Collaborative Print Folio Fiona MacDonald, Maria Madeira, Narelle Jubelin, Victor De Sousa
Elastic / Borracha / Elástico (2012 Timor-Leste Mobile Residency Archive).
Offset Lithographic Set printed by the artists with Big Fag Press, Sydney in 2014.
Installed double hung two rows of five -1240cm h x 230cm h each print 62.5 x 46.5 cm, unframed.
Document of informal meetings with weavers, builders and school children.
Elastic / Borracha / Elástico at The Cross Art Projects – http://crossart.com.au/exhibition-archive/97-2014-exhibitions-projects/261-elastics-borracha-elastico-dili-darwin-sydney-dili-lisboa
Contemporary Art & Timor Leste – http://crossart.com.au/other-projects/contemporary-art-timor-leste
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Elastic / Borracha / Elástico witnesses Timor Leste’s reconstruction through the eyes of four artists who travelled to eleven of the thirteen districts in a mobile residency in late 2012. The artists record everyday life and the inspirational work of women weavers and traditional builders whose resilient cultural upkeep subversively aided the forty-year liberation struggle. Their innovative work gives spirit and form to the challenges of rebuilding in a new democracy and one of the world’s poorest countries.
The title is taken from the universal collaborative children’s jumping game of Elastic / Borracha / Elástico and refers in English, Tetum and Portuguese to the ground-up rebuilding from scorched earth. It also refers to the zigzagging historical records, contesting geo-political points of view and the different generational experiences of the brutal four decades following Portugal’s de-colonisation of Timor Leste. Many truths have been told; many will remain untold.
03: Alberto De Cruz, Albertina Da Cruz, Terezinha Da Cruz, Domingas Soares
Sub District: Marobo
Celina Pinto (Por Timor) Carmelite Convent
Sub District: Bobonar
05: Emilea Orzinda Amaral, Francisco Neto Amaral, Ferninia Da Conceição, Cecilia Barros, Ana Flora
Village: Suai Loro
07: Paulina Amaral, Maria Ximenes; Eugenia Lopes dancing with Rozantino Cristiano Amaral
Sub District: Venilale