Dari Generasi Ke Generasi

My roots are half-Dutch and half-Indonesian, making me an Indo. Growing up I never felt really connected to my Indonesian roots because the Indonesian culture was not prominent in my upbringing and my family did not talk much about their past in Indonesia. My Indonesian grandparents had to flee their home country because of the independence of Indonesia. My dad was six years old when he came to the Netherlands. When his family arrived in the Netherlands, they quickly adapted to the Dutch culture. This meant that talking about their past in Indonesian was not, and still isn’t, talked about.  

This project concerns my relationship as a third-generation Indo with my Indonesian roots. The focus lies on the impact of the culture on the decay of the culture and stories about the past, which is passed on from generation to generation. This is visualised through batik, a traditional Indonesian printing technique.