MARACOSA, from the Sanskrit language, translates to seing for oneself.
- Non verbal cinematic performance
- 26 minutes
Synopsis of MARACOSA :
Mbak Malam, an old woman who owns a batik workshop, loves her dear granddaughter named Canting. One day, when Canting fell sick, Mbak Malam decided to tuck her in using a batik cloth decorated with a ‘tambalan’ motif. ‘Tambalan’, which translates to patch work, is believed to mend sadness, cure illness, and fill in losses.
For Mbak Malam, batik is not just any piece of textile commodity, but has a deeper significance. Hence, amongst hundreds of batik cloth, Mbah Malam always manages to find miracles. Motifs of fauna pictured in each of the batik cloths had always kept her company and brought joy. However, this wasn’t so for Canting.
Until one day, Canting experienced the miracle herself amongst the hundreds of batik cloth hung in the grandmother’s old batik workshop.
The miracle made her believe that batik had a different meaning in her life. Her faith had grown because she had seen and experienced the miracle herself.
Team Of MARACOSA
Director & conceptor : Maria Tri Sulistyani
Artistic designer : Muhammad Alhaq
DOP & video editor: Rangga Yudhistira
Puppet makers : M. Alhaq, Beni Sanjaya, Anton Fajri, Pambo Priyojati, Hardiansyah Yoga, Retno Intiani
Puppeteers: M. Alhaq, Beni Sanjaya, Anton Fajri, Pambo Priyojati, Hardiansyah Yoga,
Composer: Yennu Ariendra
Crew: Ega Kuspriyanto
Producer : Papermoon Puppet Theatre and Nona Rara Batik