About West Java West Yorkshire Coop Movement

VillageVideoFestival_Marsden

West Java West Yorkshire Coop Movement
Collaboration with Jatiwangi Art Factory
March 2018 – ongoing

This new project is a collaboration with Indonesian arts collective Jatiwangi Art Factory (JaF) to develop cooperative movement linking regions of West Yorkshire and West Java. Founded by Bunga Siagian, Ismal Muntaha,  George Clark and Will Rose. In collaboration with Pavilion in Leeds we are initiating a series of commissioning, exchange and residency opportunities between West Yorkshire and West Java. The collaboration centres around Village Video Festival, a project JaF have been running annually since 2009 in the rural-urban area where they live and work. Taking place over two-weeks, the festival model engages artists and the local community in the production and presentation of videos.

First events as part of the collaboration were 10 day research trip to visit locations around West Yorkshire and meet with various community groups, artists and villagers. The first exchange was with JaF members Ismal Muntaha and Bunga Siagian. Founded in 2018 the evolving project has encompassed wide range of events between West Java and West Yorkshire and involved numerous artists working across moving image, literature, music, ceramics and visual arts.

Participating and collaborators:

Abdullah Adekola (Leeds, UK), Agung Eko Sutrisno (Bandung, Indonesia), Ahmed Kaysher (Leeds, UK), Aliansyah Coniago (Barus , Indonesia), Anna Peaker (Leeds, UK), Bunga Siagian (Jatiwangi, Indonesia), Daoud Al-Janabi (Leeds, UK), Dian Pratiwi (Bandung, Indonesia), Elspeth Mitchell (Leeds, UK), Erik Schelander (Leeds, UK), Fajar Riyanto (Yogyakarta, Indonesia), George Clark (Marsden, UK), Ginggi Hasyim (Jatiwangi, Indonesia), Harry Meadley (Leeds, UK), Ika Yuliana (Jatiwangi, Indonesia), Isabella Careras (Leeds, UK), Ismal Muntaha (Jatiwangi, Indonesia), Jamshed Folad (Leeds, UK), Joe Goff (Leeds, UK), Kerstin Doble (Leeds, UK), Khemi Shabazz (Leeds, UK), Ahmad Sujai (Jatiwangi, Indonesia), Lulia Togara (Leeds, UK), Prabowo Setyadi (Bandung, Indonesia), Riyadhus Shalihin (Bandung, Indonesia), Robert Wilson (Todmorden, UK), Rowland Thomas (Leeds, UK), Saitor Hidayat (Majalenka, Indoneisa), Will Rose (Leeds, UK), Yopie Nugraha (Bandung, Indonesia)

Residencies:
Throughout the project we have organised multiple residencies building exchanges between the communities and engaging artists to work in new ways and with different communities.

Bunga Siagian & Ismal Muntaha (Leeds & Marsden, UK, March 2018); George Clark (Jatiwangi, Indonesia, December 2018); Harry Meadley, Isabella Carreras & Kerstin Doble (Bandung & Jatiwangi, Indonesia, March 2019);  Ismal Muntaha (Marsden & London, Indonesia, June 2019); Ika Yuliana (Leeds & Marsden, UK, July 2019);  Tedi Nurmanto & Ahmad Sujai (Leeds & Marsden, UK, August 2019)

Harry Meadley, Isabella Carreras and Kerstin Doble during residency in Indonesia, March 2019
Harry Meadley, Isabella Carreras and Kerstin Doble during residency in Indonesia, March 2019
Ismal Muntaha during residency in Marsden 2018
Ismal Muntaha during residency in Marsden 2018

Projects and events:

The cooperative project has seen the realisation of numerous events, presentations, screenings, workshops, musical performances and production of new works and exhibitions. Here are a selection of projects and events presented as part of WJWY.

 

Pavilion Artists' Moving Image Network Meeting, 23 May 2018
Pavilion Artists’ Moving Image Network Meeting, 23 May 2018

Tools for Conviviality, 21 May 2018
Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds

Ismal Muntaha and Bunga Saigian during residency in Marsden 2018
Ismal Muntaha and Bunga Siagian during residency in Marsden 2018


Pavilion Artists’ Moving Image Network Meeting
, 23 May 2018
Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds
with George Clark, Ismal Muntaha & Bunga Siagian

10 Village Video Festival, field trip to Kertajati International Airport, December 2019
10 Village Video Festival, field trip to Kertajati International Airport, December 2019

10th Village Video Festival, December 2018 – June 2019
Jatiwangi Art Factory, Indonesia 

Mass walking project with XTC and George Clark, Jatiwangi, December 2019
Mass walking project with XTC and George Clark, Jatiwangi, December 2019

Walking Dad: XTC x George Clark, 15-16 December 2018
Jatiwangi Art Factory
Project by George Clark with XTC biker club, Majalenka

Better Call Shaman project by Fajar Riyanto, December 2019
Better Call Shaman project by Fajar Riyanto, December 2019

Better Call Shaman, 23 December 2019
Jatiwangi art Factory, Indonesia
Project by Fajar Riyanto

Satata project by Prabowo Setyadi with Hanyaterra, 2 February 2019
Satata project by Prabowo Setyadi with Hanyaterra, 2 February 2019

