HOME - The Chinese House & Culture

HOME - The Chinese House and Their Culture  

Diversity in Indonesia region which we used to called Nusantara is an unavoidable fact. That we are the urban culture who has cultural relation to Chinese people. I'm on of those Indonesian people who has cultural genealogy with the Chinese history.

HOME is a unique photo project who became one of our voice for humanity, diversity, anti-political purposes, equality and peace in Nusantara. This art project are opens for Indonesian FG's but we will select the truth and honest."

     Our earliest memories of home are often connected to our childhood. Home is a way of organizing and understanding the space within ourselves and the way the world is constructed around us. For our ancestors, home was no more than a small fire and something to protect us from the elements of wind and rain. Somewhere between then and now, the notion of home has become far more interpretational and embedded in the human consciousness. 

     As we began to advance in agriculture, we nested and became less nomadic. The personal quality of home provides a place to experience our inner being and also allows for the temporary detachment from our public character. It is also subject to our aspirations, beliefs and historical experiences. 
This series begun when I visited Singkawang City in West Kalimantan in 1995. That was my first observation to the Chinese culture. Later on, I had chances visited China. Continuing a project titled HOME when I started traveling to 15 provinces in China from 2006 to 2017. Beside China (the mainland), I also observed houses of the Chinese born Indonesian mostly in China towns in many cities in Indonesia. 
China is one of the Four Ancient Civilizations (alongside Babylon, India and Egypt), according to Chinese scholar Liang Qichao (1900). It boasts a vast and varied geographic expanse, 3,600 years of written history, as well as a rich and profound culture. 

      HOME photo story describes the Chinese cultures through their houses, the inner space. We could see the strong identity of beliefs and the philosophy through Chinese architecture, caligraphy, symbols, pictures and things. Taoism, Confusianism, Buddhism and Christianity, all coloring this biggest entity on earth. A kind of visual etnographic research in some level. Beside of it, of course we could see the contemporary and the pop culture absorbed in their lifestyles.