Book Talks: Maternal Horror (Memaksa Ibu Menjadi Hantu)

“Maternal Horror” was written to look at maternal horror discourse, including female ghosts, in 580 Indonesian horror movies between 1970 and 2020. For more than 51 years, Indonesian horror movies have often portrayed mothers and women as ghosts or other sources of terror in film.

 

“Memaksa Ibu Jadi Hantu” uses the two films as a provision to explore the history of the monstrous mother figure in Indonesian horror films since 1970 (maternal horror films).

 

We will hear a more in-depth discussion of maternal horror in “Memaksa Ibu Jadi Hantu” from the perspective of the author in this literary discussion program, as well as learn about the history of the idea of maternal horror in film from the writer and director.

LPP 1 | MON, 28 NOV | 15:00 - 17:00

Speakers

Anisa Winda Larasati

Anisa Winda Larasati

Annissa Winda Larasati holds a degree in media studies. She earned her master's degree in Cultural and Media Studies from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. She is currently an adjunct lecturer for Padjadjaran University's Television and Film studies program.

Justito Adiprasetio

Justito Adiprasetio

Justito Adiprasetio is a lecturer at Padjadjaran University's Department of Mass Communication, in the Faculty of Communication. He is currently teaching Media Studies and Popular Culture, which requires him to continually update the contemporary Indonesian film glossary. Justito has written a book on the history of polygamy in Java and is preparing to publish the book entitled "Komunikasi dan Kuasa: Sejarah Pengkajian dan Ilmu Komunikasi Dalam Diskursus Epistemik Indonesia" (Communication and Power: The History of Communication Studies in Indonesian Epistemic Discourse).

Joko Anwar

Joko Anwar

Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Joko Anwar worked as a journalist and film critic. He is now known as a versatile filmmaker whose works range from award-winning arthouse films to box-office hits. His movies include "Kala" and "The Forbidden Door" (which both landed on the BFI's Sight and Sound Magazine's list of the Best Films of the year), "A Copy of My Mind" (Venice, Toronto), the highest-grossing Indonesian film of 2017 "Satan's Slaves", superhero movie "Gundala" (Toronto), and horror hit "Impetigore" (Sundance) which was also Indonesian submission for The Academy Awards. His latest film "Satan's Slaves Communion" (2022), is a critical and commercial smash hit, and is the 3rd highest grossing movie of all time in Indonesia.

Moderator

Elok Santi Jesica

Elok Santi Jesica

Elok Santi Jesica is a lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Political Science, Department of Sociology and assistant lecturer at Gadjah Mada University Graduate School's Masters Program in Cultural and Media Studies. She holds a bachelor's degree in art and design from the State University of Malang and a master's degree in cultural and media studies from the Graduate School of Gadjah Mada University. She is currently enrolled in the Sociology Doctoral Program at Gadjah Mada University. Some of her publications include: "Monumen Ingatan dan Obsesi Perjalanan Seni Rupa Indonesia: Kajian Ruang pada Pameran Tetap Galeri Nasional Indonesia", in the anthology book Politik Ruang: Spasialitas Dalam Konsumerisme, Media, dan Governemntalitas (2021), "Sinema Perempuan Dalam Pandangan Teresa de Lauretis", in the anthology book Melintas Perbedaan: Suara Perempuan, Agensi, dan Politik Solidaritas (2021), and "Selling Spectacular Urban Life: Urban Space and Lifestyle in The Promotion Media of Apartments in Yogyakarta" Vol. 8, No. 1 (2021) Journal of Urban Society Arts co-written with Dr Ratna Noviani, and "e-Figurasi Sosial Dalam Praktik Peminjaman Dana Berbasis Teknologi Media Digital: Studi Kasus Atas Platform Cicil" Vol. 24 No.2 (2022) Jurnal Masyarakat dan Budaya, co-written with Dr Ratna Noviani and Rizki Cesira W.