JATI-WORKTEAM was created during a meeting between cultural workers from Poland and representatives of Jatiwangi Art Factory. The group had come together through a yearlong program titled FOCUS + INDONESIA, a cultural exchange between Poland and Indonesia. JATI-TEAM is formed of members of interdisciplinary art foundation UPSIDE ART (Szczecin, Poland), the M3 Foundation (Silesia), and curator Marianna Dobkowska (Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, A-I-R Laboratory, Warsaw). For more information on the project please visit: www.focusairproject.org
About Jatiwangi Art Factory
JATIWANGI ART FACTORY (JaF) was founded on 27 September 2005 as a not-for-profit organization focused on arts and cultural activities surrounding discourses on local rural life, community and connecting people. Since 2008, JaF has been collaborating with the Jatisura Village Government on a research concerning ways in which to link people through contemporary participatory techniques in the arts.
JaF’s main programs include: the annual Village Video Festival (VVF), the biannual Residency Festival (JaRF), and the triennial Ceramic Music Festival (CMF). All of which invite art and cultural workers from various disciplines and countries to live, interact, and work together with villagers so as to feel and understand the livelihood of Jatiwangi rural society. These individuals are invited to experiment, formulate, and create something REAL within this existential frame, to be exposed and experienced TOGETHER.