LIFE DRAWS AT SONICA

 

lighter life draws sonica layout free

a conceptual framework for performance, active observation and its benefits to the mind- a public and practice based exploration within consciously created circumstance:

Piotr Bockowski  – Anastasia Freygang

with sound by Cao and Paul Jones

Taking the principle of a life drawing class where observation leads to interpretation this format induces expanding space for concentration. By allowing time for the viewer to absorb the given expression of the performers it is the act of drawing that marks the inter-exchange between audience and artist.

First set by Piotr Bockowski with music by Cao for an act of beheading, composed of a series of compulsive gestures triggered by the sonic exorcism of CAO. She incarnates an ancient peruvian pre-Incan pre colonial empress performing musical human sacrifice on Piotr Bockowski extending his body into a neurotic pyramid

Second set by Paul jones in collaboration with Anastasia Freygang playing layers of electronica to guitar and samples of spoken word. The performance is dealing with self exposure, musing on human presence in poems and conversation. playing your brain

A living tableaux with a mind on its own where performers share their practice for the benefit of activating exchange and learning in communally attended sessions

an initiative of HIAS health in the arts

transforming environments- offering engagement levels- testing grounds for togetherness : contrasting entertainment

 

event link | Sonica, Dig | 18.4.2015 | from 7 pm : 87 old road – london se13 5su

TANTRA

tantra the magazine 1992

on the weekend of the 23-24 of august 2014
bonding exercises to peak in the awakening of the subtle body
jasmeen farasha is guiding us towards corporal unfoldment by starting with the mind in time, in space and in community

a lovers yoga and tantric massage workshop at anatums abode

 westgerm connection


Jasmeen Farasha is a tantric practioner, versed in kundalini yoga and ayuvedic massage she hails from egypt


in the weekend long workshop jasmeen will be taking us on deep meditation journeys and guide exercises to activate our body and mind. we will start with light kundalini yoga and eye gazing to initiate our explorations into tantra practice -set within a safe environment consciously arranged for the activities by HIAS health in the arts.

participants are encouraged to allow the other to be a mirror and settle the mind for explorations on a personal and respectful level- cultivating love for oneself and ones surroundings.

LIFE DRAWS

LIFE DRAWS AT ANATUMS ABODE

an initiative by HIAS health in the arts

the human body and elements of nature are brought into a context of visual absorbtion and translation, arranged with the help and the vision of artists offering a sensible engagement of the proposed scene

in this first drawing session the floral artist Daina Daugaviete is collaborating with her muse Maru on an installation that forms the base for Marus’ physical work-to draw inspiration from, concentrate on and depict visually

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the event is designed to give time and space to develop skills through guidance and exploration, focussing on quality time spending and creative transmission

LIFE DRAWS is a proposition to engage in concentration of depicting the given, its content is consciously designed by artists for an audience to interact with and extend drawing techniques

3 hours to engage in personal development and the development of skills where performers, set designers, sculptors and installation artists are sharing mindful content of their disciplines for the benefit of creating a common sphere

SILENT DAY

SILENT DAY

food for thought and time in spaces

silent day


we have prepared immersive settings on the grounds of anatums abode our fortress and diy oasis



A silent day, a day of not speaking,
slowing down, giving space to new thought, communication on a different level

we invite you to test the grounds, co exist and see what this experience can bring about

physical activation
meals and teas- spaces and sensuality
for those who are interested in new formats of time spending

we start with a brunch at 12am and let the day unfold in the garden, on rooftops and spaces of intent.
retreating in the city, with sites of the element of water at hand, we take you on a walk guiding you to our special places for calm in the everyday.

HOLISTIC DAY IIII

HOLISTIC DAY 4 on nourishment

detail holistic 4-001

13.4.2014 at Anatum’s Abode

sharing knowledge, time and creativity through workshops, degustation and showcase

charlotte wendy law smoke house 1 full

The smoke of keeping…………………………………….
(smoke house by Charlotte Wendy Law, interactive installation degustation)

giuseppe mele cheese time sclupture a

Pickles All-Mighty…………………………………………
(Fermented goodness, pro-biotic ventures, sculpture and introduction by Giuseppe Mele )

lee fukke sculpture close up

The Nutritional Visage………………………………….
(A sculpturesque piece of learning, applied research and knowledge sharing by Lee Fukke)

head combination 1

No body knows………………………………………………
(from sheeps skull and feet – to a broth of grounding matter collaboration between paul jones and anastasia freygang)


During our 4th holistic day, this time with a focus on NOURISHMENT , the ‘menue’ consists of sculptures, performances and installations as means for communication. We experiment with pathways that involve reformatting the given with efforts from artists and creatives from different disciplines.

