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See the work of the artist at the exhibition:
Film Title: Oita Ikebana Sakura: The Precious Slipper – An Ode to Mizuki (008172)
Running Time: 03.00 minutes
Screening Format: 16/9
Category: Other – Original Drawing Photographed and Animated and set to Music.
New Media – Mixed Arts
Producer(s): Artist self with music sponsored by Dr. Maria-Elizabeth Bezuidenhout and John
Rojas Website: Duo4Musicians – JOHN ROJAS & MARIA – ELIZABETH BEZUIDENHOUT
Brief video synopsis:
Oita Ikebana Sakura: The Precious Slipper – An Ode to Mizuki (008172),
A story about a man and his physical, secret garden, he kept in a city in Japan, revives thoughts of Eve and her sin in the garden of Eden, and the serpent. It addresses his means of restitution, heavenly courts, and a visit of the Christian woman to the families of his victims, after his own death – to Japan.
She does something for every victim, whom she could only imagine as a different form, from one single template: the girl he initially killed whom was called; Mizuki. Only heavenly powers, earth, air, wind, fire and waterare in the know about the secret places where they are hidden – all changed. The song is called ‘’Heimwee’’ a South African song. It means sorrow. The woman still sings when the news comes – one of the girls had been found.
Also see: Current Group Exhibition and Upcoming Solo Exhibition and some history about – Enclosure Fathom: 日本風コレクション – Nihon-fū korekushon – Introduction. – SHARM.T.P (artshowroom.org)
Upcoming Solo Exhibition – Enclosure Fathom: 日本風コレクション – Nihon-fū korekushon – SHARM.T.P (artshowroom.org)
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space:
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with YMX Arts, have organized the ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH 2021 exhibition, part of LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that will be held in London, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
The Forge building was part of the Victorian iron shipbuilding industry. The imaginative conversion where Craft Central is located, places a free standing birch wood construction within the listed walls. Although some alterations have been made to the structure, much of this exciting building remains intact. The solution is a virtually free standing two storey birch wood construction in two sections running either side of the central listed pillars. This design provides selfcontained studios with a full height exhibition space at the front of the building and bleacher seats as a striking and usable feature which clear the overhead cranes.
The Craft Central is a gallery space daily used to have craftspeople around who want somewhere to work occasionally rather than commit to a full-time studio and who contribute to the art community in The City. The large exhibition space/gallery at the front of the building is 1,000 sqft, excluding the bleacher seats. It is an exhilarating space. You’ll find huge feature windows, exposed brickwork, eight former furnace chimney breasts, old gantries, ironwork and industrial fittings – even two overhead cranes (in full working order!). Craft Central is located in a largely residential area, close to the river and within easy access of the business districts of Canary Wharf and Surrey Quays. Only four stops from Canary Wharf and the Jubilee line (Crossrail station in 2018) two stops from Greenwich.
Craft Central, 397-411 Westferry Rd
Island Gardens, Isle of Dogs
London E14 3AE, UK
The Isle of Dogs – England
The Isle of Dogs is a large peninsula bounded on three sides by a large meander in the River Thames in East London, England, which includes the Cubitt Town, Millwall and Canary Wharf districts. The area was historically part of the Manor, Hamlet, Parish and, for a time, the wider borough of Poplar. The name had no official status until the 1987 creation of the Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood by Tower Hamlets London Borough Council. It has been known locally as simply “the Island” since the 19th century.
The whole area was once known as Stepney Marsh; Anton van den Wyngaerde’s “Panorama of London” dated 1543 depicts and refers to the Isle of Dogs. Records show that ships preparing to carry the English royal household to Calais in 1520 docked at the southern bank of the island. The name Isle of Dogges occurs in the Thamesis Descriptio of 1588, applied to a small island in the south-western part of the peninsula. The name is next applied to the Isle of Dogs Farm (originally known as Pomfret Manor) shown on a map of 1683. At the same time, the area was variously known as Isle of Dogs or the Blackwell levels. By 1855, it was incorporated within the parish of Poplar under the aegis of the Poplar Board of Works. This was incorporated into the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar on its formation in 1900.
Other interesting facts:
The Isle of Dogs was the title of an early play by Ben Jonson and Thomas Nashe, briefly performed in 1597 and then thoroughly suppressed as slanderous.
T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land contains the lines “The barges wash / Drifting logs / Down Greenwich reach / Past the Isle of Dogs.”
In modern times the Isle of Dogs has provided locations for many blockbuster films, including the opening scenes of the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough, and more recently Batman Begins, The Constant Gardener, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Love Actually. The Isle of Dogs featured heavily in the 1980 British film The Long Good Friday, and the Isle of Dogs is the primary location of the 2007 horror film 28 Weeks Later, where it is the only secure and quarantined area in all of Britain suitable for recivilisation after a virus epidemic kills the population of Britain.
The video for “2 Minutes to Midnight” by Iron Maiden, features a scene with mercenaries that was filmed in a tenement on the Isle Of Dogs.
The Isle of Dogs was the setting for the 1986 Channel 4 comedy-drama Prospects starring Gary Olsen and Brian Bovell.
While shooting in East London for his film Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson spotted a road sign directing to the Isle of Dogs. This sparked his imagination, becoming an eponymous source of inspiration for his animated 2018 film Isle of Dogs.
ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH 2021 is an exhibition of contemporary art focused on the concept of transformation, starting from the alchemical processes, that aim to purify the nature elements: earth, air, water and fire. The alchemists, recognized as the ancestors of modern chemists, worked to discover the way the world is made and to modify its structure. The mysterious practice of alchemy always influenced the art and the artists from all the centuries. Alchemists and artists are fascinated by the concept of transformation and they both work to discover and create new possibile worlds.
The human body is a changing system that connects us with other bodies and spaces to perceive the surrounding reality; a strong communication system with its own language and infinite ways of expression.
Artists were invited to analyze the hidden parts of their identities, through an immersive experience inside the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness.