Persinggungan

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Beloved Friends,
Be the first to know about Tulisan new collection of Spring-Summer 2017:
“Persinggungan”
Saturday, 22 April 2017
10.00 am to 3.00 pm
at Tulisan Boutique
in Plaza Senayan, Level 2,
Jalan Asia Afrika 8, South Jakarta

This event is open to the public

Please find the link below for full catalog
Persinggungan: April Release


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Kristalisasi

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Kohesi

This Dry Season Collection 2017 relates to my second letter, titled ‘Nexus’. My essay employed the set theory in mathematics to visualize social and emotional connections between humans. The objective was to propose several perspectives in resolving communication conflicts within organization consisting of two or more individuals.

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Kristalisasi: Architect Bag – Red Letter

I used the set theory, formulated by Georg Cantor, to recount several experiences in defining personal identity, the connections between humans, and an organization:

‘Kristalisasi’ – Union of 2 sets or more: A process to unify of several different opinions to conclude in one objective and to come up with a better condition. In unity, humans will see better, think better, and act better.

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Kohesi: Feliz Tote – Green Grass

‘Kohesi’ – Complement of 2 sets or more: A process to view diversity as a complement to one’s character and a method to reach a more solid phase. When our differences are set aside, I comprehend that all humans are equal. We all love freedom, believe in tenacity, and despise unfairness.

Melissa Sunjaya, 2017


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Artwork by Melissa Sunjaya
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Letter 02: Nexus

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Aku bernafas, bergerak, dan berhasrat di suatu dunia bercadar yang takut disentuh.

Ada yang sukar diungkapkan; yang dilarang untuk diseksama; dan sekarang semakin banyak lagi yang tidak bisa dirasakan. Sistem yang mengelilingiku telah dirancang jauh sebelum aku terwujud dalam janin. Sistem ini tidak lagi berfungsi dengan baik untuk melindungiku. Seperti jaringan yang padat, sistem ini didirikan untuk menjaga keseimbangan di antara sesamaku. kini jaringan sistem ini mencabuti segala bentuk sensori dari rasa kemanusiaanku, dan merekayasanya dengan personalisasi lain.

–Melissa Sunjaya, Jakarta 2017


Curatorial Statement

The New East Indies presents an anthology of literature and artworks by Melissa Sunjaya, which examine the present state of Indonesian civilization and its potential future transformation. Traditionally, civilization has been interpreted through a distinct methodology based on human tendencies in viewing various problems and solutions through emotions, language, culture, art and science.

The digital era has opened the door to a world without limits, where each individual is able to access a seemingly endless assortment of information rapidly from this secondary cyber-universe. Concurrently, advances in transportation technology have made it possible to travel thousands of miles in a single day. The two sectors have greatly accelerated the progress of our civilization. Yet one thing remains certain: there are discernible tradeoffs occurring alongside our technological advances. This acceleration has diminished our connection to the natural world and cultivated a civilization which produces pollution in abundance.

The second letter from The New East Indies studies the essence of touch in human connection. The cultural shifts during this robotic era have caused an intricate connectivity and some communication conflicts, leaving touch and empathy as an unfamiliar and rare language. The essayist recounted her personal experiences in discovering harmony between heterogeneity in her surroundings.

 


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Ever Thine Home

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A home by Melissa Sunjaya. Fun, vibrant, and just quirky enough to make you smile.

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“These catastrophic eruptions prompting reformation to the Earth’s contours became the solo direction in sustaining this pulsar dance. This was the essential part of the relationship between Earth and humans.” –Excerpt from Surat No. 1, by Melissa Sunjaya

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“Only with this shelter, would my veins begin to vibrate between imagination and reason.” –Excerpt from Surat 1, by Melissa Sunjaya

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This perspective might be difficult to understand in a linear manner, because a one-way point of view hardly brought any results.” –Excerpt from Surat 1, by Melissa Sunjaya

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Artwork by Melissa Sunjaya
Photography by Bima Chris

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Jane is Coming to Town

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MS with Love: Jane 
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 22th of March 2017
at all of Tulisan Jakarta Boutiques,
in Colony Kemang, Plaza Senayan,
and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

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Please find the link below for full catalog
It’s Jane

We offer free delivery for order destination within Indonesia
Give us a call at:
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Tari Pulsar: 3/3


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“… The dance between the earth and mankind was a fairy tale of love with a musical composition named ‘Fuga’ where all of the notes were stacking over, chasing, and calling on each other. This transcendental melody escorted a messed-up condition which was extremely concrete and unsweetened. Through these notes, my ears perceived a call to dismantle the robe of romanticism which often pictured a perfection so hard to attain in this age–a summons so my tomorrow could yield a plate of magical tones. Through the telescope of ‘Fuga’, my soul captured an authentic personality which no longer wears the veil of mere beauty.

