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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Report From Laura Summer at Free Columbia

Toward Next Year
Report on Meetings:

A few weeks after the conference Ella and Laila and Nathaniel and Nick and I met to review how things had gone and to begin to look toward next year:

Look back
see the room
vast – filled with darkness
            and light and movement
lots of movement
air and people walking
and walking
stop motion
it is a huge room
and color moving and still
and forms
in the air
on the walls
on the floor
rooms full of questions
            would a conscious artistic movement that lifted experience out of the object, lift humanity to some extent out of the material – widening the experience of reality?

Look forward

So we scheduled a meeting of everyone who was interested to come and talk about next year. We met on Sunday, September 25 at Bright Wing Studio in Hillsdale NY.
Eleven people came. We had read the 5th lecture, (Moral Experience of the Worlds of Colour and Tone), of the cycle by Rudolf Steiner called “Art in the Light of Mystery Wisdom”

First we recreated the content of the lecture together. Ella led us in an experience of the intervals in tone. We sang an interval and tried to identify our experience. We shared the results and then read the description of that interval from the lecture. Sometimes we could recognize similarities. Then we reported on the thoughts that had been discussed at the earlier small meeting. We talked about experience and reality. We talked about light and color and sound. We talked about working together and how valuable that is. We will do something next summer, it looks like it may be concerned with experience, light, movement, color and sound but what that is exactly will arise out of our working together.
Next meeting November 6, 1-4 pm at Bright Wing Studio, 651 Harlemville Rd, Hillsdale NY 12529, all are welcome. Please let Laura know if you are coming  518-672-7302

Pre reading:

Technology and Art , Dornach 28 December 1914
the jelly mold lecture)
Moving Pictures: The Cycle “Metamorphoses of Fear” by Jan Stuten: Sketches for a new Light-Play-Art after an idea of Rudolf Steiner by Wolfgang Veit (Stuttgart: Urachhaus, 1993) – Summaries and Translations

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Upcoming Art Section Conference Information and More Developments

Dear friends of the International Art section,

With warm greetings from Rik ten Cate you will find attached information, you 
probably have waited for.
He and the section council, Christiane Schwarzweller, Michael Howard, Gottfried Caspar and Martin Zweifel, will be pleased if you read the announcement and take part in this process.

With kindest regards
Tanja Hietsch 

Liebe Freunde der Internationalen Sektion für Bildende Künste,
Liebe Interessierte am Fortgang,

mit herzlichen Grüssen von Rik ten Cate darf ich Ihnen das Schreiben im Anhang senden. Auch der Sektionsrat, das sind Christiane Schwarzweller, Michael Howard, Gottfried Caspar, Martin Zweifel, freut sich wenn ihr die Inhalte der Ankündigungen wahrnehmt.
Viele von Euch warten schon sehnlichst auf Informationen.

Mit herzlichen Grüssen
i. A. Tanja Hietsch 
Assistentin von Dr. Seija Zimmermann 
Vorstand am Goetheanum 

Tel.  +41 61 706 43 64 
Fax   +41 61 706 43 14
Link to Rik ten Cate's Letter of September 22, 2011 and Conference Schedule Here

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Report From the Image Arts Conference

This is a report on the conference:

Image Arts Seen from the Perspective of Spiritual Reality

 that took place between the 6th and 9th of August, 2011. This is a distillation of what I experienced and the ideas I have tried to understand.  For what it’s worth, it is  a small window into the time we shared.  It was a beautiful meeting.  Thank you to all who have been, and will be, involved with this event. 

By Andrew Gilligan

In Hudson, New York, beside the river and the trains, sits the Basilica Industria, a vast old factory.  On August fifth, about seventy people came from many parts of the earth to investigate the meaning of Art today.  This is the second year of the conference’s life, put together by members of the Arts Section of the School of Spiritual Science and the community of the Free Columbia art course. The evolution of consciousness in relation to artistic and technological evolution was explored, and the metamorphosis of fear, as well as movement, group collaboration, and new searchings into what it means to be an artist and what the role of art is in these times. The high ceilings of the Basilica and the brick walls played with the echoes of expectation.
The conference, Image Arts Seen from the Perspective of Spiritual Reality, is unique today within the flood of technological innovation, the escapism of mainstream culture, and the dismissal of the reality of the spiritual world. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011