Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar on Cultural Sciences, ISCS 2020, 4 November 2020, Malang, Indonesia

Research Article

Tracing the Desire and Lack on Semiotic Landscape of a Daniel Garcia Art: Your Own Personal Slaves

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2308906,
        author={Yohanes Padmo Adi Nugroho and Eri  Susanto},
        title={Tracing the Desire and Lack on Semiotic Landscape    of a Daniel Garcia Art: Your Own Personal Slaves},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar on Cultural Sciences, ISCS 2020, 4 November 2020, Malang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISCS},
        year={2021},
        month={6},
        keywords={psychoanalysis desire lack semiotic subaltern},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2308906}
    }
    
  • Yohanes Padmo Adi Nugroho
    Eri Susanto
    Year: 2021
    Tracing the Desire and Lack on Semiotic Landscape of a Daniel Garcia Art: Your Own Personal Slaves
    ISCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2308906
Yohanes Padmo Adi Nugroho1,*, Eri Susanto1
  • 1: Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
*Contact email: padmoadi@ub.ac.id

Abstract

Your Own Personal Slaves is an artwork made by Daniel Garcia. This research tries to answer three status questions upon the artwork: a) Is this art merely a symptomatic hysteria of the oppressed condition? b) Does this art success to be the sublimation, a jouissance? c) Can this art let the subaltern speak? The art is uploaded on Garcia’s website, Instagram, and Facebook. There are two versions of this title: 2016 version and 2018 version. This research is conducted with qualitative method in order to describe the artwork by Daniel Garcia entitled Your Own Personal Slaves (2016) used as data in the theoretical framework of semiotics and psychoanalysis. This research would trace the desire and lack, in the paradigm of lacanian psychoanalysis. The research results that we see the irony depicted on this art. The tears she holds make her seems have kind of empathy toward the people in suffer. The Che Guevara shirt shows us as if she is a leftist who will fight against any oppression. Yet, she herself sits upon all of these oppressions, so comfortably that she had her white bourgeois supremacies privilege.