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…For as long as this pulsar dance continued to pulsate, I had to carefully examine the chronology of events in the shape of a dynamic rotation to conclude thousands of new concepts presenting many probabilities capable of penetrating through all directions. When this dynamic rotation came to an end, a bunch of connections would cross each other into knots. During this tangled fiasco, all sorts of seeds forming new unity were possible. Horrible events would disappear from memory and history would only speak of an amazing contemporary artwork. This evaluation is my personal method in formulating precise problem solving. I related this method to ‘Deviasi’ movement in a war strategy–a mindset dispersing in all directions to gain a noble vision.” –Excerpt from Surat No. 1, Melissa Sunjaya.

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Prints Edition: Deviasi & Fuga
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 22th of March 2017
at all of Tulisan Jakarta Boutiques,
in Colony Kemang, Plaza Senayan,
and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

Please find the link below for full catalog
The New East Indies: March Release

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We offer free delivery for order destination within Indonesia
Give us a call at:
Plaza Senayan +62 (21) 5790-0412
Colony Kemang +62 (21) 2952-9927
Darmawangsa Square The City Walk +62 (21) 7278-0235
WA Messenger at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com if you need further assistance.


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Artwork by Melissa Sunjaya
Photography by Bima Chris
Choreography by Davit Fitrik

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Nesting Place

 

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Since I started working in Tulisan, I have spent numerous hours discussing projects in Melissa’s own house which also served as her art studio. She treats her Tulisan team in kinship. We would be having breakfast, lunch and coffees together like a family. Among this tight working team, we would share many touches of laughter while tackling deadlines.

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LB_FW1617_HOME_05_01_1200x800I rent a 4×5 square meter urban room in South Jakarta, not far from my office. It is a simple space with tiny ventilation panels giving it a descent natural light source. I often wonder how to redecorate this space without spending an excessive budget and a huge effort.LB_FW1617_HOME_1625RS_012_1200x800

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One rainy afternoon as Melissa was working on her household responsibilities, I asked her for some tips on decorating rooms. So she took me to see her room. To my surprise, her bedroom was humble, yet warm and cozy. She loves spending time at home, and especially a lot of ‘me time’ in this room for reading, writing, and drinking tea.

LB_FW1617_HOME_1625RS_010_1200x800Her bare room was filled with only the basic sleeping necessities, such as a low mattress, a colonial arm chair, a reading lamp, candles, and a ladder as hangers. Her handwriting over the mattress gave the space a very poetic touch, like a lullaby before bedtime.

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Melissa suggested me to redecorate my room with a limited colour palette of white and grey, making the creative process easier and giving a lasting satisfaction. The neutral tones made the room more spacious and friendly for the soul. Her bedroom was overall covered in neutral coloured linens, then vibrantly accented with Tulisan’s home collections.

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I discovered a couple of unique ideas for my own space. As an example, the tea towel could be used as an interchangeable wall decoration and as a seat cover. The car organizer could also be hanged on the wall to organize tissue, books, and notes.

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I felt inspired that day because her decorating tips were easy to apply. A pleasant atmosphere doesn’t have to be expensive.

I hope you have a great day,
Zharfani Padmasedhana


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Artwork by Melissa Sunjaya
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Jane Sees

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Beloved friends,

My eyewear collection will be available at all Tulisan Boutiques at the end of March 2017.
These are handmade and limited editions.
Say hi to Jane!
–Triple kisses, Melissa Sunjaya

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Jane says
I’ve never been in love
I don’t know what it is
Only knows if someone wants her
I want them if they want me
I only know they want me
–by Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, Los Angeles 1988

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Jane Sees
there are three shades
of the story
yours, mine, and her view
Everything takes its turn
in a circular motion
Jane sees the bright side
–by Melissa Sunjaya, Jakarta 2017

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Duet in Art

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For Tulisan’s collection, titled ‘PULSAR DANCE’, our founding artist Melissa Sunjaya worked a long way to visualize an emotional connection between mankind and the planet Earth.

