A Gallery of Collages
21 June 2015 08:26 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Bandung - Collages composed of magazine and photo papers are seen embellishing outer face of around 30 houses in Hegarmanah administrative village, Cidadap subdistrict, Bandung. The houses are located along the Cikapundung River by Jalan Siliwangi, Bandung, not far from a newly-opened amphitheater.
The collages are part of a visual art project initiated by Galeri S.14, an art gallery located in Cigadung, Bandung. The project is aimed to accommodate and empower urban issues through joint works of artists from different countries and backgrounds.
It all started with Herra and Ucok’s--managers of Galeri S.14-- visit to the amphitheater. Both of them wanted to enliven the place with artworks by involving participation of the surrounding residents. Herra and Ucok then engaged Australian artist and social activist, Deborah Kelly, and Wayang Cyber communities to start making the collages since late May.
Residents made their own collages and turn their villages into gallery for their works. Pictures of the collages reflect dreams, hopes, and stories of the makers.
“There are 64 works in total, made by women and children,” said Herra.
Euis Supriyanti, a 46-year-old resident, made a collage entitled “Menikmati di Taman Bunga’’ (Enjoying the Garden of Flowers). The collage, made out of cuts of her portrait photo, depicts herself in the middle of a garden.
“I made it in two days at home, I want to make another one later,” said Euis to Tempo when met at her house.
Collages made by the children depict different story, some look innocent and funny at once.