Meet the animator and VJ Rimbawan Gerilya
The first time Rimbawan did visuals was when he was involved in a regular, monthly drum and bass gig in Jakarta in the mid-2000s. He caught the fever after getting involved in a collective with friends who were early adopters of the VJ (visual jockey) profession.
VJ-ing is my passion, my way of expression.”
As part of the UK/ID Festival 2016, Rimbawan will be joining British band Kero Kero Bonito (KKB) at their performance in Jakarta this Saturday at Rossi Musik, providing exciting, colourful, fun visuals that will be projected onto the stage and the band.
We caught up with Rimbawan a couple of days before the gig to find out about the inspiration behind the visuals he's been creating.
What is the inspiration behind the visuals you have created for KKB?
The way I made the visuals is mostly by watching and listening to KKB over and over and seeing what comes up in my head. The fact that I enjoy the music makes it an enjoyable experience. I let myself have some freedom in visualising the songs because KKB seem to appreciate creative freedom as well.
I developed my own style which is always colourful. Initially the reason was because when I started a long time ago, we only had projectors and no LEDs, so only very saturated, very vibrant visuals could be translated well. And that’s kind of stuck with me, and become my signature visual. Because Kero Kero Bonito always use vibrant colours, it just falls into place right.