Art of Peace

Art of Peace Happening

Fredag 12. november 2010 kl 11:00 med Jan van Boeckel og David Rothenberg

Takket være Gentle Actions, som samlet fantastiske mennesker rundt temaet Kunst – Økologi – Handling på kunstnernes hus 23. oktober til 14. november 2010, kunne vi invitere til et spontant møte mellom Jan van Boeckel og David Rothenberg i musikk og maling improvisasjon på Norsk Taiji Senter. Gjennom samspill responderte de på hverandres improvisasjoner i toner og farger og bygget videre på workshopen Clay and the Art and Ecology of the Human Body på Norsk Taiji Senter lørdagen hvor vi utforsket forholdet mellom kunst, økologi og menneskekroppen.

Jan van Boeckel, nedlandsk antropolog, visuell kunstner, kunstlærer og fim maker,

David Rothenberg, jazz klarinettist, komponist, forfatter og naturfilosof,

So, art is healing. It is our way of dreaming up into being our subconscious, our intuitive voice, that part of our brain that remembers, that connects us to the wild. Through art we send out prayers and visions…to manifest. We’re sparking them in other people and taking them out of their rut. Art and ritual are very much connected. Ritual takes us out of ego. Art is the voice of intuition. Intuition is the voice from beyond ourselves but it is within us so the natural conclusion is that we are connected! We remember that we are more than ourselves. There is no separation. Joanne Rand

Clay and the art and ecology of the human body

Wokshop lørdag 6.november kl 13:30-15:00

Is the human body apart from, or a part of, the environment. When we drink a glass of water, the water as part of what is outside of us, becomes part of us. For millennia, humans have touched the earth, the soil, put their hands in the clay. “And The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7). The Hebrew for man is pronounced aw-dawm, from which Adam is derived. It’s also related to aw-dawm-ah, which means red earth, or red clay – indicating the natural earth elements that composed Adam’s body, and the body of every human being since.
In this workshop, we formed a mini version of our own seated body, using just our fingers, a lump of clay and our attentive awareness from behind closed eyes.

Jan van Boeckel, kunstlærer og forsker ved Aalto university i Helsinki, var i Oslo i forbindelse med Gentle Actions på Kunstnernes Hus 23.oktober og 14.november 2010 og ledet oss i den varsomme handlingen å utforske kunsten og økologien av menneskekroppen ved å modellere oss selv i leire.

The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter. Morihei Ueshiba