Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ASIIK City Festival Programme!!!!!!!!!!!

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Friday 28th October: House show - featuring bands Concrete Life, Shark Bait (SYD) Deep Heat and Shit Weather. 6pm @ Tuna Mansion Cancelled, Sorry. See you on Sunday!

Sunday 30th October: Antiverse Art Markets & Woodcut Workshop by Bayu Widodo. 11am - 4pm @ Antiverse.
Bayu Widodo, from the world renowned art collective Taring Padi, will conduct a woodcut workshop. Woodcutting is the process of cutting into wood to create an image, applying ink, and then printing onto basically whatever you want. In this workshop you will learn about techniques and DIY and collaborative possibilities for woodcutting.
Materials will be provided, but if you want to print on a shirt, we ask that you bring a brightly coloured one.

Tuesday 1st November: Tall Bike Workshop 1pm - 6pm @ Loophole Community Centre
Kampret will share his experience and knowledge on making and riding tall bikes. This is an interactive workshop where people will build their own tall bikes. Tall bikes are traditionally a multi-level circus–like bike.
If you have any old bike parts, particularly frames, bring em on down! Otherwise most materials will be provided anyways.

Thursday 3rd November: Blender event & LoveHateLove Closing Studio @ Blender Studios 7pm
LoveHateLove (Tumblr / Flickr) currently has a studio residency at the Blender Studios 110 Franklin St, Melbourne.
Blender Studios is an art complex with 14 studios occupied by mixed medium artists, a gallery in front, and a laneway of awesome street art beside it.
LoveHateLove will showcase what he’s been working on for the last month, you’ll have the opportunity to buy it, and also check out all the amazing work of other artists in Blender too.

Sunday 6th November: Puppet Workshop - Contemporary Wayang by LoveHateLove UPDATED LOCATION: 2 - 4PM @ Antiverse Studios
LoveHateLove will share skills and experience on how to make and perform contemporary Wayang puppets. The puppets will be made from recycled materials provided and performed at an event at Tuna Mansion on Sunday November the 13th (see below). The theme of the workshop is around creating hybrid transportation character puppets which will be performed to Indonesian gamelan Hip Hop music.
Wayang is traditionally performed in shadow to the gamelan in Java.

Wednesday 9th November: DIY Screenprinting Workshop @ Antiverse 2pm >>NEW TIME<< >>RSVP essential: contact Snotrag on 0424-663-647<<
Biddy, Emily HassleHoof and Snotty will help teach you how to assemble, expose
and print screens out of found or cheap materials in such a way that you can continue to make them after the workshop in your own home. Bring a strong wooden frame (my favourite is old canvas stretchers) if possible to match the size of your image. Also bring your image printed onto transperancy (two copies is best)

Saturday 12th November: Tattoo Machine Maintenance Workshop with El Kampretto 7pm @ Antiverse
Kampret will share his experience in making handmade tattoo machines and also techniques on how to tune your own. No equipment required for this workshop.

Sunday 13th November:
Ride Bersama - mass bike parade - departing 5pm @ Antiverse; riding to
Puppet Show - featuring Macet by LoveHateLove & Legs by Biscuit +plus Lady Gado. 6pm @ Tuna Mansion.

We’ll group ride together, meeting at 5pm at Antiverse first, and then riding to Tuna Mansion.
When we get to Tuna Mansion Biscuit will perform her puppet show Legs, Rolly LoveHateLove and friends will perform their puppet show Macet, and Lady Gado will perform. Its gonna be so grouse sekali. And there’s going to be a BBQ.
Macet is a contemporary Indonesian wayang puppet performance to Indonesian gamelan Hip Hop music. It will be a mixture of unique design characters mixed with transport vehicles to improvised dialogue. Legs is Biscuit’s version of the original little mermaid, but reversed. Where the fanny want to stay in the sea… Lady Gado is an Indoesian inspired noise mash-up. Sometimes sounding like dangdut, sometimes sounding like Enya…

Sunday 20th November: EMPTY SHOW+ART MARKET+MURALS+PUPPET SHOW+FUN. 11am - 6pm @ location to be announced (Inner Sydney)
As part of the Inter-Location Project (ILP) come hang out with artists from Indonesia and get involved with a day of art sharing. There will be mural collaborations, a DIY artmarket, and puppet performance.

