A wonderful first project for JARA Collective! The verse Arthur writes is sensitive, attuned to poetry as a kind of fumbling and very human pedagogy and epistemology: a way to learn and a way to know, as if those two things are actually one. Cataloguing a favorite filmmaker, tracking the details of a museum visit, a language lesson, and even taking in the language of self-help, the work reads like post-homage homage in its sincerity without pathos. True to its title, concern of future . . . wants to say “hello” and to do so honorably and possibly in your language, dear reader.
About the Author
Arthur de Oliveira is a filmmaker, poet, and theater practitioner from Limeira, São Paulo, Brazil. Over the past sixteen years Arthur has been traveling between the United Arab Emirates, where he is based, and Brazil. Arthur’s travel and varied cultural exposure has sparked his interest in multidisciplinary art forms that create hybrid art pieces much like the multicultural environment he was raised in. His work is often focused on investigations of the consequences of globalisation on the individual level. Arthur recently worked with the NYUAD Art Gallery as a curatorial assistant and is currently participating in the Jameel Art Center’s Youth Assembly Take Over. Arthur’s poems and prose have been published in Postscript and Airport Road Magazines, and his latest short film When Grown Wild and Far was officially selected for the “Festival de Cinema no Meio do Mundo” and “Lisbon Film Rendezvous” film festivals.
About the Publisher
Based in the UAE, JARA Collective will make four projects of writing a year, sometimes more and sometimes less. The essay, a poem, an essay that is a poem, a story, a story in verse, a list, a statement, a proposal.