On the Couch with Rudy “Atjeh” Dharmawan

Rudy Atjeh D_Pic1Who is Rudy “Atjeh” Dharmawan?
Artist, guitarist of Punkasila and Bass player of Sangkakala.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Nothing, because I really fuckin’ love what I’m doing now. So what should I do to make different thing?, You tell me.

Who inspires you and why?
Making art and inspired by my secret lovers, because they really like brain blower. But also AKA, 70’s rock phenomenal band from Indonesia. The vocalist, Ucok AKA, always do something crazy in their show.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Be my self is already different! Maybe I can change the world or some other place.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Going some where just for working, and that’s my holiday too. But the destination realy I wanna go is heaven.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
We talking, walking, go to some where hangout. What they like what they want to go. Easy. Because in my world to many beautiful and cool place.

What are you currently reading?
Question in english and surf on internet.

What are you currently listening to?
Slave by MKH, make me crazy and excited to play with him.

Happiness is?

What does the future hold for you?
Girls in the world and other planets waiting me to others amazing project. Please no more moths!

Born in 1982 and raised in Langsa-NAD, Rudy “Atjeh” Dharmawan moved to Yogyakarta in 2002 to study Graphic Art in Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI Yogyakarta). He formed the heavy metal band Sangkakala in 2005, and has collaborated in an experimental art & music performance project, Punkasila.

Rudy is also a member of the artist collective group Ace House Collective that not only produces visual works, but its crossing from interdisciplinary backgrounds. He will be performing in The Lepidopters: A Space Opera at Arts House 12 – 13 April. For more information, visit: www.artshouse.com.au for details.

Image: Rudy “Atjeh” Dharmawan