INSPIRATIONAL SCREENINGS ON PHYSICAL PRACTICE : QI GONG

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media based introduction of techniques for body awareness that lead up to the possible improvement of physical and mental constitution

public drop by event on wednesday 8th of may

at ANATUM’S ABODE 613 commercial road

E14 7NT

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QI GONG

our shop window front is turning into a screen once the sun sets, allowing sight from the street as well as from inside the space. expect  introductionary videos to be screened, as well as instructional audio content to be made available for you. we are offering informational material on the methodics of QI GONG as well as space for discussions and further investigations into the realms of this weeks choosen practice.

HAIL TO THE LAND- BURLE MARX FOR BRAZIL

Foto 1  rest in peace beautiful mind, roberto burle marx influenced his native land in the most durable yet alive ways. almost a decade after his death his works continue to inspire and spark relevance in nowadays debates on urban planning, sustainability and contextualised aesthetics. the brazilian landscape artist re-introduced something that might seem just too obvious- the use of locally growing plants. by doing this he was keeping his abstract, cubism inspired garden designs up for a continuous celebration of brazils fauna. research driven he specifically errected a place for intentional cultivation of brazils native vegetation, giving ground to 3.500 different species of plants.

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burle marx has been working on various projects, yet creating for the public sector, of all commissions, has been described as being his favourite –  since it ‘ could be enjoyed by all social strata ‘, as his collaborateur Haruyoshi Ono recalled him saying in an interview with the new york times.

copacabana’s mosaik strip for example gives room for joy, as well as the daily Foto 4 mindexpanding shapes in the city reminding ones eye of possible urban perspective without compromising on functionality

roberto’s regard has been finding numerous ways of colourful translation, since landscape design gives room for a combination of disciplines. thats why it is not surprising that he is reffered to being a painter, as well as an architect and a botanist at the same time. what counts is the use of the elements.

his specific style had entered brazil in the early 50’s, shaping the given playfully and celebrating whats there – for a public to embrace

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SEE YOU WHEN YOU GET THERE, SELF TRANSPORTATION IN THE AGE OF FINE PAVEMENTS

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surface considerations to wear, to walk on, to experience.  how to enrich our walking experience? the following examples are pointing out ways for play:  re-designed pathways and footware are on the market

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whether its for posture or feel the shoe industry has caught up on the people’s behavioural lack of exercise and movement, suggesting to combine the daily with the useful. the futuristic products are set for form to result in function and are widely available by now.

the benefits described by the brands are evident, but if consideration and care for ones own body is inspired by it, so it be, its successfully raising some awareness

Foto 2Foto 4  playing upon human conditioning and pushing for ways to re think urban planning  recent cases of architectual propositions point a finger on important considerations concerning daily paths and general challenges of self transportation

atelier zündel cristea  won the 3rd prize in a competition for yet another bridge for paris’ seine. their inflatable construct consists of tubes in crossings and trampoline circles to bounce ahead

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meanwhile in the nikola lenivets forest in russia, the annual festival archstoyanie  presents a 50 meter long trampoline road cutting through the nature. the installation is designed by the estonian architects salto who ironically called their rubber pathway ‘fast track’  and describe it as  ‘an attempt to create intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context. It gives the user a different experience of moving and percieving the environment.’

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rethinking infrastructure                                         western world can afford this

can we arrive at a different point using other means then pavements ? it feels spoiled to be surpassing the functional asphalt road due to philosophical questions

yet these designs are really meant for a public- whether to be crossing the seine or a forest its initially about altering our physical sensation and conceptual flexibility- which is needed due to the dangers of comfort driven stagnation

what are roads, how do i behave on roads..how would i behave on trampolines, can i bounce at all etc etc

surely no insurance company would cover this,but one realised project of that sort manages to raise a point by giving it a try in humble seclusion- for now only to be experienced in an art context

TITA GIESE

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tita giese is a german artist with a focus on landscape gardening

apart from taking private commisions she is offering her expertise to cities

concluding in vegetational solutions for unused urban areas within the public sphere

see her work

on her webpage graphics for possible plannings show that some projects remain applications only

since public spaces governed by city townhalls pass ideas off to the impossible.

luckily some have been realised.

bureaucratical effort functions as the main stepping stone when it comes to official realisations within given urbanity

HIAS wonders about the necessity for magnolia, ferngorges and ivy having to ask for permission to be planted.