After a handful of years working with a project called Animatism, we were invited in 2014 to contribute to East Timor's first ever public art festival named Arte Publiku. The festival was a combination of music, art, dance and performance with a goal of encouraging nation building and creative exchange through a week of workshops and live performances. I participated by filming the event, and creating a projection piece from recordings of East Timorese poetry. After returning I combined one of the poems with the footage of the event to create the video beneath titled "Ita Nudar Ema," which translates to "We as people."
Massive thanks to Chris Parkinson for introducing me to the project and his incredible work along side East Timorese artists Tony Amaral, Alfe Perreira, Etson Caminha, Osme Gonsalves. And a massive hats off to the amazing Lizzie Adams and Alex Ben Mayor whose tireless work made this project possible.