Six Indonesian artists are taking part in a six-week research-based residency at the new media arts centre FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool.
A tale of two archipelagos
Throughout the month of May they will explore the different perspectives and discourses surrounding water in Indonesia and the UK – two very distinct archipelago nations. They will dig deep into the economic, historical, political, environmental and cultural issues around water, and how this relates to its management and treatment in both countries.
For most of the artists, this will be their first time developing and exhibiting their work in the UK. The residency presents a unique opportunity to learn from the people of Liverpool and immerse themselves in the community and build connections, in order to bring about mutual understanding and respect for life around waters.
LightNight on 19 May, 17.00 till late, FREE
All artists in residency will take part in LightNight, a free one-night arts and culture festival which takes place across multiple museums, galleries and heritage sites in Liverpool.
The projects showcased here will be an extension of their ongoing projects or a new project developed with the people in Liverpool.
Water-Connections exhibition 31 May - 12 June
Throughout the residency, the artists' work will develop organically. On 31 May there will be a showcase of this work in progress followed by an exhibtion open to the public till 12 June. The works will then be developed further upon their return to Indonesia and will be exhibited as a part of the upcoming UK/ID Festival 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.