Voice of Colour – Colours of the Voice III

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Another three days passed. Each morning, the workshop started out by a quiet walk through the garden, followed by individual work on some chosen spots. Small sketches on paper transform into large collective paintings on silk screens, some placed outdoors and some in the music room.
The see!colour! exhibitions provides us with an excellent pedagogical instrument; within a few steps’ reach, we could meet the distinctive approaches of Hilma af Klint’s esoteric painting as well as the blackboard drawings of Rudolf Steiner.
On midsummer night’s eve, we spent a full two hours sitting or lying down in James Turrell’s Skyspace; experiencing a kind of illusionistic light-space where an opening above us turned into a floating coloured body, and the blue of the sky changed in turns into yellow, green or grey.
Thanks to Eva-Karin Planman, we could also bathe ourselves – morning and afternoon – in the living light of two stained glass windows at the nearby Vidar clinic; one green from iron, the other rose-purple from pure gold.

all photos by HHW.

Voice of Colour – Colours of the Voice II

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Here we go – despite Sinikka’s falling ill, the workshop takes place more or less as planned.

We started out by a walk in the garden park in Ytterjärna, stopping by the different characteristic spaces – or ‘rooms’, even; the hilltop, the little islets in the system of ponds, the seashore and the rosegarden… finally ending up in Almandinen music room for tea and talk.
And then some basic colour exercises: collective painting with crayons on paper, where the materials and creative process itself  play the leading part – and our different  temperaments disclose themselves.
To finish, one participant suggested that we improvise singing in a similar way. And so we did.

I really look forward to see where the group will take this workshop…