For an online word life initiative, Ike was invited to share a quote with culture king Lettertypes and the Haarlem library. It goes by #schrijversvandebieb (instagram it). Illustrator Linda van Bruggen reacts to quotes or small poems from different spoken word artists in The Netherlands. Mind you, these words are not spoken — they is a picture. Thanks to those involved for the collabo! We like our words in coffee.
June 14th of 2017 is the day that Clubspoken was officially launched. With an exclusive showcase at cocktail lounge Apt. in Amsterdam, eight members of the very first spoken-word agency in The Netherlands were presented to the public. Ike, as a proud member, was one of them. Check out his profile on the agency’s website here. The night was hosted by the always and forever hilarious Farbod Frappant.
Below is a photographic impression of the launch party by Lexie Spiegelreflexie. (Clubspoken’s promo video as seen above was shot by VERS TV.)
On May 4th and 5th of every year The Netherlands organizes so-called freedom dinners (Vrijheidsmaaltijd) all across the land. On these two days, the country commemorates (May 4th) World War II and the liberation from German occupation (May 5th) back in 1945. The otherwise-called eat-and-meets are meant to bring people together, from different cultures and generations.
This year, Ike was invited to one of these, held in Radion, to talk about his renegade grandmother, or so he chose to do. If you know Ike you know the piece we’re talking about…It’s an hommage to those who lived the before-mentioned war, and to those who are unable to talk about it — an hommage to anyone unable to talk about any war from any time. Pax et artis.