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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

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Hiding From the Unseen Predators
by Pudji Utomo
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Title:
Hiding From the Unseen Predators

Author:
Pudji Utomo

Description:
Like an invisible predator, the COVID-19 virus quietly infects and kills anyone regardless of their race, religion, gender, or nation. Many have become victims and many more are vulnerable to become its prey. Due to the COVID-19 terror, people around the world are frightened, panicked, and even become paranoid. Staying at home becomes a pre-eminent measure to hide and save ourselves from the unseen predators. Many questions have arisen about the origin of the predators: Is it born naturally or is it the result of myriad mutations of predators that have existed before? Are there intentionally created and accidentally broken off? Or ...? Only God Knows. Whatever it came from, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted to any aspect of human life and devasted the comfort zone of modern humans. Inspired by the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, this artwork articulates the chaotic situations through imaginary antelope figures that frantically jostling and huddling to find safe shelter from the unseen predators. Moreover, I utilize and re-use the cigarette's aluminum foil packaging left-over (locally known as "grenjeng") as the primary materials for the antelope figure. Should be noted, Antelope is the endangered mammals which have similar nature with the human: they live in community and interacts socially. Moreover, antelope is widely spread across the globe that in turn makes the animal as the global representation. Thus, I want to document its existence visually in my artwork as well as to become a medium in responding to the global problem of trash. Meanwhile, as the recycle art, I try to recycle “grenjeng”. Should be noted, the cigarette's aluminium foil packaging left-over is one of the un-degradable trash which cannot easily decompose in soil or be burnt. Through this artwork, I propose that the artist also have a responsibility for the environmental issue around them. They could contribute more by doing little things such as re-use and re-cycle the trash around them into meaningful fine artworks: love our country, love our environment, and love our nature.
Description:
Like an invisible predator, the COVID-19 virus quietly infects and kills anyone regardless of their race, religion, gender, or nation. Many have become victims and many more are vulnerable to become its prey. Due to the COVID-19 terror, people around the world are frightened, panicked, and even become paranoid. Staying at home becomes a pre-eminent measure to hide and save ourselves from the unseen predators. Many questions have arisen about the origin of the predators: Is it born naturally or is it the result of myriad mutations of predators that have existed before? Are there intentionally created and accidentally broken off? Or ...? Only God Knows. Whatever it came from, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted to any aspect of human life and devasted the comfort zone of modern humans. Inspired by the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, this artwork articulates the chaotic situations through imaginary antelope figures that frantically jostling and huddling to find safe shelter from the unseen predators. Moreover, I utilize and re-use the cigarette's aluminum foil packaging left-over (locally known as "grenjeng") as the primary materials for the antelope figure. Should be noted, Antelope is the endangered mammals which have similar nature with the human: they live in community and interacts socially. Moreover, antelope is widely spread across the globe that in turn makes the animal as the global representation. Thus, I want to document its existence visually in my artwork as well as to become a medium in responding to the global problem of trash. Meanwhile, as the recycle art, I try to recycle “grenjeng”. Should be noted, the cigarette's aluminium foil packaging left-over is one of the un-degradable trash which cannot easily decompose in soil or be burnt. Through this artwork, I propose that the artist also have a responsibility for the environmental issue around them. They could contribute more by doing little things such as re-use and re-cycle the trash around them into meaningful fine artworks: love our country, love our environment, and love our nature.

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