FOCUS+INDONESIA: JAVA+SILESIA 2014:
THIRD PART OF THE PROJECT FOCUS + INDONESIA
made by Jatiwangi Art Factory with UPSIDE ART Foundation and CHOICE TO CHOOSE Foundation
is possible through vibrant networking made during first and second part of the project (February-Summer 2014).
The third part of the project started with the visit of JaF team with the music band Hanyaterra in Poland,
autumn 2014 and will be completed with re-visit of Polish curators team in Indonesia
(JaF, Jakarta and Yogyakarta) in December 2014.
While our common art research and workshop at the Jatiwangi Art Factory in February 2014
we presented a wide context of the Jatiwangi village community work ideas and our common goals
and missions within the frame of how our art-center works with the local community members
and how these frames will change in the nearest future when Jatiwangi face a huge modernization
including the construction of highway, airport and how we prepare for the forthcoming processes
of industrialization and commercialization of the region.
In Silesia, in Southern Poland we worked together with JaF Partner on the issues that are industrial-based,
including art practices, community workshops and design. The JAVA_SILESIA program focuses on research and development of new cultural strategies for re-designing local community activities in arts through referring to regional heritage and local storytelling and in design activities: reusing natural sources in the region for creating design-products.
We call this part of the program the INDUNATURE project as we aim to research the issues of constantly changing industrial landscape,
both in Poland and Indonesia, and introduce new approach towards the post-industrialization through education
(workshops with local communities). Our guests presented the art-education methods from Jatiwangi Art Factory,
working on local heritages in Silesia, showing the ceramic music instruments designed in Java and performing music workshops and live-performances.
They also met with art-educators who proposed guided art-tours through the paths of Silesian post-industrial heritages
(factories, coal-mines, etc), the former porcelain factory as well the Zabrze Guido historic coal-mine.
The Polish team of curators will come to Java in December to take part in Video Village Festival at the Jatiwangi Art Factory
and to take part in round-tables and debates in JaF. The book documenting the whole process of the 2014 year’s program FOCUS+INDONESIA
is scheduled for the beginning of 2015.
The JaF participation in the FOCUS+INDONESIA_JAVA_SILESIA is possible through support
of ARTS COLLABORATORY program, the Netherlands.