Satata, 2 February 2019
Project by Prabowo Setyadi

After School Film Club, February 2019
After School Film Club, February 2019

After School Film Club, 14-16 February 2019
Jatiwangi Sinematek, Jatiwangi art Factory, Indonesia

Forum Gosip Jatiwangi art Factory
Forum Gosip Jatiwangi art Factory, March 2019

Forum Gossip, March 2019
Jatiwangi art Factory, Indonesia
Discussion group with local factory workers

Title Unknown, film project by Harry Meadley, 2019
Title Unknown, film project by Harry Meadley, 2019

Title Unknown
Jatiwangi art Factory
Project by Harry Meadley with After School Film Club

Simpati Paradiso, performance by Riyadhus Shalihin & Agung Eko Sutrisno, Jatiwangi Sinemathek, 14 April 2019
Simpati Paradiso, performance by Riyadhus Shalihin & Agung Eko Sutrisno, Jatiwangi Sinemathek, 14 April 2019

Simpati Paradiso: Chapter 1
Performance by Riyadhus Shalihin & Agung Eko Sutrisno, 14 April 2019
Jatiwangi Sinematek, Jatiwangi art Factory, Indonesia

Garment Election, Dian Pratiwi Willyarti, 21 April 2019
Garment Election, Dian Pratiwi Willyarti, 21 April 2019

Pemilu Garment / Garment Election 
Project by Dian Pratiwi with garment factory workers

Shaman Council Majalengka, Jatiwangi art Factory, 1 June 2019
Shaman Council Majalengka, Jatiwangi art Factory, 1 June 2019

Shaman Council Majalengka
Jatiwangi art Factory, 1 June 2019
Project by Fajar Riyanto

Ismal Muntaha 19 June 2019 Pavilion

Pavilion Artists’ Moving Image Network Meeting
, 19 June 2019
Pavilion, Leeds
Work presented by: Harry MeadleyLeeds Animation Workshop
Guests: Ismal Muntaha, George Clark

Ismal Muntaha, Rural Assembly, Wysing Art Center
Ismal Muntaha, Rural Assembly, Wysing Art Centre

The Rural Assembly, 20 -22 June 2019
Wysing Arts Centre, Wysing / Whitechapel Gallery, in London
Presentation by Ismal Muntaha on Jatiwangi art Factory and West Java West Yorkshire Cooperative Movement

Ika Yuliana 17 July 2019 Pavilion

Pavilion Artists’ Moving Image Network Meeting
17 July 2019, Pavilion, Leeds
Work presented by: David Steans
Additional work by: Mike Dibb
Guest: Ika Yuliana

Loudest Voice In Meanwood, Leeds, August 2019
Loudest Voice In Meanwood, Leeds, August 2019

Loudest Voice In Meanwood
Evening of films and music, organised by Joe Geoff with performance by Tedi Nurmanto

Remang Remang, Pavilion, Leeds with Khemi Shabazz, Erik Schelander, Lulia Togara and Tedi Nurmanto, 27 August 2019
Remang Remang, Pavilion, Leeds with Khemi Shabazz, Erik Schelander, Lulia Togara and Tedi Nurmanto, 27 August 2019

Remang-Remang, 25 & 27 August 2019,
Pavilion, Leeds
Open studio led by Tedi Nurmanto and Ahmad Sujai.

Art School for Rebel Girls x Jatiwangi art Factory, tea towel, 2019
Art School for Rebel Girls x Jatiwangi art Factory, tea towel, 2019

Art School For Rebel Girls x Jatiwangi art Factory, 2019
Tea Towel based on drawing sound/drawing workshop led by Kerstin Dobel and Isabella Carreras at Jatiwangi art Factory.

Real World Ceramics, 2020
Residency for artist Sarah Fraser to work with Jatiwangi art Factory and Art School for Rebel Girls, Leeds as part of the Crafting Futures programme supported by British Council and Craft Council.
https://www.sarahfraser.net/projects/real-world-ceramics/

Sarah Fraser leading clay workshop with young women from the Islamic recitation group, at Rumahtuli Jatiwangi. March 2020. Photo Ismal Muntaha
Sarah Fraser leading clay workshop with young women from the Islamic recitation group, at Rumahtuli Jatiwangi. March 2020. Photo Ismal Muntaha

Wysing Art Centre residency, 2020
George Clark, Ismal Muntaha and Bunga Siagian will develop new project working remotely together with Wysing Art Centre

2020 Residencies, Wysing Art Centre
2020 Residencies, Wysing Art Centre

Time to challenge the hierarchies
Article by Adam Pushkin in Arts Professional explores the art scene in Indonesia and the lessons to be learned from their models of collective practice with interviews with George Clark and Ismal Muntaha.

Time to change the hierarchies, Arts Professional article, Sept 2020
Time to change the hierarchies, Arts Professional article, Sept 2020

This collaboration was founded with generous support of all the artists and communities who made this project possible.

Individual and collective projects have been supported the following organisations British Council Indonesia, Leeds Inspired, British Council, Arts Council of England, London Book Fair Fringe Programme through funding from BEKRAF (the Creative Economy Agency of Indonesia). Organised by the National Organising Committee of the 2019 London Book Fair (NOC-LBF) and Virtuago.

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