Monthly Archives: February 2017

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

Tulisan Chronicles Team


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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

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

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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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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Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
Text by Zharfani Padmasedhana
Photography by Bima Chris

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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