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Literary Arts Collection in Indonesian

Sim­i­lar to many oth­ers, Alden DiCamillo’s (Indone­sian 2019) project changed from its orig­i­nal pro­pos­al for an in-per­son poet­ry read­ing to an online col­lec­tion due to the pan­dem­ic. Alden focused on imag­in­ing life in the future and curat­ed a col­lec­tion of sto­ries, poet­ry and oth­er art­work, trans­lat­ed into Indone­sian and Eng­lish, sub­mit­ted by con­trib­u­tors from Indone­sia and the U.S. Fol­low­ing sub­mis­sion by fur­ther artists, Alden plans to pub­lish and print the collection. 

What I found through this project is that imag­i­na­tion pro­duces beau­ti­ful, flu­id real­i­ties that reveal tan­gi­ble solu­tions and paths for­ward to cur­rent, more strin­gent real­i­ties and nar­ra­tives. I want­ed this to be about present man­i­fes­ta­tions of what we hoped the future could be. This kind of think­ing sparks com­mu­ni­ty; it keeps us safe.”

Alden DiCamillo
Indonesian 2019

Posted Date

April 12, 2021