The Banda Journal Goes Back Home

After three years in the making (since 2014) my collaborative documentary project with Fatris MF, The Banda Journal, is finally done. During the course of the project, some of the photographs has been published and exhibited in several places. But we're yet to exhibit the finished project. So it's a really nice coincidence that since early this October a month-long festival called Pesta Rakyat Banda 2017 is currently being held in Banda Islands. Without too much thinking, we decided to bring back the project into its birthplace. Since there's no real gallery or whatsoever on the islands, we pasted the images on various walls around the town of Banda Naira. All in all, we're amazed by the feedbacks from the islanders.

Below are some documentation of the exhibition.

 The Banda Journal Exhibtion online poster

The Banda Journal Exhibtion online poster

 Banda Eli special section in P. Schelling house.

Banda Eli special section in P. Schelling house.

 Pasting the photographs.

Pasting the photographs.

 
 Pasted images.

Pasted images.

 Me and Lukman pose for photo after pasting an image in PT. Pala Banda.

Me and Lukman pose for photo after pasting an image in PT. Pala Banda.

 Pasting the image where it was taken in the first place.

Pasting the image where it was taken in the first place.

 A short interview by Rahung Nasution. 

A short interview by Rahung Nasution. 

 One image at the market.

One image at the market.

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The exhibition will still be up until the end of the festival (11 November). But honestly, the images will still be there until the rain washed them away. And then....our next job will be publishing the book. 

Special thanks to Pesta Rakyat Banda, I Was Here network, Lukman Ang, Adis, Arul, Anca, and everyone who lend helps during the installation of the photographs.

P.S: If anyone is interested to do this kind of exhibition (wheatpaste), please do not hesitate asking. I'd be happy to share my recipe. Otherwise, I'd probably write about my method in a separate post.