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Works Arte

Arte Publiku Festival

A large-scale public arts festival celebrating the transformative power of art in Nation Building and democratic discourse.

Public Arts Festival & Workshop Series: 25-31 August 2014

Dili’s first ever festival of art will take place over one week, drawing artists from across South East Asia and the Pacific. It will encompass a variety of art forms: presenting works, performances and events free of charge across the city in abandoned buildings, in public parklands, in popular restaurants and unpopular corner stores, in shipping containers, off the backs of trucks, out from the seas and across the streets.

 

Maskra Oioin

This work has been created in collaboration with Arte Moris students. A large collection of faces have been made, each to express the sentiments of those students who participated in this collaborative work.

Artists: Arte Moris Students
Materials: Paper
Location: Largo de Lecidere

Ro’o

The boats have been made from hundreds of disused aqua bottles, an item often found through out the gutters and streets of Dili. Plastic bottles are among the most common forms of trash daily witnessed, for drinking water is something one can only purchase, and is required by all. The symbol of hope, of change and possibility born by the aqua bottle boats built by these four young artists bare a message of possibility. Here that which is undesired becomes that which supports. That which is thrown aside becomes that which provides. Encouragement is made to the audience through this work, in the hope that they might find new ways to view that which currently is unwanted. The invitation of Ro’o is one of innovation, for it invites the audience to draw inspiration from their imaginations and make an active effort to reshape the world around them. Here the audience is encouraged to seek new uses for refuse, to make life – not landfill.

Artists: Ajuvi, Arui, Toto, Mariano
Materials: Steel, recycled plastic
Location: Largo de Lecidere

Octopus

The inspiration behind this colossus is it’s movement. This work has been created in a desire to replicate the forever fluid nature of this glorious beast of the sea. The octopus is a beast of endless change, perpetually shifting, every part in constant flux. In this work the octopus becomes a symbol of time, here frozen in one movement, yet forever transitioning from one state to another.

Artists: Abe, Benvindo, Agus, Vicente.
Materials: Steel, Steel Mesh, Paper, Cement
Location: Largo de Lecidere

Hatudu

So something what you look. Show something but no no no! Phwooh. What you feel is my dream. What is in your mind its my thinking. What is in your relax sorry I am in the middle of the busy.

Artist: Osme Gonsalves

Materials: Oil on Ceramic

Location: Gembel Art Collective

Uluk to’o Agora (From Then to Now)

A contemporary rendering of animist ikons.
The combination of the pre-colonial sculpture alongside contemporary construction techniques creates an allegorical picture in which the traditional and the modern are mutually dependant.

This work is a reflection on the current condition faced by Timorese culture, in which the traditional and local is forever weighed beside the modern and international. Here we see the traditional pre-colonial animist practice stretching from time immemorial into the now.


Uluk to’o agora ita nia beiala sempre adora fatuk lulik tamba fatuk mak hanesan esprito ida ba sira nia fiar. no ita nia beiala sira sedauk hatene konaba religiao.

Ne’e mak ita nia beiala sira nia fiar liu ba fatuk lulik no ai-lulik no to’o agora sei iha nafatin adora fatuk lulik no ai-lulik.


Artist: Akay Amaral
Materials: Metal. Stone.
Dates: 29-31 August
Location: Largo de Lecidere

Nunka Hotu (Never Done)

Hesa hesa hesa like a dump man. A confused guy and no arrow and just like a bow. No corner – just going straight. And shoot the objecktivu, shoot, shoot the object.

Artist: Osme Gonsalves
Materials: Oil on Canvas
Location: Gembel Art Collective

Transformers

Transformers take over Lecidere! Artists from KLAN have been making large sculptures inspired by animations from their childhood using recycled car parts. Artists: KLAN Materials: Metal Dates: 29-31 August Location: Largo de Lecidere

Labadaen (spiders)

The construction of dozens of spiders through out Arte Publiku’s WHERE space is a work created by Arte Moris Artists Aruy, Ajuvy and Toto. The work utilises the natural shape of the coconuts to inspire the audience to view the normal in new ways. Labadain’s purpose is to encourage invention and imagination among Arte Publiku’s attendees, to let them view their world as a place of posibility, and to encourage the use of natural materials in one’s work.

Artists: Arui, Ajuvi, Toto
Materials: Coconut Husks, Wire, Rope
Location: Largo de Lecidere

Ikan

Depicts a school of sharks attacking a man reaching out to a stranger on the shore. It is an image of hope and fear, a moment frozen in time at a point of possible disaster or respite.

Artist: David Da Silva
Material: Styrofoam
Location: Largo de Lecidere

Arte Publiku Festival

Maskra Oioin

Ro’o

Octopus

Hatudu

Uluk to’o Agora (From Then to Now)

Nunka Hotu (Never Done)

Transformers

Labadaen (spiders)

Ikan