Christian Hartanto Sarsono
March 14, 9:00am - 11:00am WIB. Hosted at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
part of a series on Surreal
About the speaker
Christian Hartanto Sarsono is an important figure within a local mountaineering apparel brand we’re all familiar with.
Through the years, he climbed up its ranks slowly and steadily, until he reached the stage where he’s standing right now. At the moment, we can fathom that it doesn’t come without struggle.
Who knows what story he has behind it?
It’s almost surreal.
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia / UPI. Sejalan dengan arah pengembangan, jati diri, dan tantangan ke depan, rumusan visi Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia adalah Pelopor dan Unggul (Leading and Outstanding). Dalam periode 2016-2020 secara bertahap visi ini akan difokuskan untuk mencapai kepeloporan dan keunggulan dalam bidang pendidikan di kawasan ASEAN
ESTABLISHED IN 2016 IN JAKARTA, INDONESIA BY A SMALL BAND OF ARTISAN COFFEE AFICIONADOS, WITH THE FAMILY HISTORY BACKDATED FROM DJAKARTA IN 1910 WHERE THE HUMBLE COFFEE HOUSE OF RAVON VAN ZAKER’S FAMILY OPENED IN SENEN AREA. SAMA DENGAN COFFEE DEDICATED TO OFFERING A HIGHLY SELECTIVE RANGE OF COFFEE FROM ACROSS INDONESIA. ALL OF OUR COFFEE IS LOVINGLY ROASTED IN SMALL BATCH LOTS AND BAGGED UP FRESH THE SAME DAY. WE ARE COMMITTED TO OFFERING OUTSTANDING QUALITY, ONGOING VARIETY WITH AN ETHICAL SOURCING POLICY.
When you look at the artwork of Frida Kahlo or Salvador Dalí, there’s an element of surprise. Why does it feel familiar yet also otherworldly? Surrealists sought to break free from the shackles of the rational mind and dive into the deep end of the unconscious. The canvas, then, became a mirror for what emerged out of that process. This movement was inspired by events in the 1920s on the heels of the first world war and continues to influence artists, writers, photographers, and filmmakers. This cultural and artistic movement ushered in new techniques that helped humans expand their minds. Today, we recognize a sense of the surreal in unexpected moments in daily life. Art exhibits like Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room are becoming readily available, encouraging people to immerse themselves in experiences that break reality. A ballet performance or a silent meditation retreat can be a dreamlike experience. Whether we experience a surreal moment or dabble in processes like drawing without thinking or writing without self-editing, there’s something to be learned about ourselves and what lingers under the hood of our desires to keep life orderly and controlled.