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ADE ITAMEDA – PICA PICA PARADE

It’s been awhile since our last update. Busy times, but fun times! One of the things that kept us busy was, Lielo & her friends setting up a new foundation in Rotterdam called Pica Pica and the upcoming mini-art expo that Ade will have as part of the Pica Pica Parade.

PICA PICA

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A new foundation focussed on music & art raised by Lielo and 3 of her close friends, Marcel Kamphuis, Nikki Smits & Rosanne Groeneweg.

 

Pica Pica Foundation brings independent places in Rotterdam together with a Parade in the summer

Magpie (Latin: Pica pica) is one of the most intelligent birds and is known for his passion for collecting striking glittering objects. Pica Pica Foundation aims to collect the most striking and newest places in different districts of Rotterdam during the Pica Pica Parade. It is organized in June, July and August at 26 different places in the city with 26 sing a songwriters / bands & art expo’s, with the center as a focal point.

“Several neighborhoods in attendance are having more and more unique places (coffee shops, barber shops, concept stores, cafés, design shops, streetwear, etc), but still work very independently. We want to contribute to the accessibility and diversity of Rotterdam culture by putting these places on the map,” says the organization as their biggest motivation. Through ‘Pica Pica Parade‘ the best independent spots and locations in Rotterdam are connected by a shared theme music and art.

New Rotterdam musicians are brought together with local artists during the Parade with several instore and terrace concerts. But also think of art exhibitions by local Rotterdam artists, as well as Pica Pica Foundation will show the Netherlands that Rotterdam has very much to offer and is a developing city where emerging initiatives will get a fair chance to bloom. People from outside the city will experience Rotterdam like a local during the Parade.

The map with all the locations & events on it is presented on Saturday, June 4th during the opening ceremony and after that available for free on all the attending locations.

Pica Pica poster

For more recent info about the Pica Pica Parade and all their upcoming events, please follow them on:

http://www.facebook.com/picapica010
http://www.instagram/picapica010

 

ADE ITAMEDA – RAW & MORE

This Sunday 3 July starting at 16:00 @ Raw & More in Rotterdam during a show with some nice music by Door VisserAde will present some of his recent calligraphy works in a mini-art expo, which will be able to see at Raw & More until the end of this month. So drop by for some nice, guilt-free food and to check out Ade’s art works!

Ade

 

Raw & More
Delistraat 24B
3072 ZK Rotterdam
wed till sun 10.00 u -17.00 u

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– Lielo

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BATIK PATTERN MEANINGS – THE PRODIGY NEW MUSIC VIDEO

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In my work you will often find some returning patterns and shapes on the background. Because I always get inspired by the patterns you can find on the traditional clothing & fabrics from Indonesia and also because they match very well with the other ornaments or images I use, I love to use them in my work.

Those patterns on the fabrics are made by a special dyeing technique called Batik. What many people might not know is that those patterns are not just random patterns, but that they have a much deeper meaning behind them. And that some patterns can only be found in specific areas of Indonesia. Many Indonesian batik patterns are symbolic. For example infants that are carried in batik slings decorated with symbols designed to bring the child luck, and certain batik designs are reserved for brides and bridegrooms, as well as their families. Some designs are reserved for royalties, and even banned to be worn by common people. Even a person’s rank can be determined by the pattern of the batik he or she wears.

Some of the traditional batiks show patterns mixed with images from for example butterflies, birds and other animals. In the end of 16th century, the majority of the Islands in the region of Java had adopted Islamic faith. This change strongly influenced Javanese textile designs as Islam forbids the depiction of humans and animals. This prohibition brought about a variety of stylized and modified ornaments as symbols, such as flowers and geometric patterns, known as Ceplok. The Ceplok patterns were the way in which batik makers attempted to get around the prohibition, creating simple elements which represented animals and people in a non-realistic form.

BATIK KAWUNG

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For example this Batik Kawung, that I used as an inspiration for the tattoo I made shown above. Batik Kawung is one of the oldest batik motifs and is worn by the king and the family. Known in Java since the 13th century, and appears on Hindu temple walls such as the Prambanan. The Kawung pattern symbolizes justice and power.

Batik Kawung pattern has a meaning; symbolizing the hope for human beings that they will always remember their origins. This pattern consists of four circle focused on a point means a King that is assisted by his servants. Actually ‘Kawung’ or ‘Kolang kaling’ is also a name of Palm fruit (Areca Palm blossom) that Indonesian people love to eat.

Part of the Ceplok (circle) family of designs, the Kawung can be arranged as intersecting circles in some of its variations, making dynamic repeated patterns.

