Keluarga Pramudita

0-36 / Indonesia / Frelance, Art & creative worker, Student, Entrepreneur

0-36 tahun / Indonesia / Pekerja Lepas, Pekerja Seni, Siswa Sekolah, Pedagang.

Title: Don’t Eat It!
Format : Audio (mp3)
Duration : 1 minute 23 seconds (1:23)

This audio documents the daily situation of a family consisting father, mother, toddler, and a baby (still learning to crawl) during the pandemic.

This audio attempts to record the event of a father taking care of his two children while his mother was cooking in the kitchen. At that time the older child playing colorful puzzles, while his younger brother, a 9-month-old baby, was busy disturbing his father who was trying to record the sound of the ukulele and their activities. Meanwhile, the mother is cooking various healthy foods for the family, and her breastfeeding needs while watching a slasher movie. Don’t forget, the faint sound of a neighbor cutting the floor tiles.

When everyone was focusing on their respective activities, suddenly the older brother saw his younger brother trying to suck the tuning pegs of his father’s ukulele. Instantly the older brother shouted, “Don’t eat that!” He was worried that the tuning peg would be swallowed by his brother, which of course impossible because the tuning peg was bolted tightly to the head of the ukulele. The older brother reflexively grabs his brother’s shirt collar, because he is worried something bad would happen to his brother. The incident was classified as ‘safe’, so the father let it go because he got a submission deadline.

All of these events are audio-documented with lo-fi quality (just as it is). This event illustrates even in the hardest conditions we can still learn how to love the least favorite things because whether we like them or not we have to live with them.

Judul : Jangan Makan Itu!
Format : Audio (mp3)
Durasi : 1 menit 23 detik (1:23)

Audio ini mendokumentasikan situasi keseharian selama pandemi sebuah keluarga yang beranggotakan seorang ayah, ibu, balita, dan bayi yang sedang belajar merangkak.

Audio ini berupaya merekam peristiwa seorang ayah yang sedang menjaga kedua orang anaknya saat ibunya sedang memasak di dapur. Kala itu anak tertua berusia balita tengah bermain puzzle berwarna-warni, sementara adiknya seorang bayi berusia 9 bulan, sibuk mengganggu ayahnya yang sedang mencoba merekam suara permainan ukulele dan suara seluruh kegiatan mereka. Sementara itu, sang ibu tengah memasak berbagai macam menu lengkap pendamping ASI dan makanan sehat untuk seluruh anggota keluarga sambil menonton film bergenre slasher. Tidak lupa, terdengar sayup tetangga yang tengah memotong keramik lantai.

Ketika semua sedang fokus pada kegiatan masing-masing, tiba-tiba mata jeli sang kakak melihat adiknya tengah berupaya mengulum pasak penyetelan (tuning pegs) ukulele yg sedang dimainkan ayahnya. Seketika sang kakak berteriak, “jangan makan itu!” Ia khawatir pasak penyetelan itu akan tertelan adiknya, dan itu tentu mustahil, karena pasak penyetelan itu dibaut dengan kencang pada bagian kepala ukulele. Sang adik terbatuk-batuk tercekik, karena refleks sang kakak menarik kerah baju adiknya akibat dari rasa khawatir hal buruk terjadi pada sang adik. Melihat kejadian tersebut masih tergolong ‘aman-aman saja,’ sang ayah membiarkannya, karena ia dikejar tenggat waktu pengumpulan karya.

Semua peristiwa itu didokumentasikan secara audio dengan kualitas lo-fi (padahal alakadarnya). Hal ini menggambarkan bahwa, dalam kondisi sulit sekalipun, kita masih bisa belajar menyukai hal yang tidak benar-benar kita suka, namun dipaksakan suka, karena suka tidak suka, harus suka.