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From the start, she had imagined this concept to be expressed through a contemporary body exploration. Contemporary dance was a foreign discipline for her. Furthermore, learning this skill at 42 years of age was not an easy start.

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Her essay stated her point of view that everything was possible in this universe and even chaos could open up new pathways for potential. So despite any technical disadvantage that she may have, she began studying contemporary dance with a professional dancer & choreographer, Davit Fitrik.

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‘Pulsar Dance’ showcased a collaboration of two artists from contrasting creative disciplines and different skill levels, in performing art and visual art. In this duet, the two artists were challenged to synchronize their languages into a poetic movement conveying the relationship between human and mother Earth.

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It took almost 8 months of strict diet and intensive physical training for Melissa to condition her body for this challenge. It was important for her to be able to balance Davit’s 20 years experience as a professional dancer. In turn, Davit also submersed himself in Melissa’s essay, ‘Pulsar Dance’, with all its visual interpretation. 

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It was important to understand that the goal was never to match one another in capacity, but to convey a symbiosis of trust and complementing potentials. This was the essence of the collaboration. This perspective should ideally be the shape of human bond to his habitat.

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Davit is certain that it is not easy to be a dancer or an artist. “We cannot only copy a movement or a drawing, we have to first understand the substance that we want to express. As a dancer, I have to be aware of the mechanics of my own body and the energy source of every movement. The dynamic projection has to come from the soul”, Davit explained.

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Davit Fitrik established his own dance academy, Sound of Movement (SOM), located in Ruko Emerald Boulevard Blok CE/A1 no 6, Bintaro sektor 9, Tangerang 15227. He has performed in several international dance repertoires. Next Sunday, 26 February 2017, SOM will present a recital in Taman Ismail Marzuki at 19:00. Tickets are available for sale through contacting: Audrey at 082123385566


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Text by Zharfani Padmasedhana
Photography by Krishni Swandayani

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Tari Pulsar: 2/3

Chemist Bag: Deformasi - Yellow Sunflower

Chemist Bag: Deformasi – Yellow Sunflower

“In this pseudo-dream, my position as Earth and human was often a blur, even a blend of the two. Both roles could be discerned by all my senses. Like a scar inside my head, I recalled the moment Mother Earth uttered, “My universe is far different than that of this human which is presently rotating on its own axis with a virtual speed stronger than what his ratio is able to grasp. However if his determined heart is prepared to erase our differences, my every joint too is capable in repainting this dance. Only for him, I wish to create a fantasy, colored by countless leaps of possibility. In silence, I await a signal to construct a new world which cannot be seen by prejudiced eyes.”

Chemist Bag: Transgresi - Red Sangria

These catastrophic eruptions prompting reformation to the Earth’s contours became the solo direction in sustaining this pulsar dance. This was the essential part of the relationship between Earth and humans. The nature of these calamities was also very temporary. Every deformation or disorder must be appreciated as a catalyst driving us to a higher position. The most challenging thing to me was the deformation of the mind. The ‘Deformasi’ of self which examined every imperfection and undressed every defect would definitely shock many faces. Through the transparency of this approach, the vanity of individualism was deliberately sabotaged in order to become aware of the importance of taking down the ego, destroying old masks, and forming a fresh character.” –Excerpt from Surat No. 1, Melissa Sunjaya.

Concerto Purse: Deformasi - Yellow Sunflower

Concerto Purse: Deformasi – Yellow Sunflower

Prints Edition: Deformasi & Transgresi
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 22th of February 2017,
at all of Tulisan Jakarta Boutiques,
in Colony Kemang, Plaza Senayan,
and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

Please find the link below for full catalog
The New East Indies: February Release

Metropole: Transgresi - Red Sangria

We offer free delivery for order destination within Indonesia
Give us a call at:
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Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
Photography by Bima Chris
Choreography by Davit Fitrik

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Space In Your Home

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It happens to all of us: you walk into a Tulisan store, fall completely in love with some gorgeous of art and have to take it home, only to realise that it’s not the right fit. For one reason or another, Tulisan has some sizes for your wall, giclée in petite to master size.

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Cushion Cover: Filogenesis & Tessitura

It’s important to remember that decorating is personal. At the end of the day, your opinion is what matters most. Simply adding art to an empty space, pick something that speaks to you. From there you can make sure that it chances. Chances are if you like it, it will.