 

PARANG RUSAK

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Another example is Batik Parang Rusak. Parang means weapon, literally defective big knife (like a sword). It symbolizes power and strength. Batik with a Parang Rusak pattern is originally worn exclusively by knights and people of authority, this particular batik motif must be processed with serenity and patience. If a mistake is made during the process, it is believed that its magical power will disappear. It’s a traditional batik pattern from a special district of Yogyakarta. The curved lines of a Parang motif portray waves, symbolizing the center of nature’s powers and referring to the king and his powers. There are even more variations of Parang Rusak patterns, such as Parang Rusak Barong, Parang Kusuma, Parang Klitik, Parang Klitik Mentik, etc.

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Tattoos all done @ 25 to Life Tattoos in Rotterdam.

 

 

 

NEW MUSIC VIDEO CLIP OF THE PRODIGY – GET YOUR FIGHT ON

How nice it is when one of you’re old customers is texting you telling that you have to check out the new video clip of The Prodigy because the tattoos you made on them are in there. Great! Thanks a lot guys :)

 

– Ade Itameda

 

 

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2XWORKS X BODYFARM RESULTS

And here they are! The results of the photo shoot, 2XWORKS recently had with the Dutch deathmetal band Bodyfarm!
These pictures are copyrighted and may not be published, distributed or altered without written consent of 2XWORKS.

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Bodyfarm Thomas Wouters – Guitars/vocals Quint Meerbeek – Drums Bram Hilhorst – Guitars Harry van Breda – Bass Thomas Wouters – Guitars/vocals Quint Meerbeek – Drums Bram Hilhorst – Guitars Harry van Breda – Bass

 

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BACK IN HOLLAND + CIREBON MASK

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We’re back in Holland! Still a bit jet-lagged but at least we took the sun with us!

Last week Ade started working again and his first customer requested to do a traditional Cirebon dancing-mask. Masks are used during important dancing rituals in Indonesia for over a thousand years. Sometimes the mask dance can be performed by solo dancers, or it can also be performed by several people. Masks are used to create more than the character in a drama. Graceful hand and body movements, and accompaniment by the music of a Gamelan, are hallmarks of Javanese mask dance. The dance is performed on special occasions for local officials, or for other traditional celebrations. The Topeng, is a performance which enacts stories from the times of the old Balinese and Javanese kingdoms and creates a link with the ancestor world. The three types of masks used in these dramas are; humans, animals, and demons.The powerful lines of a mask catch the light with a greater impact than that of a human face alone, and the stability of the mask’s features has an intensity stronger than that of a human expression. The masks are almost always carved from wood, mask makers combine different materials like boar’s teeth, horsehair, jewels, gold leaf, Chinese coins, buffalo hide, rabbit pelts, and mirrors. The glossy effect is created by endless sanding and at least 40 coats of paint.

Underneath here you can see a small video of a traditional Cirebon mask dance:

 

 

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EINDHOVEN TATTOO CONVENTION 2012

We will be joining the Eindhoven Tattoo Convention this year!

The convention will take place on 3 & 4 November 2012 in the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven. Many great tattoo artists will join from all over the world and there will be awesome live music and clothing stalls!

Opening hours on Saturday & Sunday:

12:00 pm until 21:00 pm

For more information about the Tattoo Convention, check here: http://www.unitedconventions.com/conventions/eindhoven/artists

 

Ade Itameda still has some free spots on the convention, so be quick and send an email with your idea, placement and size to thisis369@gmail.com to make a chance to get tattooed by him at the tattoo convention!

 

 

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COLLABORATION ERNST BENJAMIN & LIELO

Ernst Benjamin made an awesome song, inspired by one of my photo’s and a text I wrote.

It turned out so good and I feel so honoured!

If you want to know more about Ernst Benjamin, please check: http://soundcloud.com/doc_ernst

 

Celebrate. Let’s fucking celebrate this life.

Celebrate your friends. Celebrate your family. Celebrate your job. Celebrate your dreams. Celebrate your hopes. Celebrate your fears. Celebrate all your insecurities. Celebrate your fails. Celebrate your talents. Celebrate the fact that you are living, and celebrate that you are going to die. Celebrate all the things that are coming, and all that you lost.

I run inside of circle of people, and I see everyone I love. I walk around the line of people. I see different memories, different situations, different emotions. I see happiness, sadness, fears, grieves, joy, hopes, dreams, talents, fails, in all those faces. I keep walking in circles, and letting all these things pass by. I see a circle of people that I love. That will stay, or maybe go. I keep running, in circles, over and over again. The circle of people starts to blend into one. Faces flashing by. I keep running. All those feelings, faces, starting to emerge. Faster, faster. I begin to smile. My smile gets bigger, and bigger. I start the laugh out loud. Louder, and louder. I start to scream. I’m starting to fly, higher and higher. I scream, that I want to celebrate this beautiful life.

Ernst Benjamin – Celebrate 369 by Doc_Ernst

 

Written by : Lielo
Composed and arranged by : Ernst Benjamin
Re-written by : Ernst Benjamin
Vocals by : Ernst Benjamin

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