I've been lucky enough to work in East Timor on a handful of jobs over the last few years, but the stand out has been working with the inspired crew from the free school Arte Moris. I returned there late in 2013 to record a greatly expanded project covering dance, music, performance and visual art with workshops leading to a large scale exhibition at the Arte Moris facility. The project (the brainchild of the brilliant Chris Parkinson) also continued the commitment to cross cultural exchange with Australia - this time we were joined by a Melbourne street artist, a break dance instructor, and a musician with a passion for sampling local sounds and beats. The project now takes the name Animatism (a cross between Animism and Animate) and there will be more to come including - we hope - a 30 minute documentary to be aired on network TV.
Massive thanks to Chris Parkinson for introducing me to the project and his incredible work along with the Timorese on the ground such as Etson, Alfie, Iliwatu, and Lewis who helped me film it all on the ground.
See the first campaign page at: www.animatismart.com