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

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)

giuseppe mele cheese time sclupture a

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.

no body knows reading

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

visual meditation at TOPOPHOBIA

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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

SCENT IN YOUR HANDS

transformational realities delivered through design. Lauren Davies from heka lab incooperated absolute aesthetica for the application of hands on scent creation for ‘reigniting a dialogue about our relationship with nature and the materials we use’. the empowerement comes in high value materials such as copper, maple wood and borosilicate glass with herbal ingredients of choice. the desired flavour of the resulting cosmetics bring about the necessity of floral inclusion, making us reach back to nature, pick the given and source its offerings.

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INSPIRATIONAL SESSION : SYSTEMA

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inspirational session on the activation of body parts in the context of the russian martial art SYSTEMA

systema instructor Uldis Veismanis is giving an introduction to his practices, outlining the array of physical involvement available

artists anastasia freygang and aleksei taruts will be screening video works in relation to the human body and its movements

wednesday 29 may 2012, 7 pm

ANATUM’S ABODE 613 commercial road E14 7N

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Uldis Veismanis was in the Soviet Army from 1979 to 1981 and then began training in Systema with Valentin Vasiliev and Valeri Terletsky in 1981. At the time he was also taking part in inter-army sport competitions and eventually was qulified as a Dynamo Instructor (Soviet Army Sport Club which trained many of the top athletes of the Soviet Union, many of whom are recognised Olympic winners) in 1987. He was requested by the city council to help with the problems of youth crime and instituted a training program which reduced crime in the area drammatically in a very brief space of time. In 2002 he moved to the UK where he continues to train in the System.

INSPIRATIONAL SCREENING : TAI CHI

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inspiration to conclude in physical amelioration through the use of techniques for body and mind

at night time. at anatum s abode

public video screenings on commercial rd 613

each week we are raising awareness by implementing moving images into the neighbourhood. the visual propositions focus on methods of physical engagement for anyone to follow

this week : TAI CHI

write us for more information : anatumsabode ( at ) gmail (dot) com

THAMES TIDE RULING, BECOMING VOLUNTARY CULTURAL PRISONERS ALLOWING CHANGE ALLOWING TIME

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architectual envisoning in kontext of  london’s westbank

the 3rd year assignment of the by now graduating architect octave pero

illustrates an approach towards architecture that dares to incorporate alteration by its natural surroundings, conceptually using their effects

the thames tide rises twice a day, flooding the bank for six hours to abandon its shores again

by calculating its stream and water circuit the design related form of the project  An-OTHER CULTURAL SPACE

links cause and effect

to result in an extended riverbed shaped by these natural means

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An-OTHER CULTURAL SPACE consists of an open air gallery and a tidal venue among others

these two spaces have in common what other constructs would avoid

– the permission of interference

the gallery gets flooded according to the moon’s will and poses a simple question to the art world:

is there works, especially on high brow level, that could retain its value once flooded , once touching a reality of any possible ‘dangers’ such as nature, such as time causing decay- dangers that are coming with existing within a space ?

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in comparison: the safe surroundings of a white cube gallery stem for the will of the contrary:

preservation, presentation, non interference

in non places

the open air flooded gallery is challenging the artists as well as the visitors by imposing change on the works, on the space

and therefore on our perception.                       Foto 3

the tidal venue goes one step further

visitors may become voluntary prisoners due to the flow of the thames blocking the venues exits

regardless of the programmation inside, the duration of enclosement to perceive

syncs nature and time

bringing its consequences right into entertainment and arts , and our way of absorbing it

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no phone reception for the time being would be a suggestion from HIAS’ side

octave pero offers a  ‘no choice’  situation as part of a cultural package

the tide, that we learned to overcome sucessfully, holds the power of showing us limitations that we no longer would accept

unless its in an art context. yet the lesson learned from such a lock up or an even flooding, would sensibilise us for real.

spending time together, perceiving the given and sticking to a choice made wouldn’t have to be framed and imposed

yet general progress gives the impression there might be need for such ideas from a therapeutical point of you. for the people’s sake.


see the full project here