HIAS health in the arts encourages thoughtful and creative transmissions of knowledge- for arts positive impact on society. Participative learning and multi disciplinary use of holistic elements challenge definitions of artists role and output as well as the character of the perceived moment.

no body knows reading

reading from the stoic principles On Shortness of Life by L. A. Seneca

HOLISTIC DAY III

holistic day on voice

HOLISTIC DAY 3

on voice at Anatum’s Abode

event

vocal practices and techniques including breath and groupsound to be developed together and guided by practioners from different backgrounds.

2.00pm
breathing techniques and warm up with jonathan hallam
in the gallery

3.30 pm
groupsound workshop with daniel p cunningham from the soundboxed collective in the emporium

late lunch and tea break facilitated by lee fükke with an emphasise on soothing the vocal chords

further programme involves examples and background information on the therapeutic use of voice and its self application by evgenia emets

HOLISTIC DAY I

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HOLISTIC DAY: ENERGY     1st december 2013, 2-6 pm

holistic practices in focus. HIAS health in the arts invited practioners to hold a session of sharing knowledge on skills and applications of energetic means on the grounds of Anatum’s Abode

REIKI | neurosceletal alignment | AKKUPUNCTURE
practicioners collaborated with HIAS on a creative transmission of their skill

Starting off in the gallery with an introduction by luisa martelo and julian, both reiki practioners in london, the pair met via gumtree offering free sessions. stages of initiation were explained while a videoscreening depicting timelapse of hand placements showed the first steps of the energetic treatment.
Luisa has produced a publication for guests to study history and focus points of the reiki practice and attached advice on where to receive an atunement to become a master.

holistic day 3g

The session on reiki concluded in a physical exercise to connect to the energy stream within your body

For the workshop around neurosceletal alignment by elena ferraro all participants moved further down the premises onto padded ground and platforms. The theraphist prepared an introduction sharing her skill and its results. the introduction was followed by a pair-exercise where by using the pendlum vibrations merge into matter.

Back in the gallery food is being served.  A break allowing time for interaction and possible extension of knowledge on topic.

The accupuncture session, introduced by lucie trinephi, brought about an exercise highlighting pressure points in the ear and its responsive meaning linked to organs.
She concluded into a shared experience in the salon, where everbody sat in a circle with a needle being placed in the head for a collective physical and energetic sensation.

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visual meditation at TOPOPHOBIA

topophobia visual meditation aformance 1

visual meditation is the video based practice of mezmerising intent offering guidance throughout timelessness. Anastasia Freygang performed an Aformance dealing with momentary concentration at TOPOPHOBIA london. accompagnied with a voice over stating the following :

I dont know what it is to be always wanting to allow time
to perceive and orientate
sniff it out in a way to
get it straight since straights are missing in these curves of the possible
destraction
where is time and will for concentration in these times

partial attention in the everywhere
feeding into the everything
so multitasking I dont dare to loose a glimpse
since movement
your breath
any presence
means beauty

for me
for us
if just we d leave it to develop
unfolding in time
exploring alive

can you hear the other existing
can you look into his eyes
allow his presence to maintain a stance within
always re-positioning

how fleeting

no need to make up your mind
just allowing to enter you for possible learning, possible awareness
for a love in it, a simplicity thats touching

apointing humanity appreciating creation

you you go go on
fast to shy away
fast to put the other first|  the flashing matters

do pro- create attention

now how things are seen to bend
to stretch
to foster momentum

there is a chance to perceive the now. Inevitable
points and points of life assembling
breathing times
in rhythms of a stomach’s inhale
of a twitch around the mouth
of ones eyes that see the given

see the given !
No rush times

observations for a mind to grasp its logic
beyond judgement, passing clouds in a sky ruling over us

akwnowledge its power
its existence strikes. Our all does have its effects
its aftermath
its rites unfold in the communal

butter fly logic your doings pair with intention of the mind

what is there in terms of guidance if there s no time to see a moments task
of transfer

a moments quest to rule the now

if we dont allow
if we dont allow

guidence quest from the pen of an activist
as opposed to the claims of a needy crowd

as opposed to a boredoms drive

ratteling minds are allowed

follow the breathing person, unfolding a truth in its own right
granting you permission, surely
we can gain valuable insight

a visual journey since visuality counts the senses can
bless the senses
grant them right

paying attention
free this is

broadening awareness
yours this is

in smallest details, with an ease of an open mind

TOPOPHOBIA 14 november 2013