Friday 25th November: Mays Lane Mural Launch @ Mays Lane (Sydney)

Venue locations:

Tuna Mansion: 117 Gilbert Road, Preston. (Stop 38 on № 112 Tram)

Antiverse studios: Behind 209 Albert Street, Brunswick/Enter via lane off Sydney Road. (№ 19 Tram)

Loophole Community Centre: 670-672 High St, Thornbury (№ 86 Tram)

Blender Studios: 110 Franklin St Melbourne

May's Lane, St Peters, Sydney.

AYO MIX FUN - Survive Garage & Friends exhibition at Disco Beans

SURVIVE! Garage was created in 2009 in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. It's a community arts space which works together to nurture the various trends of art phenomena in general in Jogjakarta. SURVIVE! uses an art shop concept that helps accelerate the process of formation of independent social groups through the appreciation of art work and education programs. Recently SURVIVE!Garage has begun to make links with international community arts practitioners. As such the idea for the Inter Location Project was first initiated here. The ASIIK City Festival is a response to this inital event at SURVIVE!.

'AYO MIX FUN - SURVIVE! Garage and friends' is the first event for ASIIK City.
Featuring artworks, zines, patches and t-shirts from Indonesian and Australian artists, the exhibition is raising funds directly for artists in Indonesia and to provide ongoing support for Survive! Garage.

Opening 13th October at Disco Beans gallery and cafe, the exhibition will run until the 28th of this month.

So much great artwork to see and buy, check it out!

ILP Mural colab at Junkies warehouse - Cocoa Jackson Ln

ILP artists Tuff Guts, Snotrag, LoveHateLove, Tom Civil, and Bayu Widodo +++plus others have been collaborating for the last week on an awesome mural along the back of Junkies warehouse on Cocoa Jackson Ln in East Brunsiwck.

These are the first of many more mural collaborations to come as part of the ASIIK City festival - 2 months of collaborations between artists from Yogyakarta Indonesia and Australia. This is a totally unique opportunity, so if you'd like to get involved or collaborate, just get in touch!

Check it out below>>>>

plus, check out this sweet collaboration between George + El Kampretto + Biscuit + Snotrag + LoveHateLove @ Fortuna Mansion in Preston>>>

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mapping Yogya from below : 4 interview with street artists

With ILP's Asiik City cross-cultural collaborations now in full swing, we thought we would share this project ILP artists and friends Julia Dehm and Teishan Ahearne (both hailing from Melbourne) did while visiting Yogyakarta earlier this year.

Interested in collaboratively ‘mapping’ alternate futures based on community control, Julia and Teishan wanted to investigate how street artists in Yogya created, navigate and understood their city through street art.

They explained the idea behind the project in a call-out to street artists, posted at Survive! Garage in Yogyakarta:
"Subcultural expression such as street art and community spaces are the unrecognised heart beat of cities like Yogya. Official or institutional maps of Yogya present a ‘top-down’ picture of the city, which ignores the lives of people living here, their passions, their artistic expressions, their interactions and the ways communities are formed. We are interested in ‘mapping’ Yogya from the ‘bottom-up’ or grassroots - mapping the artistic expressions and community interactions which give life to the city."

The project culminated in a zine 'Mapping Yogya From Below: 4 Interviews with Street Artists' and a photographic exhibition at Survive! Garage.

Of course, any attempt to definitively 'map' street art is doomed to fail, as Julia and Teishan noted
"These then are maps not seen from the godly view of a satellite, but from below – within and between our memories and social relations. The kind of maps that can only be made together and which will never be finished."

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ASIIK City Artist Profile: El Kampretto

The Inter Location Project presents our second series of cross-cultural collaborations, spanning October - November 2011, this time in Melbourne, Australia.

The festival is called ASIIK CIty and aims to bridge urban and community art practices between Australia and Indonesia.

ASIIK City Artist Profile: El Kampretto from ILP on Vimeo.

(video by Tuff Guts)

Datang baru ~ hot off the press!