Festival publiku no warsop hira: Augusto 25-31 August 2014
ARTE PÚBLIKU! Mak Timor-Leste nia festivál Públiku ba dahuluk, nebe haree liu ba arte nia abilidade atu halo impaktu no ninia relavansia iha parte igualdade sosiál, kulturál no ekonomia. ARTE PÚBLIKU! sei inklui arte foun, arte ne’ebé ema hameno, no arte ne’ebé livre no loke, atu nakloke ita-nia imajinasaun no estimula debate kona-ba kestaun justisa sosiál nebe inklui (maibé la limita ba) Timor oan nia esperiensia dezde Independensia no saida mak arte.
ARTE PUBLIKU! sei fornese ambiente dinamika ida hodi fahe hanoin kona-ba arte, halo kolaborasaun, workshop no edukasaun ba artista, fasilitadór, estudante no públiku, no ramata ho espozisaun, eventu no arte performansia iha loron tolu nia laran iha Dili, kapitál Timor-Leste. Festivál ne’e atu inklui no haforsa relasaun entre artista hosi Timor-Leste no viziñu nebe besik liu, hanesan Australia no Indonezi, nasaun ne’ebé iha ligasaun naruk no kompleks ho istória no progresu dezenvolvimentu Timor-Leste nian. Parte workshop iha festivál ne’e sei fasilita diálogu rejionál no entre jerasaun sira kona-ba arte, kreatividade, ativizmu no partisipasaun demokrátika iha Timor-Leste ne’ebé livre iha dezenvolvimentu nia laran. Workshop sira ne’e mos atu informa estratéjia atu halao kolaborasaun kreativu ne’ebé forte liu tan iha rejiaun ne’e.
Public Arts Festival & Workshop Series: 25-31 August 2014
Dili’s festival of public art took place in 2014, drawing artists from across South East Asia and the Pacific. It presented art, music, performances and events free of charge all across the city in abandoned buildings, public parklands, in popular restaurants and unpopular corner stores, in shipping containers, off the backs of trucks, out at sea and throughout the streets.
The festival brought artists together from across the region to collaborate in the creation of a cross cultural, cross art-form public platform of dialogue, skill sharing and exchange. This was public art made on a large scale for the first time in the world’s second newest nation, the first time there was city wide celebrations of art and creativity.
Central to Arte Publiku’s ethic of festival building is an networked approach to programming and curation, a dedication to increase public access to the arts and the encouragement of activism by artists and audiences to freely express their worlds. Across the festival at any time the world could take a turn for the unexpected with sudden outbursts of performance and flash mobs. Arte Publiku changed the way the city of Dili thinks about itself, about life, about the possibilities that the future can hold. It showed that art can offer an effective and non-violent Alternative Resistance approach that anyone from any community can participate in, knowing that their voices will be heard and their words seen.
The workshop and education series running across the Festival delivered a dynamic environment for artistic exchange, collaboration and facilitated workshops for festival artists, facilitators, and students. Creative discussion forums and collaborative activities facilitated intergenerational and regional dialogue around art, creativity, activism, and democratic participation in a free and developing Timor-Leste and informed enduring strategies towards greater creative collaboration across the region. Workshops were conducted by international and national artists in:
Studio Music Production
Community Video Making
Contemporary and Traditional Dance
Theatrical performance, mime, mask and stilt walking
Large scale puppetry performance
Traditional textile dying and Shibori
Theatre for women
Street Activism and Parade Creation
Many of the performances contributed to the citywide exhibitions, events, performances and interventions across the city.