1-5/07/ 2022 FREEDOM, SLEEPING UNDER THE STARS AND THE LIGHTNESS OF CREATIVITY
JUST OUTSIDE VIBRANT MARRAKECH, AN OASIS OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY OPENS THE DOORS TO THE 2022 SUMMER RESIDENCE OF VGO ASSOCIATES. THIS IS WHERE THE TRANSFORMATION WILL HAPPEN. THIS IS WHERE WE WILL PLAY IN A THEATER OF ELEMENTS TO REPROACH FORGOTTEN SENSATIONS AND THOUGHTS. GET TOGETHER TO EXPERIMENT TO THE MAXIMUM AND TO UNITE OUR VISIONS. DANCE, SOUND, MEDITATION AND VOICE GUIDE OUR ACTIONS.
terre rouge IS A 4 DAY RESIDENCY CONSISTING OF A GROUP OF 14 PEOPLE REUNITED IN marrakech TO OBSERVE SUMMER’S FEELING AND FRAME OF FIND. LIGHTNESS, MAGICAL, SERENE AND DELIGHTFUL. THE SUMMER PROGRAM WILL SHINE IT’S LIGHT ON RITUALS AND THE IDEA OF SPACE TO INSPIRE AND STIMULATE SELF-EXPRESSION AND CREATIVITY. AS SUMMER ARRIVES WE ARE READY TO LET GO, BREATHE IN AND OUT AND BE AS FREE AS POSSIBLE. OPENING OURSELVES TO NEW EXPERIENCES AND IDEAS AS WE ALLOW OUR MINDS TO WANDER WITHOUT ANY LIMITS. OUR SUMMER WORKSHOP EMBRACES THE ETHEREALNESS AND WARMTH OF THE SEASON BY RECONNECTING WITH NATURE, THE UNIVERSE AND EACH OTHER. BY SHARING OUR EXPERIENCES, STORIES, ART, AND IDEAS WE BECOME FREE AND GROW SPIRITUALLY.
THE PRACTICE PROGRAM
14:00 VGO – INTRODUCTION & TAROTS FIRST CONNECTION
16:30 CAROLE BEIJINGS – MAPPING & PRESERVING
18:30 MISHO ANTADZE– IMAGING THE INVISIBLE
09:00 VGO – KUNDALINI PRACTICE
11:00 NIFE – FEELING THE SPACE IN BETWEEN
12:30 NICOLE VALENTI – INTRODUCTION
15:00 ABI JOY SAMUEL – BE A CHILD
16:30 DANILO CROCI – INVESTING PRACTICE
11:00 GERMAN ERMICS – EXPLORE THE SPACE
12:30 MAMA DUDU – INTIMACY RITUAL
15:00 ROSE THEODORA
19:00 MOBAALA – LIVE POETIC PERFORMANCE ON CANVASS
9:00 SARA RICCIARDI – IKEBANA BODIES
15:00 GALA CANUT
18:30 MISHO ANTADZE– IMAGING THE INVISIBLE
(Jennifer) Lucey-Brzoza is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, whose practice has focused on landscapes, both internal and external. She/Any makes photographs, films, and performances of quiet, still, and cavernous places, capturing the arresting moments between the moments of living that each individual has access to unto themselves.
Feeling the space….. betweenWhat does it mean to become aware of the body as it perceives its relationship to the world? Is it possible to know… (feel)… “see” what cannot be named? What is the space that surrounds, that defines, that gives form and sets the stage? What resides in the pause that creates rhythm and timing? What exists where the mind cannot grasp and hold with concept, story, or expectation? The invitation is to bear witness to the between.Participants will first be invited to open the senses within their bodies by using pranayama breathing exercises to calm the nervous system and increase subtle awareness.
Latvian-born (1985) maintains a design studio in Amsterdam. His works are refined and ethereal pieces of glass furniture and immersive installations, wielding light, space, and colour to catalyze a shift in how we perceive objects. In Ermičs’s designs, materials become the stage for exquisite colour treatments and experiences.
Space & Narrative
Human-build or naturally formed any space has its past, present and the future – each space has a story to tell. Pick a space and read the sensory cues of this space. Start picturing a story – real or imaginary. Tell us this story, conjure a feeling. Interact, intervene, rearrange or narrate. Use any means available.
Co-Founder of the Amsterdam-based studio Scholten & Baijings until 2019, Carole Baijings is widely regarded as one of the most exciting, innovative and dynamic industrial designers in Europe. A self-confessed perfectionist, her work – which includes ceramics, glassware, textiles, furniture and electronics – is distinguished by a carefully considered use of colour, pattern and graphic elements. Her eye for detail is well-known. Colour is my truest passion. It’s at the heart of what I design and something I like to toggle with from start to finish. Colour, and with it ideas of transparency, layering and grids have the potential to add so much dimensionality to a piece – it’s so much more than just the icing on the cake!
Inner Colour world : Nature is a big inspiration for my work. I like to say that flowers can never be too vulgar, no matter how bright they are. Preserving the energy of the moment in imprints on paper. The colour world and shapes that emerge can be used as a tool for designing
born in Milan the 1 March 1973.After the degree in Economics and Statistics I have spent my professional career working in the banking industry as trader and risk manager.I like art, nature and exotics environmentsI’m in a process of changing my life style and my career to be less money oriented, reducing the sense of ego and highlighting my spiritual side.I’m studying how to develop an ice cream business in London. The idea is to spread my product within few London boroughs and be recognised as a local producer of a healthy craft.
