In the XX century, a large group of artists drove their creative energy towards intuitive actions and conceptual signs, leading to an art which allowed the union of mind and body, subject and object and entails contemplation.
The interest towards interdisciplinary method pushes artists towards the East.
The accident, the asymmetry, the dialectic between fullness and emptiness, the non-differentiation between matter and concept, have become a part of their way of creating. It's in this moment that the West recognizes again its pre-classical matrix, the Heraclitus Panta Rei identity.
The artists picking and catching this coincidence, often move along the idea of listening to the evolution of things.
They observe with delicate attention the connection between material and immaterial and transform it into objects, or convert it into an aesthetic experience. The concentration flowing into a wave of energy, often minimal and essential, is part of the artists training, who intend translate it into a language which is as closed as possible to sensibility.
If they are painters, they preferably use the china ink: its fluidity does not allow corrections; if they are performers, they prefer to act in nature: where the body, astral human vegetable, acts inside the world they are part of; if they use the technology, they come to expand time in boundless spaces close to contemplation.
This first Visual Arts section of the Bliss Beat Festival, A window to the East, hosts some artworks belonging to this scenario: some of them installed among trees, others to be leafed through, and an interdisciplinary performance.
They all skillfully handle the china ink or watercolor painting, where the watery material has to be pondered over the grainy textures of different papers, from very light to more coarse ones.
They know the importance of the empty space, how to combine delicacy and energy with the black mark, thanks to images balancing between abstract and figurative spheres.
These three artists, each one in a different way, deal with the performance and the installation, to capture the multifaceted reality and t he dynamic events; to propose a dialogue with music, dance or other artistic practices trough improvisation; and to create places where the natural space becomes a part of an aesthetic composition.
For the Bliss Beat Festival 2012, GosiaTurzeniecka offers a painting improvisation on a guided yoga practice by Marco Mandrino; Stefano Giorgi exhibits a large scroll painting in a traditional Chinese style; and Emanuela Genesio creates an installation where I-Ching signs interact with the wide, natural space and energy around Cascina Bellaria.
Besides, all artists provide the public some drawings and works on paper and give some advice how to choose the right one and, maybe, bring it home.