When politics, recession and violence will dominate our everyday lives, it is usually the cultural events that can inspire and restore the balance in the human soul, mind and body.
I have always been interested in politics, the world’s cultures, human diversity, science, the universe and conflict research. Many informations are flowing daily into our living rooms via TV, Internet and newspapers. This is of course perfectly acceptable if it would be possible to fill the balance pan evenly filled with positive and negative issues.
The balance pan is filled with impression of violence, terror, demonstrations, wars, scandals and negative vibrations around the economic crises in most of the world.
Mankind has generally always been attracted to other people’s suffering, violent and extreme scenes shown via TV or pictures that appeals to the primitive man’s inner soul and mind. Nobody is free to have this congenital gene in the luggage. I reached that point some time ago using the “enough is enough” and felt actually a minor form of immunity to horror pictures from around the world – and this is really serious and can result in both passivity and raw attitude to something that should be suspended pending all, although we are sitting with dry shoes without being directly involved.
Freedom and the possibilities to be open minded has always dominated my own consciousness and these main headings will hopefully continue to follow the rest of my
life. Under the circumstances, I opted for some years ago to dwell in France with my partner in what we call the third age and we have now established ourselves in the “Pyrenees Orientales”.
It is not possible to alter a person’s basic genes, but it is possible to change the lifestyle and work for what and how much commitment we have in a given process.
Therefore and after much work and research in the “Pyrenees Orientales” we will during this summer start a step-by-step concept in collaboration with local artists and administrative authorities. Focus will be given to artists, musicians, dancers and our own contribution with exhibitions, music and lectures. All activities will be centered around the towns in the Vallespir Valley, which today houses many local and international artists. All activities will be arranged on an ad hock basis by individual agreements, with facilities that can vary from time to time.
This part of the “new” is meant as a play perhaps added the professional skills we have in the backpack. We have observed among the many artists, musicians and dancers who live in this area that the attitude is different from what is “normal conditions” within the cultural universe. I have particularly noted that any cooperation is carried out according to the motto – Everyone can help everyone and everyone is equal to bear the burdens arising in any form of the presentation or sale of art.
Well, perhaps in recognition of the economic crisis, but also another way to understand the importance of being a self-owned artist in his / her own house.
The freedom and personal development to avoid dependence on other people’s interference and opinions about what is bad or cinnamon in art’s diverse universe.
If art is a question of the audience’s successful reception of the artists’ performance, we
may run the risk, that the connection between the artist’s true messages and the result of the performing art is a copy of a copy which perhaps will please some of the audience, which in turn will forget the artist’s name as and when the copy will be more visible.
Be professional or amateur, with whatever you can accommodate with your self-awareness of your own work. It is worth much more than designed and impersonal signals.