TANTRA

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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

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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

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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

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13.4.2014 at Anatum’s Abode

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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OPEN LECTURE PILGRIMAGE

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Open Lectures provide a space, time and setting for presentation, listening and sharing. Open Lectures encourage you to initiate your own learning, research and experimentation; sharing your ‘complete’ or ‘incomplete’ lectures, listening to others or inviting others to speak and share their knowledge

PILGRIMAGE

3rd november 2013 at ANATUMS ABODE

when the eyes hit the horizon to trace the line that marks this hemisphear your mind fixates to finally release

Replying to the needs that have not only clarified verbaly but through own experience this very lecture will be dedicated to pilgrimage, activities in the nature and follow ups rooted in the inevitable diy – considering we are travelling freely and as any journey goes occurances touch the inexpected no matter what ambition stood in the first place

travel experiences, deep learning and its transmission
deriving from wanderlust – call of the soul- personal accounts

unison discussed in relation to nature, energy and momentum – creativity channeled into accounts of unexpected spots of pilgrimage as well as publicly acclaimed gathering places attracting many

in the creative sense we will discuss methods of initiation along ways of representation of a shared experience

with

NISSA NISHIKAWA http://www.nissa-nishikawa.com/

sharing visual material and personal insights of her pilgrimage to sites along the energetic tracks of london

LLEW WATKINS holy sites, its rites and history from a personal pilgrimage in india

ANASTASIA FREYGANG in quest for visual meditation 2 video works of personal observations whilst travelling alone

OPEN LECTURE on M.S.G

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Open Lectures provide a space, time and setting for presentation, listening and sharing. Open Lectures encourage you to initiate your own learning, research and experimentation; sharing your ‘complete’ or ‘incomplete’ lectures, listening to others or inviting others to speak and share their knowledge

Madness| Sanity | Gentrification

20th october 2013 at ANATUM’S ABODE

with
SOPHIE BESSE

An actress and member of an improvisation company called Third Person since 2008, Sophie trained in Cours Florent in Paris (1991-1993) and later in City Lit, London. More recently she became interested in physical theatre and discovered mask work at ‘L’ecole Internationale Jacques Lecoq’ and LISPA (London International School of Performing arts).

In addition Sophie is also a clinician psychologist and, among others, has worked five years in a prison for women in France at Fleury-Merogis.
She is currently tutor assistant at Clean Break’s Miss Spent Programme which offers drama lessons to a population of young women, who are ex-offenders or at risk of offending.

Recently Sophie decided to mix these two passion “Psyche and drama” to create artistic projects and set up a company called psychedelight.

For ‘Open Lectures’ Sophie will be talking about her experience working in prison and answering questions on her multiple practice in relation to the theme of Mental Health and artistic practices.

ANDRE VERISSIMO

My practice as an artist is reflected through Performance Art and Puppetry.
I am currently working on a long term project, M.S.G. (Madness, Sanity and Gentrification), that explores the meanings and potentials of sanity and madness through performance.
Taking as a departure point the subjectivity of these concepts, investigate ways of questioning, challenging and transcend established social norms and notions of acceptable/non- acceptable, legal/illegal, ethical/unethical behaviour.
Its also looking at how performance art can serve both as a form of expression and communication, and of maintaining mental balance on an individual and collective levels.

In the Open Lectures I will be presenting some of the work and ideas behind the project, in particular in relation to a recent workshop I facilitated that focused on these ideas and performance in public spaces.

Can acts of attempted madness and weirdness through performance work towards mental balance and a ‘sane’ psyche?

http://dsway.co.uk/andre/