Marina Abramovic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS0Tg0IjCp4

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Inspiring to the core, Marina Abramovic lays bare some of the rawest emotions and provokes onlookers to turn themselves inside out and be at peace in themselves.

In this next link, in the last clips of the session, Marina talks about how important it is to focus wholly on each thing you do, she demonstrates this by doing the simplist of things – sipping water from a wine glass.  Focusing energy is an ethos that drives many of her projects so if you haven’t experienced her beautiful works before – now is the time to check out MARINA ABRAMOVIC.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ck2q3YgRlY

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Reawakening of WASSAILING

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WASSAILING!    (Hackney, London)

The spirit of the season is sure to be bright with this tradition back in bloom.  Encouraging a sense of generosity, the Wassailing season, which in the past was widely recognised as a time to give chairtably and host celebrations, fizzled for a time.  However in the last half a century this tradition has made a come back.
Traits of the festivity involve lots of cake and cider; customary that hidden inside a cake was a hidden bean and pea, whoever found the bean became King and whoever found the pea came Queen for the day.  The Wassail was the name given to the ale based drink taken round houses and shared or given out to friends and guests at parties.
SO… Get your crowns ready, empty your pockets and share your food, wine and stories with your nieghbours.

Style of Party: Think Summer Solstice mixed with Christmas day and a procession of lanterns thrown in for good measure.
Wholesome food and much fun to be had.
Tis the season.

For more details on the Wassailing tradition go to
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/xmas/wassail.htm
Or for more indepth research get the book
http://www.hedinghamfair.co.uk/wasswailing_new.htm

If you feel like joining in on the party look out for spots in Hackney, Hilly Fields, Greenwich and Brockley.

Some Of Our favourite Photography that’s circled the Grape Vine – A reminder…

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For more google Tippi Degré and see all the wonderful images.

Or watch…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLoN6pD_JeA#t=16

AND

“Follow Me” by Murad Osmann.

The man who was led round the world by his girlfriend.  

muradDon’t feel like you can’t contribute… http://imgur.com/a/HlXzY Share your images with the world.

BUT let’s not forget…

Mica Angela Hendricks

for her collaborative work with her four year old daughter.

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To receive more inspiration from the artist go to:  http://busymockingbird.com/

ArT in COnFLIcT

On the 1st day of December 2014 a fundraising collective was held at frontlineclub in Paddington, London.  Aimed to keep awareness of the conflict in Syria present in the UK and raise funds in response to a depletion (now suspension) of food aid from The UN due to low funds; the event inspired attendees to raise continued support.
Host to artists responding to the crisis their nation faces artinconflict/art-in-conflict-at-the-frontline-club produced an informative evening that moved everyone who came.
https://news.vice.com/video/vice-news-capsule-tuesday-december-2

Artists including political cartoons from Nabil Abou Hamad, contemporary suffices from Tarek Tuma, and photographs from Vice News photographer Frederick Paxton.
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The most striking images from the evening presentation came from the hands of children four years of age; born into the world, to their country, at a time of war, the images below demonstrate the only life they have known.

What may first appear to be the classic happy homes picture that many will remember drawing as a child is in fact…
syrian artworkLoaded with armor, tanks and blood stained shirts this is the reality the children of Syria face; their early years of life subjected to the mind numming sound of bombs and the constant firing hum of artillery.

Watch out for more talks to and art exhibitions with https://www.facebook.com/artinconflict and see how else you can support the crisis over seas by seeing what else is going on at The Front Line Club.

(If you read this and want to give a quick helping hand then TEXT HAT £3 to 70111).