Splash and burn! As the name suggests is a movement and that too a bold one!
For ages social problems around unregulated farming practices in the palm oil industry have prevailed. Resulting in a constant rise in deforestation, animal displacement as well as endangerment of species, especially the Orangutans. Orangutan genocide has become a big problem in the region as well.
Art acts as the catalyst to resolve these long prevalent problems of transboundary pollution, deforestation and human as well as animal displacement through Grand murals and vibrant graffiti throughout the cities and vast natural landscapes of Sumatra.
The project is initiated by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, who throughout the last two years has been actively researching the issue, visiting and scouting locations and connecting with experts and specialists in the field. The campaign is working in collaboration with international NGOs including London Based SOS and OIC of the Indonesia Itself.
Other Artists involved include Isaac Cordal, Gabriel Pitcher, Mark Jenkins, Pixel Pancho Axel Void and Bibichun.
International artists have been arriving secretively since February to be a part of the movement and have created appalling sculpture and mural works with utmost finesse.
The limited edition of splash and burn print initiated the funding of the project, which gradually attained full independence through the funds raised by it. International artists have been arriving secretively since February to be a part of the movement and have created appalling sculpture and mural works highlighting this issue with utmost finesse.
The problem of palm oil has been doing the rounds for a very long time and has grabbed media attention frequently in the recent past. The global consumption has increased much above the mark. And the need to conserve the environment has been succumbed by the increased needs globally every year!
Ernest's Idea is to spread awareness and make it clear to the world, about the harms of the perilous situation, this onslaught on the forest for palm oil and greed, through street and visual art. This way we will curb corruption as well as wake up the world to consciously make attempts for a positive change.
Ernest's Idea is to spread awareness and make it clear to the world, about this onslaught on forest for palm oil and corporate greed, through street and visual art.
Various art projects under splash and burn offer a creative platform for NGOs and organisations working on the same cause as well. Curator Ernest Zacharevic and Coordinator Charlotte Pyatt would be delighted to hear from anyone across the globe who wants to support the initiative.
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