Lokananta Project is a collective site-spesific project initiated by young artists, journalists, and designer along with Studio Lokananta to process, review, and rebrand the available archives of Studio Lokananta Surakarta. Studio Lokananta is the first Indonesia’s government record company and have been abandoned for several decades since the collapse of the new order government. The company itself saves many important audio visual archives from 50s-70s era that represent the history timelines of Indonesians society from time to time. However, the archiving practice until nowadays still is an unsolved problem in Indonesia and mostly exists in the underground movements. This project tried to publish a legal music digital library (www.lokanantamusik.com) and physical literature of Studio Lokananta.
In this project, Syaura took role as producer and writer. She observes and wrote about Lokananta’s artwork evolutions along with managing and running the project. The book itself being the first official literature about Lokananta that have been made by Indonesian since the company founded. Since then, many other Indonesian students started to give more attention by doing research for their bachelor or master degree and Lokananta themselves started to be more independent on running the company.
Syaura signed MoU with Studio Lokananta for Lokananta Project
Literature Archive from 1950s about Indonesia's government plan to built National Record Company that soon to be called Lokananta
Imam Muhadi (RIP) telling story behind visual archives founded in Studio Lokananta
Scanned Long-Play archives for Lokananta's digital library material
Dzulfikri took pictures for book materials
Yerikho built Lokananta's digital library
Bayu collected Lokananta's archive for digital library and book purposes
Merah Bercerita perform at the book and digital library launching event in Studio Lokananta, Surakarta
Lokananta Project and Studio Lokananta officially launch book and digital library
Ignatius Aditya presented his research about Lokananta Project for Master Degree in Monash University, Melbourne
Lokananta Project presentation along with Fakhri Zakaria, Dzulfikri Putra Malawi, and Miftah Zubir (Lokananta)