Every form of art can be an expression or an acknowledgement of another idea, another point of view, another culture — ultimately, another person. Art is the call of “Where are you?” To engage is to reply, “Yes! Here I am!”
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LifeForceU Arts & Expression: More Alive & Transformation
Releasing & Letting Go with Jocelyn & Painting
Healing & Sandplay Therapy with Ann Warford
Beyond conscious awareness, sandplay allows a person to enter into their subconscious stories that live below the surface. Once brought to light, the deeper healing begins to happen. An important method that could be used to help many people, we hope this opens up new possibilities for the viewer.
Listening & Lucretia Unplugged
Sharing Vision & Being Present with Photography
Being United & Performance Art with MA
In his performance art MA brings an irreverent approach to the way we think about preparations for our ultimate passing, while also redefining what stillness meditation means to him. As his body bag art project was taking shape in the Spring of 2013, MA learned to practice FORM mediation movement. He found that the stillness of laying in the body bag during his performances in public places felt strangely comforting, as if in a womb and experiencing rebirth. This stillness coupled with focused breathing helped allay the anxiety about graduation and leaving the confines of university life.
Being Tranquil with David King & the Seed Library of Los Angeles
Enduring All Things & the Malibu Labor Exchange with Oscar and Cindy
With communication ethics and the perspective of dialogue, we explore the life-giving gift of acknowledgement with our friends at the Malibu Community Labor Exchange.
Three concepts emerge with Oscar Mondragon and Cindy Short as they share their stories:
- Dialogue is an irreducible practice that is made rich by tensions
- Third Culture Building helps to overcome the barriers of old paradigms
- Transformation is a never-ending process and the human story has no end
Social existence and moral well being are evolving through the consciousness of how we can be open to affirm the other, and be present to authentic dialogue as a collaborative and emergent engagement, and thus, experience the wonder of the other and be open to transformation.
An avoidance of acknowledging the other, and thus, denying the time, space, and openness for the existence of the other, reveals our lack of understanding to fully embrace the gift of being human. Can we evolve as a global culture to learn to be creative agents of hope who show genuine care and acknowledgement of the other and also, to share in meaningful dialogue through the balance of tension with ‘letting the other happen to me’ while and also, as I ‘hold my own ground’?