Act Art got an invitation to make a presentation on ARNAs international seminar in Harlösa 30th of May ” ART & PLACE IDENTITY”.
It was an extremely interesting day and very inspiring for us to be there. ARNA is a non profit organisation that promotes a sustainable development in the The Avian Kingdom with the vision that it one day will be the world’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to include the cultural dimension of sustainability.
Kerstin Jacobsson is the driving force and manager behind ARNA. In the center of their work since 2011 they place artist in residence, a hub for artists from around the world to explore and express human’s relationships towards nature and to unfold culture’s role in a sustainable development.
Here Johanna Mc Taggart explains that developing of Biosphere Reserves is an ongoing process. Countries and citizens of the world embark on paths to improve the lives of people everywhere. Local solutions can serve as models for global challenges. Johannas favorite picture is the earth seen from space.
Parallell to Act Arts presentation before lunch were three other, all examples of how to meet a place. But I think ours was the only practical. Here are some more pictures:
The ”frottage- exercise” made the participants quickly focused on patterns, the beauty of the trees bark, the diversity that trees and we all express through just being.
The ”Mirror- exercise”evoked impulses to experiment, and showed us how new perspectives enrich.