Letterature is an initiative project by Letterplatters as a form of appreciation toward literature. As the context of literature
has emerged into many mediums, Letterplatters takes this chance to collaborate with few independent
artists to embrace the creative process of channeling 'feelings'.
After the launch of "Bedah Rasa" on 2015, Letterature is cooking up "Bisik Kata" as its second chapter.
This time, the experiment continues with words that transforms into lyrics, and how it bounces reactions with the magic
of music as the context for our lettering and alphabet's composition. Referring back to the core spirit of Letterature,
we believe emotions are real and exist at any way possible.
We invited 3 rising musicians and 3 young talented writers to collaborate making 3 songs which will be
responded by typography & papercut artworks. The whole process was quite a challenge for we have to deal
with each other's perspectives and melt them together. Read the poem, listen to the song and
see how the letter hold up the essence of collaboration.
"Tiga penulis dan tiga musisi berkumpul untuk merayakan kata dan menerjemahkannya menjadi baris puisi dan alunan nada.
Kesemuanya dilakukan dengan maksud memberi makna pada tulisan tangan dan potongan-potongan huruf yang ada.
Bagi individu-individu yang terbiasa berjalan sendiri dalam proses kreatifnya, berkomunikasi bukan perihal mudah.
Waktu adalah tantangan terberat, sekaligus pemecahan paling mujarab. Ada yang enteng melebur tanpa basa-basi.
Ada pula yang membutuhkan proses lebih lama untuk berfusi.
Tidak ada metode yang salah. Selama ada kemauan untuk membuka hati. Agar tidak sekedar mengetahui,
tetapi saling mengenali. Agar tidak sekedar mendengarkan, tetapi saling memahami.
Perlahan, rangkaian kata tertulis. Lambat laun, lantunan melodi terdengar.
Selepasnya, komposisi huruf pun tergariskan.
Dari kata menjadi kalimat dan irama. Menjelmakan huruf-huruf yang ditata.
Semoga yang kami buat menjadi sarana penyubur niat saling bicara."
Dalam “Kejar Balada”, Junior Soemantri dan Taqarrabie bercerita tentang kesedihan mayat-mayat hidup di Jakarta yang tak lagi punya waktu untuk membuat hatinya tersenyum bahagia.
In “Kejar Balada”, Junior Soemantri and Taqarrabie told the sad story of the living deads in Jakarta who no longer have the time to make
their hearts smile.
Melalui “Gymnopédie”, Duta Pamungkas dan Alisha Aprilia menggubah tiga babak luka berlanjut pencarian di dalam kehidupan yang harus berakhir dijemput batas waktu.
Through “Gymnopédie”, Duta Pamungkas and Alisha Aprilia formed a three chapters of pain, followed by the searchings in life that are
forcibly ended by time.
Gabriel Mayo dan Utari Intan mengkomposisikan “Manu” untuk mempertanyakan esensi manusia yang hakikatnya menjadi makhluk berguna, tetapi seringnya tersesat dalam kegamangan yang nyata.
Gabriel Mayo and Utari Intan composed “Manu”
to question the essence of being human, who supposedly becomes worthwhile, but most frequently gets lost in bewilderment.
Chapter Two: Bisik Kata
Mayo was previously known as the drummer of Surabaya's local band named VOX, before finally decided to heading off with his solo singer-songwriter project. He's been writing lyrics for since the early days, and managed to get them released through "Hari Ini" EP this year.
In between his coffee-shop tour, Mayo spared some time to collaborate for Bisik Kata.
Utari was initially a big part of the first chapter of Letterature as she launched her baby Romansa Senja to be part of the pilot. As she enjoys to write poetry and always have a thrive to sing her beautiful voice out, she collaborates again with her lyrical poetry.
Nuy has huge interest on film studies, culture and arts. She has been channeling her creative energy and feeling into writings in between her busy days. Nuy is finally going to launch her first poetry book with Letterature.
Pam starts her adventure in papercutting back in 2011 after her encounter on Patricia Zapata and Naomi Shiek's work. Working daily as an architect, she uses papercutting as hobby to explore some cuttings on geometrical shapes, typography and portraiture.
