Lastplak is a group of around nine painters with different backgrounds and diverse skills. Our goal is to paint, no matter what surface, size or location. Our work can be found all over the world, but our homebase is Rotterdam, so that's where most of our stuff can be seen. Ja toch!
For Young Dock, a three day theatre festival, we painted a wall in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. Each night we had two hours to work on the wall and our theme was theatre. Update: the wall was supposed to be repainted but the Schouwburg decided to keep it, thanks!
Last saturday there was our third LP-Party in Cafe De Beurs which is "squatted" by Club Zonder Concessies. There were GRRT visuals of squat riots and there was music by some DJ friends like: Mark, Remko(Love2party), Tjerk and Acab.
So, lots of people, from squatters to the old school "De Beurs" visitors. They didn't even seem to mind that Marco Borsato had been deleted from the soundsystem and made way for some dirty electro, grimey dubstep, old gabber, hardcore tekno and breakbeats. In the late hours everybody was jumping and shouting like madmen untill the party was shut down around 5.00.
Even though "squat party" is more a concept or theme in this series of parties, we tried to make it as much "squat" as possible. They probably forgot to tell the bouncers (yes, a squat party with bouncers in a former ballentent…) who seemed to stick to their usual door policy: zero braincell tolerance. It was freezing cold (pretty squat), the bar and doors opened a hour to late and the bouncers were just annoying everybody at the door: "What are you coming for ? , This is an unusual evening, you might not be interested and better off elsewhere, no trainingspants, your hat's too low, Is this really your ID? , You are offending me", etc. Sorry friends if you didn't get in, we spend a lot of time having useless discussions with these people and also the management team (not so squat) tried to explain the idea of the party. Unfortunately these people enjoy having a little bit of power and consider the door their domain. Nice to see above the entrance though was the projection of GRRT's compilation of old Squatting riot videos, it really added up to the atmosphere! Even the cops came checking whether it was really squatted and spend an hour on the sidewalk watching the visuals.
On new years eve we had a live painting session in Cruise Terminal Rotterdam. Ces53, Mayb, Acab, Ox-Alien, Boortorrie & Pinwin showed up to do the job. There was a high class party where all the drinks were for free. We made a 2008 piece, watched the national fireworks wich was next to us on the Erasmusbridge. And made a 9 from the 8 and got drunk. Happy New Year!