi di lapangan, untuk mengumpulkan baik interview maupun dokumentasi foto. Pada kesempatan yang lain, WALHI melakukan somasi yang ditujukan pada pemerintah kabupaten Gunung Kidul untuk menghentikan aktivitas pembangunan bisnis properti di kawasan pantai. Pada saat yang sama, foto-foto ini menemani desakan tuntutan tersebut dan memberi ilustrasi yang nyata pada para jurnalis.

 

1

Pemandangan-dari-dalam-cekungan-kars,-Kawasan-Kars-Gunung-Kidul-(Crop)

2

Pemandangan-dari-dalam-luweng-pantai-Seruni,-Kawasan-Kars-Gunung-Kidul-(Crop)

 

Observation:

Peta-wisata-gunungkidul-(Numbering)

3

Observation-Krast-8

Observation-Krast-7

Observation-Krast-11

Observation-Krast-10

Observation-Krast-9

5

Observation-Krast-12

Observation-Krast-13

Observation-Krast-14

Observation-Krast-15

Observation-Krast-16

 

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