Junior has been under the spotlight with his very first album titled "Melaju" that just released at the end of 2015. His unique voices carry truly honest and witty lyrics, while he also compose his music carefully to touch the heart. During his promo spree, Junior splits his time to work on music collaboration for Bisik Kata.
A writer by day, a storyteller at night. Bie has been involved a lot on commercial writing both for print and screen. She enjoys doing scriptwriting and making her own film on her leisure time. Bie is currently in the zone of writing her first novel.
Nadya is a graphic designer and illustrator
who resides in Bali. Together with Nuy, she collaborates with Nuy to interpret every one-liner of "Racau" poems. Her signature painting and drawing often found in canvas and mural.
Having a huge interest on politic and economy, Antonia embraces most of her writing through different perspective. In this chapter of Letterature, she releases her poems and essays on "Terungku". Antonia is currently working as
a journalist in MNC World News.
This humble and talented singer-songwriter was formally known as the member of MarcoMarche. Duta rolls his day as a full time musician and currently recording his solo project titled "Escathological Friend". His productivity in music leads him to initiate songwriting club and organize some activities to support the growth of our local singer-songwriters.
Alisha is a young and talented poet. Her psychology background and musical talent as violinist seem completing the inner artist inside her. She contributes her writings and reading it out loud at Logika Rasa, beside drafting along her ramblings at her personal blog.
Representing Letterplatters, Ebee collaborates with Pam Muljono to explore essence from every lyrics by using paper-cutting approach. This time, she works with handwriting and composed typefaces to bring out the message.
In this chapter, Didit complements "Terungku" with his drawings. Currently working as a corporate designer, Didit balances his creative process by doing initiative and freelance illustration. Oh, he's always a man with black marker and sketchbook on hand, too.
Estu Pradana from EStudio and Vega Antares for their supports on recording and mixing the song for #BisikKata.
Anes, Mas Ary Budhi, Mba Ajeng and Kang Epan from KopiDimana? for providing space and stage for the showcase.
Adeste Adipriyanti for being a great moderator for #BisikKata.
Anka from Hitamera for videos and recorded materials.
Aditya Kharisna and Gibran Risnutama for #BisikKata photography materials.
Bits & Bobs for its participation as #SahabatLetterplatters.
Deathrockstar and #BeraniKreatif as media partners.
This initiative compels the journey of how emotions are written, transformed, portrayed, printed, and last but not least appreciated
to a certain degree. Hopefully this process would be beneficial for the artists to keep nurturing talent and passion. In a hopeful manner,
Letterature can be a multitude of ways for Letterplaters to show everyone how real our layers of appreciation are towards the essence
of letters and not to take them for granted. It’d be as real as our understanding of the emotion that lies behind each letter while
we applaud the experience as a form of art. Letterplatters is eager to collaborate with many individuals, either from across
the street or other parts of the globe, to produce such creative outputs that abound in colour.
Paviliun 18, Jl. Bangka XI Mampang Prapatan, Jakarta Selatan
Letterplatters would like to thank KopiDimana? as official venue sponsor for both Letterature's event and exhibition. May the common value that we share contributes to
creative growth around us.
For more information about this initiative project or any possible inquiry needed, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letterature is an initiative project by Letterplatters as a form of appreciation toward literature. As the context of literature has
emerged into many mediums, Letterplatters takes this chance to collaborate with few independent artists who
are more than honest people willing to express themselves within words to channel their ‘feelings’.
Some of us write our best pieces under the blue moon, or compose ours into songs and sing them profoundly. Some of us jot
down thoughts when we’re drunk, capture ours behind the lens, or discover emotions through the shape of letters
that carry unspoken words. For some of us, emotions are real, born and exist at any way possible.
This initiative compels the journey of how emotions are written, transformed, portrayed, printed, and last but not least appreciated
to a certain degree. Hopefully this process would be beneficial for the artists to keep nurturing talent and passion. Let us celebrate
these concrete feelings through writings, music, film and readings in a day at the chapter one of Letterature: "Bedah Rasa".
