Monday, 18 January 2016

I am in Yogya till the end of February, working on my batiks. +62 (0)82176548079

Monday, 19 October 2015

(poster image by Yoko Enoki)

Black Decay @ Pinkhouse

Italiƫlei 63, 2000 Antwerp

with work by Tine Colen, Elisabeth Ida, Kato Six, Fiona Mackay, Wouter Straetmans, Yoko Enoki, Celine Butaye, Christine Roggeman, Katrien Van Hecke, Ada Van Hoorebeke.

Opening: 31 October 18:00-00:00
20:00 performance by mini Solo Ensemble (Eva Van Deurenand black food by Skybox. 
Open on Sat & Sun 1,7, 8, 14 &15 November  15:00 -18:00

The binding agent for this show is black ink made from oak galls and rust.  This ink is in use since early 4th century or longer, and was used in as writing and drawing ink, a textile dye, and a wood, tooth and skin dye. I have sent my version of the iron gall ink to the following artists with the question to contribute to Black Decay at Pinkhouse. 

(Exhibition booklet is available for 4 euro, mail:

(Black Decay 'The Art Book' bw/ 32p)

(L to R: Kato Six, Elisabeth Ida Mulyani, Fiona Mackay, Celine Butaye)

(Fiona Mackay)

(Christine Roggeman)

(Tine Colen)

(Elisabeth Ida Mulyani)

(Wouter Straetmans)


(Performance by Eva Van Deuren, in a dress by Katrien Van Hecke)

(Black ink facilities, Ada Van Hoorebeke)




a group show with Baeckelandt Jolijn, Callemin Tom, de Greeuw Lisette, Heytens Brecht, Olchowska Malgorzata Maria, Packbier (Tripot) Marius, Prenen Mathias, Schroven Ellen, Slachmuylders Nathalie, Van Den Eynden Caroline, Van Hoorebeke Ada, Van Parys Yoann, Van Wuytswinkel Marieke, Vermeersch Daphne.
(Jury: Annelies Tyberghein – Netwerk, Els Wuyts – SMAK, Patrick Ronse – Be-Part, Michel Dewilde – Cultuurcentrum Brugge)

Thursday 29 October –Friday 13 November, daily 13.00 to 18.00u.
De Bond (Buiten Smedenvest 1, 8000 Brugge)

 Gedankengang (am laufenden Meter)  ceramics, foam transport boxes, variable length 1-30m

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Motregen (Drizzle) a Batik-Sculpture by Ada Van Hoorebeke & performance by Trio Ensemble

Motregen (Drizzle) 
                      Trio Ensemble (live)
Documentation by Elisabeth Ida Mulyani

Motregen will be displayed Until 27 Sept. in the exhibition Manufactum in CC De Ververij, (Sat, Sun, Wed 14-18h, Wolvestraat 37, Ronse.)

On September 26 th it will be placed outside in the metal construction of the old textile factory next to the exhibition space, with a Performance by Trio Ensemble at 16h.

Motregen or Drizzle is the first in a series of Batik-Sculptures. The Javanese batik cloth ‘Udan Liris’ inspires its name. The sculpture is made from bamboo poles covered with different batik patterns. They can lean against the beams of a roof structure along a wall or in the space, in parallel diagonal lines. There are 22 sticks in total, each 5,10m long. The amount of sticks may differ according to the place and situation.
The sculpture Motregen is made with recycled textiles produced in the factories of the Ronse region during industrial era. Last month The remains of the empty dying factory were used as an open-air studio. Volunteers who wanted to know more about batik and natural dyes could join the batik process and added their own patterns to the sculpture.

Thank you everyone who joined!!

As a total Udan Liris (Drizzle) should add to the wellbeing of the one who wears it. The original batik Udan Liris (drizzle) exists of many diagonal lines of different patterns. Each of those patterns is a variation on the seven basic patterns used in diagonal batik compositions called Lereng. The abstracted patterns are derived from nature such as fruits, flames and the sun, each with their own significance such as determination, magic power and fertility. The combination of all this patterns is originally repeated in odd sequences such as 7 or 11 rows, expressing the words ‘hope’ and ‘mercy’ in old Javanese Language. In practice things aren’t always like that. Patterns and meanings change constantly according to the ones who make them and the ones who interpret them.
 Thanks to Annegret Haake to share her knowledge with me.