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Extreme Craftivism. Liberate your mind! Liberate your creativity! Liberate the soul of a political prisoner all at the same time.
Extreme Craftivism. Liberate your mind! Liberate your creativity! Liberate the soul of a political prisoner all at the same time.
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From the team that bought you 

“The Tiki Love Truck”

Tiki Love Truck
Tiki Love Truck

 Comes...  The Zulu VooDoo Liberation Taxi . 

Your Ride To Freedom

Zulu Symbol Mosaics
Zulu Symbol Mosaics

Welcome to the world of Extreme Craftivism. Ready to step in side?

Extreme Craftivism--meaning-- A serious dose of specific and unfettered political medicine. The Art and Craft of Politics

The Treatment Rooms Collective - The ethos - Many ugly things happen in the world. We take some of the most uncomfortable parts of our world and bring them to you in a way that not only entices you to come closer it captures your sense of whats possible right there and then. There is everything extreme about this sort of craftivism.

£75 RWEARD - 6 Revolutionary Tiles
£75 RWEARD - 6 Revolutionary Tiles

The Zulu Taxi will be dripping with Skulls and VooDoo magic. This Classic London Taxi is the brainchild of Renegade potter and extreme craftivist Carrie Reichardt. Her friendship with Kenny Zulu Whitmore is the beginning of this story. It’s one of love, art and activism. Its crafted from their seriously cool revolutionary spirits.

£250 REWARD - Ceramic Spray Cans - Carrie Reichardt
£250 REWARD - Ceramic Spray Cans - Carrie Reichardt

Earlier this year Carrie spent 2 months in Philadelphia at the Clay Studios as the resident artist. This was a prestigious placement and after getting over the huge honour. She got down to thinking about what would be the best use of her time. This is where the Zulu Taxi idea came into focus as an actual possibility. For the past 6 years it was always a mater of when and how. But the next mosaicked car (if it could ever happen again!) was going to be a Zulu car. A Zulu Liberation Taxi in fact!

Ceramics for the Taxi, and you!
Ceramics for the Taxi, and you!

The engine has now started and this vehicle is going to turn a silenced man into a beacon for truth and change. Kenny Zulu Whitmore is no ordinary inmate. Political and long time Black Panther, still fighting for justice. His incarceration is one of nearly 40 years of silencing. His extreem treatment by the US penal system is cruel and unusual. But a “Zulu Shade Never Fades” – Zulu tag line The Taxi is to serve as a beacon. A bejewelled ball of Power in the face of injustice. Its a messenger of Zulu's story and of his resistance in the face of a system which refuses to recognise his innocence.

A seductive VooDoo Machine leading the way through the treacherous pit falls of morality and solidarity. It is now with us! After hurtling out of that dark juju and having been tucked in the recesses of The Treatment Rooms Collective's mind.

Our target will help us get the Taxi insured and built and hopefull a bunch of merchandise made so we can bring the Zulu Shade to people everywhere we go. We have experienced such good will and hep to get this far. Thank you Hazel Sable long time supporter of Zulu and the woman who has single handedly purchased the Taxi for this project. Anything to keep Zulu receiving good mail full of action and creation. He needs it from us!

Thanks to My Bad Sister for their awesome track "Canned Wonder" https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/canned-wonder-lets-work-together/id975147991?i=975148268

Thanks to Chris Tymkow for his amazing song Angola Farm - written and inspired by a Reel News night. Thanks, Well done and Thanks again.  

We have had a few materials donated by AdHere (http://www.intertronics.co.uk/) They have been so helpful and have a mean selection of glues at their disposal. They have kindly donated £500 worth of glue to us already! YES Thanks AdHere.

Now we ask for help. But have you seen what we have to offer?

Supporters and Treatment Roomers
Supporters and Treatment Roomers
Flying Eye Mosaic REWARD £285
Flying Eye Mosaic REWARD £285
Mad in England Mosaic
Mad in England Mosaic
Mosaic Bonnet.
Mosaic Bonnet.

Risks and challenges

We will make it happen. it is in our nature. Nothing but hard work!

Additionally it might help you to know that we have done this sort of thing before.

The Tiki Love Truck was the star exhibit at the "Disobedient Objects" show at the Victoria and Albert museum 2014. It was built about 8 years ago now. in the time that has passed the team have been continuously working on different and varied projects. Improving and learning with every protest, every build and every new chalenge.

Zulu needs us to succeed and we will. This is the first time we have ever asked for funding, and that will make a big difference to us. This time its bigger and better and hopefully just as beautiful and powerful. As behind all of our projects is a craving for change along with an undeniable human connection.

The Zulu Shade Never Fades!

Our target will help us get the Taxi insured and built and hopefull a bunch of merchandise made so we can bring the Zulu Shade to people everywhere we go. We have experienced such good will and hep to get this far. Thank you Hazel Sable long time supporter of Zulu and the woman who has single handedly purchased the Taxi for this project. Anything to keep Zulu receiving good mail full of action and creation. He needs it from us!

Thanks to My Bad Sister for their awesome track "Canned Wonder" https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/canned-wonder-lets-work-together/id975147991…

We have had a few materials donated by AdHere (http://www.intertronics.co.uk/) They have been so helpful and have a mean selection of glues at their disposal. They have kindly donated £500 worth of glue to us already! YES Thanks AdHere.

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    4 X Mad in England badge set post
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    Lady Muck - Radical Patches
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    "Free Zulu"
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    "Do You Do VooDoo"
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    Small Bits and Bobs Pack!
    1 x Zulu Patch - Embroidered textiles
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    1 x Zulu T-shirt
    2 x Ceramic Tile
    1 x Ceramic flower - as will be seen on the Taxi

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    - 1 x Ceramic 'Mad in England' Tile
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    Six Revolutionary tiles!

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    Ownership indicates the presence of greatness.

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    Mad in England - Print
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    (1 colour screen print)
    Available in Black or Red (25 of each colour)
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    A Ride in the ZULU TAXI!

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    Signed Emory Douglas - Print

    Sent to us by the man himself with revolutionary love.
    Emory was 'The Minister for Culture' For the Black Panther Party. His artistic style was instrumental in the success of the BPP Newspaper.

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    1 x Mad In England Ceramic Spray Can

    Hand made and fired 3 times to add the layers of detail. These really are one of Carrie Reichardt's most desirable works.

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    1 x Flying Eyeball Mosaic

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    ZULU Symbol Mosaic 60cm x 60cm

    We have 1 of each colour way. Black and Gold and Gold and Black.

    Made by The Treatment Rooms Collective.

    This is the Black with Gold Symbol

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    Mad In England Car Bonnet (Classic Mini)

    Carrie Reichardt Mosaic. Very much a centre piece. if you get this reward we will throw lots of other bag of treats.

    Mega Bits and Bobs Bag!
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    1 x Carrie Reichardt - Ceramic tile
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    Iconic Black 'Mad In England' Mosaic

    Fresh back from being exhibited at the Society of American Mosaic Artists
    "Mosaic Arts International Exhibit" 2015

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    1 x Zulu Patch - Embroidered textiles
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