GONG LAUT focuses on arts and environment where we envision to be a wakeup call for the communities in bringing arts into more alive while preserving the nature. An international art forum enables people to meet and discuss altogether with global artists delivering ARTVISM (Art and Activism).
Artivism has been known since 1997 when anti-globalization protests emerged. The perpetrators were called artivists. In Indonesia there only a few who have been aware with the terminology. Deriving from two words Art and Activisim, Artivism is an activity carried out by Artists to respond various problems in the society that occur in the world in an array of sectors including politics, social, culture, and economy. Gong Laut specifically spreads the arts within environmental issues, to express voices in preserving the environment.
“Seasoning The Ocean”
– Menggarami Lautan –
Seasoning the Ocean is an Indonesian proverb which means to do something useless. On the other hand, Gong Laut inteprets this meaning into something significant where we still need to still put some effort to preserve our ocean even it is by doing small thing.
Various activities will be conducted presented keynote speakers from the artist lineup. A myriad topics ranging from arts, environment to literature are set to complete the initiative.