POTRET DIRI

Visualized by Ismail Basbeth

 

POTRET DIRI

 

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Menggantung di dapur

Tanganku menggapai atap

Dari sepatuku meleleh aspal

Ke dalam periuk kosong

 

Rambutku lengket di pipi

Bagai cambuk berdarah

 

Aku tak setuju lahir ke dunia

Aku tak setuju dengan kehidupan

Aku tak setuju dengan kematian

Aku tak setuju dengan diriku

 

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Melayang ke atas jelaga

Berputar mengitari pengapnya ruang

Mencatatkan segala duka cita

Keajaiban bencana dalam pesona

 

Iowa City, 1976

Ismail Basbeth

Born in Wonosobo, Central Java, Indonesia in 1985. He is a self-taught filmmaker and visual artist, alumni of Berlinale Talent Campus in Germany and Asian Film Academy in South Korea where he won the BFC & SHOCS Scholarship Fund. Since 2008, he had produced and directed various short and feature films which have been highlighted in prestigious national and international film festivals. He is a producer and co-founder of Matta Cinema, a production house which focuses on producing audience and artistic films by working with unique and creative directors for global audiences. He is also a producer and co-founder of Bosan Berisik Lab, a non-profit inter-disciplinary laboratory that empowers young filmmakers, artists and writers to create creative and experimental works. He is one of the co-founder and a programmer of Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, a premiere film festival that highlights the development of Asian cinema and screens it in the cultural city Yogyakarta, Indonesia annually.