Artist in Residence:
Bonggal Hutagalung (Indonesia) will be working at Jatiwangi art Factory for approximately 4 weeks.
Jatiwangi is a rural-urban area located in Majalengka, West Java, Indonesia, and is on the crossroads between two big cities: Bandung and Cirebon. As the largest tile production center in Indonesia, Jatiwangi community has grown into an industrial society. Traditional as well as modern tile factories are found here, as Jatiwangi continues to develop.
Since it was founded on September 27, 2005, Jatiwangi art Factory (JaF) has been running in Jatisura Village, one of the 16 villages in Jatiwangi. JaF is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the study of local rural life through art- and cultural- activities. Together with JaF since 2008, the villagers have been trying to do some mapping, looking for various possibilities that can be done to re-establish connectivity between residents, as well as with the outside world. They jointly conduct community research projects through collaborative programs in the fields of art and culture such as through festivals, performances, art, video, music, exhibitions, artist residencies, monthly discussions, radio broadcasts and educational shows.
Residency programs, for example, allow many invited artists from a wide range of disciplines and countries to come, stay, interact, collaborate, and experience Jatiwangi’s community life. In addition, the artists are invited to involve themselves in formulating and creating something, to be part of the solution, which is then presented and reported to public.
Jatiwangi art Factory is located in the heart of Jatisura Village, in the middle of the residential area and adjacent to a local tile factory. Therefore, access to main roads, public transportation, convenience stores and the local market is available close by, and within walking distance. However, artists may rent a motorcycle or a car and request to be accompanied by a guide or a liaison officer (LO), to travel to farther destinations.
The temperature during the day is rather hot (28-32 °C), and mild at night (23-27 °C). Its landscape is that of the lowlands, quite far from the beach and the mountains. Most of the area is covered by rice paddies, fields, and housing. The local food in general is rice with vegetables or other vegetarian menus. At certain events, typical Jatiwangi meat or poultry dishes will be served. People around the studio are very friendly, caring, and intimate; characters typical of a rural community, with a touch of urban style. They are accustomed to interacting with foreigners, although the languages used in daily life are Sundanese (local language) and Indonesian.
Jatiwangi art Factory facilitates:
• 1 gas kiln: 150x150x150 cm in size, with temperature reaching 1200 °C
• 1 traditional kiln (wood kiln): 400x400x600 cm in size, with temperature reaching 800 °C
• 2 hand wheels
• 1 slab roller
• 1 extruder
• Casting equipment
• Stoneware clay: 1200 °C, grey
• Earthenware clay: 900-1150 °C, terracotta
• Glazes and other materials might be provided by request
Note: it is advised to bring/to use your personal shaping tools.
Artist will stay in a comfortable local resident’s house:
• A private room
• A shared bathroom
• Kitchen set
• Laundry service
• Internet connection with a computer set
• A small library
For further info, please contact:
Ms. Indina Asri Andamari
Central Coordinator for Artist-in-Residence Program