In a hopeful manner, Letterature can be a multitude of ways for Letterplaters to show everyone how real our layers of appreciation are
towards the essence of letters and not to take them for granted. It’d be as real as our understanding of the emotion that lies behind
each letter while we applaud the experience as a form of art. Letterplatters is eager to collaborate with many individuals,
either from across the street or other parts of the globe, to produce such creative outputs that abound in color.
Artwork Showcase: Road To Letterature
Chapter One: Bedah Rasa
Collaborators & Performers
Resatio Adi Putra
Resatio cuts encyclopedias and put them back together. He is an artist and illustrator focused with collage technique. His process include mark making, collage and photography combined with manual and digital processes. Resatio works with found and created elements, figurative, abstract and typographic, bringing us dreamy and nostalgic feel.
Resatio collaborates with Romansa Senja for Letterature to produce visual poetry where he explores 'romance' through monochrome spectrum and his collage touch.
www. resatio.com | @resatio
Representing Letterplatters, Ebee collaborates with yajugaya, The Beermat Dialogue, and Bilhuda Haryanto to explore essence from their writings by using typography approach. She initially works with handwriting and composed fonts to bring out the written message.
Mayo is known as drummer from our own local band called Vox who does pretty good solo stuff on his own. His music characteristic is identical with strong lyrics and often sung in his beautiful voice. Mayo takes his turn to share his songs with us at Letterature, so be sure
not to miss his act.
Romansa Senja departs as personal project of Utari Abidin, before she transforms it into collective poetry writing that conducts the thought of 'romance' from many different perspectives. As a former journalist who is now working as a suit instead, she keeps Romansa Senja to alternate her love in writing and arts, together with her fellow writers and hoping to expand it into various platform.
Romansa Senja launches its publication with Letterature and collaborate with Resatio to visualise their written pieces.
A friendly writer, a family guy, a dreamer and he's surely not the only one. Bilhuda launches his first novel "Day & Night" in limited printed copy for the first time with Letterature, where artwork and manifesto for his book is made in collaboration with Letterplatters.
Dias Betong, Aryo Dakoy, Harsya
Previously known as the guy who met Hillary Clinton, Mika loves cute girl with glasses and storytelling. An award-winning director, Mika serves as the Head of Creative with his partner, Abazh, at Vakansi Visual. He screens "It Could Have Been A Perfect World", a poetic shorties for us to see at Letterature.
www.vakansivisual.com | @randompanda
yajugaya might be famous for their jargon: "Pikirkan kata. Katakan pikir. Karena kata tak bisa dipegang, maka kami kaoskan."
As one of local brand with a unique literature approach in their apparels, yajugaya has made a lot of tricky and catchy phrases that relate with local insight, with a bold touch of
Wondering who are the men behind these lines? Randy and Aga will share their creative process and inspiration on crafting words for their
comfy tees at Letterature.
The Beermat Dialogue
Letterature invited 3 (three) young women from different background to write down their 'drunken' thoughts. They are asked to jot down lines reflected as dialogue to themselves, monologue of their own, answering questions they look for in... circles.
@yoaniverse | @mousharilla | @vinivedivici
Carla & Tohir
As one of multitalented creative people, Dmaz channels his creativity both through illustration and films. His shorties "Mencintai Nisan" will be screened at Letterature, as to complete the whole experience of embracing feelings - fear, bravery or anything in between us as human.
And with God, eventually.
Eugene Panji and Nia Samantha for providing space and stage for the showcase.
Felix Dass for being moderator for various discussion at #BedahRasa.
Bintang Mahacakrie for her support and assistance during #BedahRasa preparation.
Jalan Petogogan I No. 25 Gandaria Utara, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta
Letterplatters would like to thank Paviliun 28 as official venue sponsor for both Letterature's event and exhibition. May the common value that we share contributes to creative growth around us.
For more information about this initiative project or any possible inquiry needed, please e-mail email@example.com. See you at the next chapter!