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Tea Towel: Tessitura – Blue Note

Empty wall deserves grand and glorious for wall decor. This way your room won’t get lost or look misplaced.

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Tea Towel: Filogenesis – Nero Forest

You can also use moderately in the same theme or colour to create a stunning gallery wall.


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Text by Zharfani Padmasedhana
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Statement From The CEO

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We are deeply grateful for the generous supports given by those who believe in Tulisan. Since the establishment of this organization in 2010, all members of Tulisan have committed to present the best of this nation’s self-made products. As a professionally appointed CEO, I have personally watched how this organization has been formed joint-by-joint, with maximum hard work from its members which are a relatively small group in comparison to its vast operations. 

There are many work stages which are rarely known by our customers, starting from research phase, conceptual development, until the installation of the final artwork on all displays of Tulisan stores. This cycle always requires a 2-year-work from ‘Tulisan Art Division’, before a collection is launched for public. Each mechanism of this process has always been documented in a precise manner for the benefit of an annual evaluation. Our objective in each of this evaluation has always been for an increased work quality and paradigm. 

Besides the technical documentations and strategic budgeting, every artwork is registered as an article with protected intellectual property rights. Our country has ensured protection over intellectual property rights through our legal constitution no. 28 in the year 2014. The registration of all intellectual properties are a big part of our commitments in delivering excellent services. We are aware that Tulisan’s customers have been collecting our designed editions based on their love towards art and appreciation towards our work values. 

Based on this awareness alone, all members of Tulisan strive to present a collection of artwork which are genuine and certified. Every product designs are also underlined to always use eco-friendly materials, sustainable methods, and fair work ethics. Infringements of Tulisan copyrights have often happened. As a solution, our team have given practical explanations regarding the principles of this law. So far, all of these cases have been successfully handled through legal actions or democracy.

Based on our total commitment in bringing this Indonesian artwork to an international platform, we deeply regret to find a local brand which has imitated the entire Tulisan products lines, including bags and their coordinating accessories. This plagiarism acts have encompassed duplications of our cutting patterns, sewing method, dimensions, functions and shapes. Witnessed by all fans and believers of Tulisan, we hereby request that all parties, involved in the infringements of Tulisan copyright and design, to make prompt recovery steps and to contact our management as soon as possible. 

Regards,

Muhammad Zulfadly
Chief Executive Officer
PT Tulisan Susunan Tinta

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Tari Pulsar: 1/3

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Tessitura – Blue Note

“The fate of the orangutans, who have gradually been deprived of their living habitat, did not affect how I slept, primped, or ate. At least, I was this naive when I first received data showing that the orangutans were on the border of extinction. In 2016, their population had reached a critical point, around 55,000 of the Pongo Pygmaeus species which settled in Kalimantan and only 200 of the Pongo Abelii which still survived in the Sumatran rainforests. Including myself, hardly anyone panicked due to the fate of these orange-scarlet haired creatures with intelligence and behavior almost identical to those of humans. Its enormous head and robust demeanor with a height of almost 1.5 meters surely did not have to scare me. Even with their huge teeth, they were not beastly predators. They only consumed honey, mushrooms, nectar, and other plants. With their sensitive intuition, they would only attack humans if we were to upset their lives.

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Skipper Bag – Tessitura, Nero Forest

The endless and unruly forest fires in Indonesia had impelled me to imagine if my home were to be set on fire by an inconsiderate neighbor; if I were to moan in pain due to the heat of the surrounding flames; if I were to have a defective respiratory system due to heavy smoke pollution; if I were to lose all my family; and if I were to live all alone in this world. If all of these things happened to me, I would definitely go crazy in one day. Facing an unbalanced gender population, these rainforest inhabitants would suffer a breeding depression, where their successors would no longer have the vigorous genetics necessary in order to survive in their natural domain. Extinction would eventually take place. Without these orangutans, I was still curious about how much this fact would alter my personal life.” Excerpt from Surat Pertama, Melissa Sunjaya.

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Sailing Bag – Tessitura, Blue Note

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Original Edition: Tessitura & Filogenesis
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 25th of January 2017,
at all of Tulisan Jakarta Boutiques,
in Colony Kemang, Plaza Senayan,
and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

Please find the link below for full catalog
The New East Indies: January Release

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Feliz Tote – Tessitura, Blue Note

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Feliz Tote – Filogenesis, Nero Forest

We offer free delivery for order destination within Indonesia
Give us a call at:
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or email us at shop@tulisan.com if you need further assistance.

