Beautiful M.I.A. She is a Tamil-British recording artist, songwriter, painter and director. And, in my opinion, one of the most trendy girls. Her delicate aggressiveness of complaining about social happenings, it is her difference.
This woman is out of fashion. She has her own personality and strength.
This Wednesday 27th of February, I participated in one of Conexiones Improbales’s OpenLabs, How-to-Make by Paola Guimeras & Silam Silicones company. I like to use my mind and my hands to learn and work. It is amazing how you learn and enjoy when you are around people who you don’t know, from different fields and working with them. It wasn’t my case, but on wednesday in the OpenLab, people created very good prototypes, nice ideas for Silam Company. This OpenLab was How to Make, so we had the chance to create a prototype of something (whatever you want) from our ideas and knowledge, using silicone materials and the basic electronic components. Paola Guimeras is an artist and educator working at the crossroads of art, design and technology & Silam Silicones is an industrial company dedicated to transforming silicone into products for industrial use. Conexiones Improbables is very good concept of working together. They connect traditional basque companies with artists or culture & social educators. They integrate them in a new challenge of collaborating and co-creating together to aim innovation and social responsability. Hybridise to innovate.
In this improbable connection process, they provoke OpenLabs enviroments. In these workshops people for different fields and the company meet & discuss about the practicality of their products or services in daily life. Looking for a new opportunities of utilities, communications routes and activities.
1 week ago in the trip Madrid-Bilbao by train, I started watching Marina Abramovic last documentary, “The Artist is present”. I got impressed about the strength, attitude and willingness of this woman. She has performed or gave motion to her thoughts and life experience (family, friends, military education and Yugoslavia society). Marina Abramovic born in 1946 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Today, It has been days talking about Marina Abramovic with my friends, so talking about her here on my blog seems something I need to do too.
“The Artist is present”: This performance retrospective traces the career of Marina Abramović (Yugoslav, b. 1946) with approximately fifty works of her early interventions and sound pieces, video works, installations, photographs, solo performances, and collaborative performances made with Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen) + A documentary.
During 3 months (March-May 2010) everyday, 6 days per week, Marina Abramovic and a group of 39 performers reacted in total 700 hours of live performances. The 39th youth performers joint in an intensive workshop at Marina`s house to learn how to perform her past artworks. The exhibition included the first live re-performances of Abramović’s works by other people setting in the MoMa. Her performance was that visitors were encouraged to sit silently across from the artist for a duration of their choosing, becoming participants in the artwork. LINKING YOU IN EYES. This piece used to perform with Ulay, her twin. They dressed and behaved like twins, and created a relationship of complete trust. DEALING WITH RELATIONS OF DUALITY.
TAKING INTO THE LIMITS, since the early 1970s, Marina Abramović has pioneered the use of performance as a visual art form. The body has always served as her subject and medium. Exploring the physical and mental limits of her being, she has withstood pain, exhaustion, and danger in the quest for transformation. Abramovic’s concern is with creating works that ritualize the simple actions of everyday life like lying, sitting, dreaming, and thinking; in effect the manifestation of a unique mental state. Her artworks can define as “Doing very little during the performance but in a long period of time”, motionlessness, be aware of your feelings, interaction with audience and be present.
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One year writing and recollecting my curiosities in Design and Art. The most I like is social art pieces, contemporary art, performances, fashion designs, etc. My weakness and happiness is when I get impressed with the small and paranoia of people. I like to understand and create my own idea of their arts&designs. Besides, I love to read, watch and write about them.
I used to do the same when I was younger but in a different format, I remember creating my own albums and recollecting everything…theatre tickets, cinema tickets, concert tickets, art museum tickets next to them I used to write some feelings and the names of my friends/family. Now, digital era came and I change my way to go.
This second year, I’m thinking in adding some audiovisual interviews of people who are into fashion, architecture, social art and performances. I want to analyze how their point of view provoke something in the society. I want to start with a new section called “Design In Society“.
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WHITE COLOR# most often associated with innocence, perfection, the good, honesty, cleanliness, the beginning, the new, neutrality, lightness, and exactitude. I have no reason to deny this adjectives and nouns that someone has used for the description of white color. This is exact what I felt these days in Finland. Marvellous experience with the advantages of this color.
Silence, the isolation of the snow. Amazing how silent is Helsinki city, how quiet walk people through streets and how relaxing are the sound of footsteps in the city.
Lightness, the color of snow. Amazing contrast, I was expecting a deep darkness in the city but no! it hasn’t happened. Helsinki, Finland is full of snow, full of white color, and this lightness wins the darkness.
Peaceful, around white views. When I was travelling in Finland, my eyes were seeing, all the time, white fields, white/grey trees, white/blue light/pink light/ wooden houses and farms…Of course, these views, this eyesight sense transmit to your body calmness, cleanliness and harmony.
I’m from Basque Country, Bilbao, where most of lightness is because of sun, no snow, no white color. After this new winter experience, I understand better the beauty of coldness and snow in nordic countries, where the darkness comes quicklier than in Basque Country. ;-)
Vogue Italia wants to express its opinion of what kind of fashion they fight for. This video is a good criticism to unpleasant future of fashion. But at the same time, Vogue want to visualize the beauty. Clearly, this video is violent and visually agressive…it wants to provoke bad feelings, always, contrasting with the beauty and elegance of fashion. Great Video!