TIROLESIA II – Projekt description
In order to continue the activities implemented throughout TIROLESIA I, the project’s second part focuses on Tyrol. By involving the region’s inhabitants in a similar process of perception and reflection, a mutual cultural exchange is continued.
Throughout a journey of several weeks across Tyrol, on which Helena accompanied the Indonesian graphic artist, musician and street artist Digie Sigit, the process described in Tirolesia I was repeated:
Sigit confronted people they met on the way with photos of his home country and invited them to use the pictures as an impulse to recall personal experiences and stories. He was also be involved in the production of a film based on the video-recorded interviews (in cooperation with Stefan Lukacs and Georg Eggenfelder from nonplus film as well as herself) and participated in the exhibition with his own stencil artwork. Through his involvement, the preconditions for the project were very similar to those Helena has experienced in Indonesia. The artist is as much involved in the reflection process as the people with whom he interacts.
The entire project TIROLESIA I and II has been presented in Indonesia (Yogyakarta and Jakarta) in February 2015 and will be shown in Austria (Innsbruck and Vienna) end of the year 2015.