Out of Sight, Out of mind
Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ explores the continuous struggle of those who have been affected by the 2017 eruption of Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia. Living in complete isolation created a difficult situation for the Hamlets. An exclusion zone was issued forcing the residents to evacuate; leaving behind or selling their livestock and belongings.
In March 2018, the danger zone was lifted; allowing the refugees to return home. After a five-month absence, the communities have returned to a new daily routine of weaving to provide for their families. It is expected to take five years to return to normality.
The four Hamlets; Cegi, Pengalusan, Belong and Bonyoh situated in the village of Desa Ban, Karangasem between 4-6 kilometres away from the crater of Mount Agung. The eruption began in September 2017, the Indonesian Government issued a 12-kilometre exclusion zone.