 

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Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
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Choreography by Davit Fitrik

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year 2017

Tulisan boutiques at the Darmawangsa Square and the Colony Kemang are closed at 1 January 2017.
Please note that we will not process any web orders during that time.

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Berani Benjol

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Sebagai penutup tahun 2016, saya ingin menghaturkan rasa terima kasih kepada semua teman-teman tercinta yang menghargai proses kerja dan karya seni yang saya ciptakan melalui ‘Tulisan’. Ide dasar sampai buah akhirnya merupakan kristalisasi keringat dari seluruh anggota Tulisan, yang hanya tersusun dari 25 orang yang mengolah sektor seni, produksi, logistik, pemasaran, dan pelayanan. 

Seperti banyak kendala yang dialami banyak organisasi kecil ataupun bengkel seni di Jakarta, saya dan ‘Tulisan’ selalu menghadapi gelombang krisis dan berbagai bentuk kesalahan. Saya belajar bahwa setiap gelombang krisis dengan segala kesalahan yang terkait harus selalu ditinjau dan diotopsi, supaya kita bisa melangkah ke arah yang lebih progresif. Melalui otopsi, saya merasakan bagaimana sukarnya untuk mengakui kesalahan itu sebagai bagian dari kehidupan–suatu sikap yang sangat tidak nyaman. Sikap ini meruntuhkan ego secara brutal. Kasarnya, ini seperti memberanikan diri saya untuk jatuh dan tampil benjol di hadapan khalayak. 

Rasa tidak nyaman untuk ‘berani benjol’ ini baru gejala awal. Langkah berikutnya lebih sukar lagi. Langkah berikut adalah untuk membereskan kesalahan di dalam diri kita, tanpa menghakimi pihak lain. Di zaman yang ruwet dan berjalan kilat seperti saat ini, tidak cukup untuk menghapus kesalahan dan merevisi tindakan lampau kita. Di ‘Tulisan’ dan untuk pribadi saya sendiri, saya menekankan untuk tidak membuang waktu menoleh ke masa lampau dan memperhatikan kelemahan kita, melainkan untuk mengubah setiap kelemahan menjadi suatu keperkasaan. Ada kalanya kesalahan justru harus dipakai di muka jidat, sampai kita sanggup melihat dengan kacamata lain bahwa kesalahan adalah suatu bagian dari gerakan hidup yang juga harus kita rangkul. Lebih baik menjadi buruk rupa, daripada menjadi banal.

Sejujurnya, perspektif inilah yang membantu pencapaian ‘Tulisan’ sampai titik ini. Organisasi ini bukan dibangun dengan modal yang besar ataupun kelompok akademisi yang berprestasi. ‘Tulisan’ adalah sekumpulan individu yang jujur dan percaya terhadap suatu harapan dalam setiap kesempitan. Nilai yang kita junjung adalah substansi dan progres. Dua hal ini berada di atas klasifikasi ‘benar atau salah’, yang biasanya terbit dari pola kebiasaan dalam masyarakat.

Saya tidak dididik secara formal sebagai penulis, penjahit, penari, pelukis, ataupun menjadi seorang ibu untuk dua anak. Semua keahlian ini saya pupuk secara bertahap melalui serangkaian pengalaman yang penuh kesalahan. Bahasa Indonesia ataupun bahasa Inggris juga bukan bidang yang saya kuasai secara total. Sungguh banyak sekali cacat dalam berbahasa yang bisa dihitung dan ditertawakan dalam keseharian saya. Saya menyadari bahwa saya adalah makhluk yang tidak luput dari kematian, penuaan, dan penurunan kapasitas. 

Dari titik ini, saya mendorong diri saya dan organisasi ‘Tulisan’ untuk terus mengadakan eksperimentasi untuk suatu pembaharuan. Berdasarkan arah langkah yang kita sepakati bersama di dalam organisasi ini, saya dan teman-teman di ‘Tulisan’ akan sering menjadi benjol dari kesalahan kita. Lebih baik benjol, daripada tidak pernah mencoba untuk mengambil lompatan yang spontan.

Saya tidak akan memungkiri kesalahan dalam aturan penulisan, perkataan, perancangan, perwujudan ataupun pelayanan. Ketidak-sempurnaan ini adalah kemungkinan untuk menjadi manifestasi yang lebih baik dari diri kita. Persaudaraan saya dengan para anggota organisasi ini telah menjadi suatu tekad bulat untuk mempersembahkan yang terbaik dan mempertimbangkan proses kerja kita supaya dampak buruk terhadap lingkungan menjadi seminimal mungkin. 

