Selected Artwork/Performances in JAF 2008
Carrie Morris (USA)
Carrie’s idea and artwork explore the story telling through wayang shadow puppetry. She have organize a shadow puppet workshop at the host home ( Ibu Yuyum) with the villagers around and also invited the villagers to participate in the shadow puppet performance during the festival. Most of the participants of the workshop are young teenagers and children. The idea of the workshop of was to share knowledge about traditional and contemporary Indonesian shadow-puppetry and to enable others to utilize puppetry as a method of creative expression, communication and community building.  The artist and the participants have collaborate and come up with a story about JAF08 artists and the festival.
Angga Wedhaswhara (INDONESIA)
In Angga’s work, the artist has raised issues in relation to the soil used for roof tile production in Surawangi. Since roof tiles production in Jatiwangi was one of its main productions, these roof tiles are manufactured using traditional methods. Ironically, majority villagers are farmers and soils is an crucial aspect in the lives of the community, both for rice planting and the manufacture of roof tiles. Because of these the artists thinks that it is important to have a further discussion about the balancing needs of farming and tile production, dealing with dilemma of using the soil for roof tile productions and providing education. Angga have presented two type of performance in JAF 08, in his first performance he had performed as atour guide walking the audience through the rice fields from which clay also supplies for roof tiles productions. While giving the audience a tour, he had also, set up a video documentation that was been used for his second performance. In the video interview, he had an interview session with Ginggi and also Pak dawud- a pensioner and war veteran who looks after the rice fields. The artist has performed as host in his second part of his performance, inviting Ginggi as the guest-star.