Program Saturday 19.09.2020

(See description below the table)

Workshop Presentation and Performance by LIKALIKULUKA workshop’s participants
Eye to Eye exercise and fish bowl session by Vicky Truong
“A self-care Ritual”
Performance by Asarela Dewi, Ariel Orah, Andra Stefanowski
A Culinary Performance by soydivision colective

Performance by Monica Tedja, Nindya Nareswari, Cindy Putri, Morgan Sully, Ariel Victor


By Vicky Truong

 In a safer space, we come together to share experiences and knowledge. As we may see eye to eye in many regards, we also acknowledge and accept our individuality to create a communal sense of belonging.
Participants take part in an activity that allows for a deconstructed panel discussion to touch on critical issues and perspectives. We do not expect certain narratives and ask for PIE (patience, inclusion and empathy) whilst engaging in EYE TO EYE.

Vicky Truong plants seeds that'll thrive and break the foundation our society was built upon. She wants people to flourish in their own ways as they connect to a movement that works towards a more sublime future. She is a committed activist and community builder working closely with the Asian diaspora in Germany and LGBTQIA+ community; organising festivals, events, workshops and discussions. Her fields of work are in alternative education, food and design. Being Australian born with Chinese-Teochew, Thai and Vietnamese heritage, she is able to connect to many communities through lived experiences. She believes that the richness of mixing cultures should be celebrated and a way to bring new structures into society. She strives for self-empowerment through PIE - PATIENCE, INCLUSION AND EMPATHY. She hopes to build bridges and systems for communities to overcome the constructs that restricts us from coming together and rising. 

She began the #mygration festival movement which empowers through the shared feeling of other and to replace it with a sense of belonging; connecting generations, genders, beliefs, ethnicities, sexual orientations and communities. Celebrating our migration backgrounds and owning our unique narratives. She also works closely with DAMN - Deutsche Asiant*innen Make Noise, a collective her dear friend Thao Ho founded.


BY Monica Tedja, Nindya Nareswari, Cindy Putri, Morgan Sully, Ariel Victor

 A performative monologue about retrospecting one’s identity as an overlooked “model minority” - Chinese Indonesian.

Viewed from a personal experience surviving the society’s expectations, the monologue is told through a narrative journal based on some childhood episodes sequentially revealed.

With a mixture of image projections, sounds, and shadow puppet, the performance is a modern rendition of wayang, a traditional Indonesian story-telling through classical Javanese puppet, that attempts to reflect on one’s identity’s sense of belonging.


By Arasela Dewi, Andra Stefanowski, and Ariel Orah

 If self-love is one of the main keys to peace and happiness in life and "be yourself" is a holy mantra for freedom within, what would one do to achieve those goals, to love and be oneself?

Is it possible for someone to express their true self when there's something attached to them permanently which contradicts and doesn't reflect who they believe they are?

How far would someone go to try to separate themselves with a part that they think doesn't belong to them?

One ended up practicing a ritual as an attempt to be closer to oneself.  A ritual where healing and destruction can sit side by side.

SELF-CARE RITUAL is an intimate  performance portraying the emotional and physical experiences of one particular person who suffers from BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder). A reenactment of a distinctive coping mechanism that grows in parallel with the disorder itself.



  1. the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health.
    • the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)

occasionally still called dysmorphophobia, is a mental disorder characterized by the obsessive idea that some aspect of one's own body part or appearance is severely flawed and therefore warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it.[1]