Manusia Robot (Robotman)

Video by Ari Rusyadi; 5:34 mins; 2021

Ari Rusyadi took the idea of robotic song composition of Tetangga Pak Gesang and KUNTARI and found the “true” robots in reality and earn their living by being robots. The robots are guys who wear a robot costume and move his body in stiffly robotic gestures to attract the streets. Some passers-by will interact with them, take a photo together and give them some Rupiahs. Some robot men earn a living along the congested road in front of Rusyadi apartment in Jakarta. Through the video, he narrates some robot men who live in a densely populated kampong behind his apartment, showing his respect for the robot men’s spirit, effort, and resilience towards a harsh life in Jakarta.

Manusia Robot (Robotman)

Video oleh Ari Rusyadi; 5:34 mins; 2021

Ari Rusyadi mengambil ide komposisi bebunyian robotik Tetangga Pak Gesang dan KUNTARI dan menemukan robot “sejati” dalam dunia nyata. Robot-robot itu adalah orang-orang yang mengenakan kostum robot serta menggerakkan tubuhnya dengan gerakan kaku dan terpatah-patah untuk menarik perhatian di jalanan. Beberapa orang yang lewat akan berinteraksi dengan mereka, berfoto bersama dan memberi mereka sejumlah Rupiah. Beberapa manusia robot mencari nafkah di sepanjang jalan yang macet di depan apartemen Ari di Jakarta. Melalui video tersebut, ia menceritakan beberapa pria robot yang tinggal di perkampungan padat penduduk di belakang apartemennya, menunjukkan rasa hormatnya terhadap semangat, usaha, dan ketangguhan para pria ini dalam menghadapi kerasnya kehidupan di Jakarta.

Ari Rusyadi

Ari Rusyadi graduated from the Faculty of Film and Television, Jakarta Institute of the Arts, majoring in documentary film. He produced the musical documentaries Mocca: Life Keeps On Turning, Amuk, and Live at Djakarta Artmosphere. He has also worked on several documentary series for the History Channel, OurBetterWorld, and other works that have been screened at events and film festivals around the world. Currently, Ari works as an assistant director in various national commercial or film productions.

Ari lulus dari Fakultas Film dan Televisi, Institut Kesenian Jakarta dengan jurusan film dokumenter. Ia memproduksi film dokumenter musik Mocca: Life Keeps On Turning, Amuk,  dan Live at Djakarta Artmosphere. Ia juga menggarap beberapa serial dokumenter untuk History Channel dan OurBetterWorld disamping karya-karya lainnya yang sempat diputar di beberapa acara atau festival internasional. Saat ini Ari bekerja sebagai asisten sutradara di berbagai produksi iklan atau film nasional.