Jatiwangi Art Factory

15-06-2016 Majalengka Regencies 30466 viewed


Jatiwangi Art Factory ( JAF ) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the study of the local life of the countryside through arts and cultural activities are also creative industry such as festivals, art shows, art exhibitions, music, videos and films, ceramic, artist residency, monthly discussion, broadcast radio and education. Jatiwangi Art Factory can be found in the village Jatisura, District Jatiwangi, District Majalengka, West Java.

This community was founded in 2005. As since 2008 in collaboration with village government of Jatisura to research using the collaborative involvement of contemporary art and interrelated.

At first name Jatiwangi International Performing Artist-in-Residence Festival (2006), a residency organized in three villages in the area Jatiwangi. In 2010 turned into Jatiwangi Artists-in-Residence Festival and in 2012 became the Festival Residency Jatiwangi. The festival seeks to create awareness of contemporary art practice and opens up the possibility of creative activity. In addition to bridging relationships and encounters between artists settlements and local residents, the festival opened the international network for the future Jatiwangi. Festival committee in charge of connecting artists and host. Guest-host concept intended to let out the boundaries of art practices and encourage the creation of works of art that reflect the ideas, traditions, and issues of the local community, combined with the ideas and artistic practice of the artists settlements. Participants will also explore the relationship patterns of traditional-modern, rural-urban, global-local, and others. This festival celebrates the creation of contemporary art in everyday life, and with it the art closer to the public. The festival takes place in two stages. The first phase is the period when the artist residency settlements and locals will equally explore ideas, work, and discuss the possibilities of appearance. Its activities are meetings, talk-shows, workshops, and programs visit. The second stage is the festival. Here the artist and the host will display their work.

This festival is a biennial international video festival organized by art Jatiwangi Factory and Sunday Screen ( group of video makers from Bandung ) . Participants are invited to attend a residency for two weeks and placed in a number of villages and houses, collaborate with residents and village officials, and then create a video to be played at the end of the festival . In this festival the villagers to be a partner and friend of the artist settlements. Residents also are trained to map the various contradictions and problems they face everyday. The video will be a window to see what is happening in our lives. Here's how to document the life of the village.

This music festival will involve artists settlements and host. During the two-week settlement artists will collaborate with the locals, both the idea and the opportunity as a viewer, to create ceramic musical instruments at the festival later. The results of this collaboration will be displayed in the music scene at the end of the festival.  (YD)

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