A Co-creation Project: A Childhood Dream and Memory

Mohamad Faizuan, Mat (2020) A Co-creation Project: A Childhood Dream and Memory. 4A Papers Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 9.

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Abstract

The year was 1994. We were having a big celebration for the annual khatamal Al-Quran parade in my little hometown of Kabong in Malaysia. I was one of the 30 participating kids who were carried around the parade in an usungan, also known as a palanquin structure consisting of a chair mounted between two poles—generally used to carry a person of status. In the coastal area of Sarawak, including Belawai and Kabong, usungan parades are held to celebrate newly-married couples during their wedding days and primary school children age from seven to 12 who have completed their Quranic studies. This customary practice has been around since the olden days and is a much-anticipated event among the local community. A variety of usungan designs are used to parade the ‘graduates’ along the main road of the village, including aeroplanes, cars, motorbikes, flowers, fishes, and even a replica of a mosque. The designs were requested by us—the participants—and our families had to fulfil our requests.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: celebration, khatamal Al-Quran, usungan, Kabong, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Mat
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2020 06:55
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2020 06:59
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/32760

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