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!
This year Das Boat, Sake, Sterf en Yen took on a 6 days mission to the Zwarte Cross in the Achterhook. After a drive with a rented van and some wrong turns we quickly setted up our basecamp consisting of 4 experienced festivaltents in a circle. After a hookup with Diederik, whom we gave our LastPlak book, as a token of gratitude for being able to paint at this friendly festival again. Then he welcomed Sake to the world of Zwarte Cross by folding out a map with the infrastructure of this temporary party town. Since the paint was still at the Feestfabriek’s headquarters, we passed the time with exploring the festival area and climbing into a watchtower to overlook the hugeness of it all. Later that evening we ended up drawing stickers, sketching, at the crewbar. A few guys from the organisation joined us there and introduced us to the new drink they had created and brewed especially for the festival called “Nozem” On the next day we were set on some missions at specific spots. Since the festival wasnt open to the public yet, we did most of our paintings on that day during a 12hrs shift of walking back and forward across the festival area, needless to say that made us very thirsty ! Alltogether we had a really great time at Zwarte Cross, meeting new people, helping security vollunteers by delivering them coffee, and even moved our feet on various dancefloor/stages.
Feestfabriek,and all the people of the theatre area : THANKS again for these days! And also thanks to the ANWB man who helped us out with replacing a flat tire on the rentbus on our journey homewards!