GOLDEN CARPET SESSIONS by ANGELO PLESSAS

Danai Anesiadou

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Golden #Etinterbro Question to artist Danai Anesiadou,  by Angelo Plessas

Angelo Plessas: Do you have an after-effect or after-thought after the Eternal Internet Brotherhood?

Danai Anesiadou: We either go in front of our computer we go to our computer and have a thought or two then we text go and have a coffee gossip a little. Buy groceries come back home and don’t feel like cooking. Smoke a cigarette think of our usual problems or if we don’t think we are having any go to the Internet read the guardian gather problems get frustrated perhaps. Then if we feel we are engaged we gather them frustrations and link them to our own frustrations go back to the studio eating a snickers merging with what material all conceptual work we had Lala Lala Lala. Go back home and take a shower make yourself beautiful like you are a female character in a Jane Austen novel go to the ball with the renewed and pumped up excitement that you will meet the Prince talk to the curator hope to be inspired by the work although you are not planning to be because you have been disappointed so many times before or if you’re having a weak solar plexus combined with introspection and the willingness to be good u secretly hope the show will suck because envy is not part of your vocabulary. the opening the opening might also be the biennial, you have been traveling  for many hours u feel so international did you pay the ticket yourself. You meet your friends and eat Thai food because there is no good Thai in Athens  and have the same conversation that art fairs are the new biennials and continue talking about game of thrones instead of the expo. Shock shock I’m shocked he punched his eyes through his skull and I was alone to watch it. Who are those people making game of thrones. I want to meet them. Art fairs are no places for artists but filled with artworks so who is making all those artworks. Humans going on the Internet ordering wood reading books reading online magazines going to the opening breaking up with their girlfriends eating sneakers on trains having meetings with galleries dreaming of doing things different, I want to be on the beach right now Or having a solo show Lala Lala Lala.
And then there is Angelos eternal Internet brotherhood or the red wedding of art which is absolutely non of the above.

Siri my loyal transcribster does not register commas and question marks only fullstops.

 

Andreas Angelidakis

Golden #Etinterbro Question to Andreas Angelidakis, artist/architect/writer, at the Ramot housing in E. Jerusalem, by Angelo Plessas

Transcript

Angelo Plessas: Why you brought us here?

Andreas Angelidakis: This is a really important building, it’s Zvi Hecker’s Ramot housing and it’s important because first its one of the few examples of Metabolist architecture as it’s translated from Japan to Israel. Metabolist architecture was designed on an idea that buildings are organic and they grow and evolve. But this particular building did not evolve to the architect’s wishes it evolved according to a user customization, people just altered the building according to how they wanted so this is kind of uncontrolled metabolism and I think its interesting because user customization is completely a thing of the time of the internet. So it’s interesting to look how this design that was meant to evolve changed its course of evolution according to the user customization.

 

Elcin Pia Joyner

Golden #Etinterbro Question to Elcin Pia Joyner, artist , by Angelo Plessas

AP: What’s the process of a yoga session becoming an art piece?

Elcin Pia Joyner: I have been dealing with sculpture and materials for a long time now and at one point I started studying Buddhism and Sanskrit I realized that the word for “thing” in Sanskrit also means an event. So “thing” and “event” for them is the same thing. The reason for that is every single material in this world made of these particles and they vibrate and they hold themselves together and they create this entity which is not static. Even a piece of rug or marble or wood they all make all these particles and they vibrate. I came to the realization that sculpture actually is not a static entity, its not something you shape and it stands by itself, you put on pedestal and you exhibit in a museum, sculpture is not like that. At the same time I was practicing yoga and I realized that my body is also an event than aesthetic entity and I started dealing with the idea of yoga as a sculpture. When I take a posture it is a piece of sculpture, which is a dynamic sculpture and the process in between is very much like shaping the body moving the body becomes its own event and its own sculpture. So this is my practice right now dealing yoga as a process of art.

 

Jean Kay

Golden #Etinterbro Question to Jean Kay writer, by Angelo Plessas

Angelo Plessas: Why you hate the internet?

Jean Kay: i have access to so many thoughts that it’s hard to have my own

 

Che Zara Blomfield

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Golden #Etinterbro Question to Che Zara Blomfield, curator and founder of Composing Rooms, by Angelo Plessas

Angelo Plessas: How the art of the future will look like?

Che Zara Blomfield: I think about this in relation to the Duchamp and him proposing the Fountain to be exhibited. It put life into art, not just a depiction of life. Now life is more artistic, the developed world has cameras attached to their phones. 6 billion have access to mobile phones, about 90% of the worlds population. I think the blurring between whats art and what isn’t will continue, along with who sees it and how they perceive it. I hope art will continue to adapt to the mediums available. What it looks like won’t be important… but how it engages its audience.

 

Meir Kordevani

Golden #Etinterbro Question to Meir Kordevani, artist and publisher by Angelo Plessas

Angelo Plessas: What’s a kibbutz? What’s your concept of the kibbutz?

Meir Kordevani: My conception of the kibbutz is a group of people gathering together and sharing responsibility but also benefits together. Nobody owes everything, everybody shares everything together. Then there is the burden of the living is divided by everyone. Everybody can also find time to accomplish who they are in this system

 

Mia Lundstrom

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Golden #Etinterbro Question to Mia Lundstrom, writer and urban planner, by Angelo Plessas

Angelo Plessas: Why you did you choose to do the horse back riding for the Eternal Internet Brotherhood?

Mia Lundstrom: First off, horses are a true passion in my life. I wanted to create an opportunity for all participants in the Eternal Internet Brotherhood to share this with me. And of course with the horses.
Horses are very intelligent and sensitive creatures which enables individual experiences on a deeper spiritual level for anyone that is open to it. There is no hierarchy or “filters” in the communication between horses and should not prevail between horse and human. For example, there is a saying that your horse mirrors your soul, sometimes you like what you see sometimes you don’t.
The experience we shared had a wonderful mix of ingredients that relationships with horses can add on to the taste of life; power, speed, wind, nature, beauty, spirit. Framed by the Dead Sea desert landscape, it was a delight and a true joy to observe. To sum up, the language of horses can teach us a lot about ourselves and enrich us as individuals as well as our diverse artistic practices, although it takes time. Introducing horses during the residency was an appetizer to broaden the understanding of horses and nature as well as a more profound understanding of our being.
“The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears”
– Arabian proverb
(photo by Mai Ueda)