Jatiwangi art Factory (JaF) is an artistic collective of over fifty multimedia artists, musicians, designers and curators who work out of a former clay tile factory in Jatisura, Indonesia. JaF’s discourses and artistic practice emphasise local rural life in relation to land and the terracotta industry in Jatiwangi District. Clay is central to all their artistic and cultural activities in the spirit of community empowerment. Since 2005, JaF’s projects have ranged in scale from small to large collaborations together with local villagers, collaborators abroad and visiting artists-in-residence who come to work with JaF in Jatiwangi as well as on reciprocal projects, where the collective travels internationally. JaF’s art praxes range from visual art to video, exhibition curation, radio broadcasting, educational programming and music featuring terracotta ensemble, Lair, all of which are grounded in material practices formed from clay.The artistic practice of Lair’s composers, Tedi Nurmanto, Andzar Agung Fauzan, Muhammad Pipin Kaspin, Kiki Permana, Ika Yuliana, and Tamyiz Ramadhan begins with the creation of their own clay musical instruments from which each sound is formed.JaF has exhibited internationally, including Sonsbeek 2016, Dhaka Art Summit 2020 and the upcoming iteration of Documenta 15. In partnership with the Toronto Biennial of Art, Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts host Lair in a creation-based micro-residency in Kingston where the ensemble will record new work in the Jennifer Velva Bernstein Performance Hall at the Isabel from 7–8 March 2022.
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