Kita bertekad untuk memperbaiki langkah selanjutnya dengan menelusuri segala macam bentuk kesalahan yang terlihat ataupun yang terlewat. Saya berharap persembahan kita di tahun 2017 menjadi marka progres yang berarti ketika menjajaki usia organisasi dalam tahun ke-8. Saya ingin membiarkan kesalahan dan kemajemukan di antara kita menjadi nada warna kontras yang memberi senyuman untuk dunia baru. Peluk, cium, dan sujud saya untuk semua teman yang telah menghargai kerja keras kita.


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As a closure in 2016, I wish to express my gratitude to all beloved friends who have appreciated our work process and artwork I created through ‘Tulisan’. The basic idea to the final result have been created with sweat from all members of ‘Tulisan’, formed by 25 people handling art, production, logistic, marketing, and service. 

Similar to many small organizations or creative atelier in Jakarta, ‘Tulisan’ and I also constantly face waves of crisis and mistakes in all forms. I have learnt that each crisis and its related mistakes need to be examined and dissected, so that we can step to a more progressive direction. Through an autopsy of every condition, I have also experienced the difficulty of accepting mistakes as part of life–a very uncomfortable attitude. This approach deforms any ego brutally. It is roughly like an act of empowering myself to fall and get bruised in front of public. 

The uncomfortable feeling of being bruised is only an early symptom, but the next step is even harder. The next step is to clean-up the mistakes within ourselves, without judging others. In this period of chaos and speed, it is no longer enough to white-out our mistakes and to revise our past actions. In ‘Tulisan’ and for my personal development, I underline the importance of not wasting time in looking back to our past and in focusing to our weakness, but to transform that very weakness to be our strengths. There are times that we need to wear the mistakes on our forehead until we are able to see through a different perspective that mistakes are part of a moving life which we need to embrace. To be ugly is better than to be banal.

Honestly, this perspective has helped our achievements in ‘Tulisan’ until this point. This organization was not built with a huge capital, nor with a group of scholars with notable academic credentials. However, ‘Tulisan’ are a collective of honest individuals who believe in hope amongst despairs. The values that we uphold are within the substance and the progress. The two stand above classification of ‘true or fault’, which are the by-product of social behaviors.

I was never formally educated to be a writer, a seamstress, a dancer, a painter, or to be a mother of two kids. I developed these skills in phases through a series of experiences, enriched with mistakes. Indonesian language or English language are not areas that I master totally. In truth, there are many linguistic errors that can be noted and mocked at during my daily routines. I am aware that I am a creature that will not escape death, age and declines. 

From this point, I pushed myself and my organization ‘Tulisan’ to continue experimenting for an advancement. Based on this committed direction, my friends in ‘Tulisan’ and I often get bruised from our mistakes. It is always better to be bruised than to never try to take a spontaneous leap. 

I will never deny any mistakes from breaking some rules of conduct in literature, conversation, design, production, and services. These imperfections are possibilities to be the better manifestation of ourselves. The brother-sister-hood I have stitched with all members of this organization is a solemn promise to present the best to our community and to always consider the minimum impact of our work process towards our environment.

We are dedicated to make better actions by examining all forms of mistakes that are visible and non-visible. I wish that what we will be presenting in 2017 will mark a significant progress, as we stepped into the 8th year of our organization. I wish to allow flaws and diversities amongst us to become contrasting tones of colors which bring a smile to the new world. My hug, kiss, and honor to all our friends who have appreciated our hard work.

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Triple kisses,

Melissa Sunjaya
Founding Artist of Tulisan


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Photography by Krishni Swandayani

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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The More You Ignore, The Problem Will Closer

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In Tulisan, we always working in small team environment. Tight deadline and budgeting is part of our team.

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We are required to work effectively and efficiently, a checklist is an essential thing.

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Once in a discussion, Melissa said, “make a checklist is a real manifestation of a good planning. The more you ignore, the problem will closer.”

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We all agree with that statement because there are very significant differences between working with and without a checklist.

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We can minimize errors and unnecessary process. The work should be done one day could be completed in a few hours.


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Facebook: Tulisan
Twitter: @mytulisan
Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Photography by Krishni Swandayani
Text by Zharfani Padmasedhana

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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