In this 60-minute workshop, participants will dive into their emotions when it comes to take decisions, in particular with a real case study which involves investments, money, politics, ethics and risks.The participants will be given a real case scenario, divided in two or three small groups, and will be asked to act as decision makers motivating their choices. Compassion, gratitude against greediness, ego: all of them can lead to success.
ABI JOI SAMUEL
(born 1993) is a non-binary expressionist figurative artist. Working in a multitude of layers, rubbing back and working over, Abi goes on a spiritual journey to understand the temporary nature of our existence, whilst their mediums of choice (charcoal and pastel on paper), symbolise fragility and acceptance.
The workshop should take place either early in the morning or before we go to bed. It will be begin with a guided meditation to create the right atmosphere. This will be followed by a brief presentation on what a puja is and the deities we will be worshipping-Krishna (the creator of everything) and Saraswati (The Goddess of creativity, knowledge and wisdom.)The workshop will provide participants the chance to try creating art without the judgments we are so used to making on ourselves, taking us back to a child-like state of play, awe and wonder.
Born in Casablanca, Mo Baala grew up in Taroudant, Southern Morocco.His artistic and creative education was inspired by traditional arts and crafts from Morocco, Africa and elsewhere. His passion for literature, films, music and philosophy also feed his creative universe. Essential encounters and the internet have also played a crucial role in his artistic education. These sources of inspiration are as eclectic as the form his work takes.
Mo Baala has never specialized in one artistic form. No medium is out of bound as he goes from drawing to painting, textile work, collages, wooden & stone sculptures, music, sound art & performance, animation & video art installations for which he also create costumes, shoes, accessories…Since 2016 and his emergence on the international artistic scene during the Biennale Marrakech 6, he had four solo shows in France & Morocco. He participated in a series of group exhibitions as well as being was represented at several international art fairs.
She is a pioneering Astrologer,she studied Mysticism since age two with author and now deceased Metaphysician Helen Brungardt at the Institute for the Emerging Self in Albuquerque New Mexico. Her grandfather and great-grandfather were scientists for Nasa, her paternal grandparents were theologians and ordained Unitarian ministers, and her mother, a healer and Thai Chi Cha master–living spiritually is a way of life for Rose. She first learned how to translate esoteric language and astrology from her mother before forging her path as an astrologer.
Conscious Embodiment, the twelve cosmic archetypes, and their planetary rulers. An audio-video journey through the wheel of life. Movement interpretation and embodiment workshop through the twelve states of consciousness, known as signs.
My name is Mobolaji Otuyelu ( AKA Mama dudu) My first name means ‘I wake up with wealth’ and my last name means ‘the naive one avoids the village’. My art and spiritual practice is ancestrally grounded, with a desire to support people to feel and be more whole. My mediums are ritualized performance, painting and the creation of sacred interiors.
Intimacy, Self Love and Openess ritual. I have never allowed myself to truly look someone in the eye. This has inspired my workshop. The space will be made intimate and comfortable. And we will all begin with cacao. I will bring some with me. People will then be sitted in pair, facing each other. And for 10 minutes must stare into the eyes of the one before them. After 10 minutes we will switch partners, and on and on until everyone is the room has had this experience with the all the other residents. After this ritual, we take some times to be in solitude and then we come back to share our experiences.
(b. 1993) is a filmmaker from Tbilisi, Georgia. He was educated at the School of Film/Video at CalArts (Los Angeles) and the Artistic Research through Cinema program at The Netherlands Film Academy (Amsterdam). Playfully working with observational cinema and found footage, his works deal with landscapes, animals, technology, and invisibility. His works have been screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, DocLisboa, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Full Frame Film Festival, and e-flux, amongst many other festivals and platforms.
Imag(en)ing the invisible As artists, we are particularly attuned to the properties of the visible realm, which we inhabit. Yet, even without straying too deep into metaphysics, we also exist in the invisible realm. Time, sound, atmosphere, even light, and the countless thoughts that we carry with us are just some of its properties. By looking at how filmmakers, poets and other artists have addressed the subject, this workshop aims to attune us to the presence of the invisible in our lives, our presence in the invisible, and ways of translating it into our own work.
Gala Canut (Barcelona, 1985) is one of those people who are known as “beings of light”. She is described as a strong and brave woman, who loves truth, emotions and beauty. When you have her in front of you, you notice that she transmits her beliefs firmly and, as a result of a very specific event in her life, she is convinced that her mission is to return to the world of fashion its most genuine tradition and show how, through it, the personal emotions of each client are represented in their dreams.
Intuitive Healing Design
I will take the group into a souls divine journey to understand the power of our intuition when we are connected. The idea is to experience how much we can heal through fashion by creating for the soul instead of for the body and by connecting with our inside world to design for the outer side.
She was born in Benevento 31 years ago, between peacock feathers and many books, and now she lives and works in Milan. She is a multifaceted designer who studied in Milan, Istanbul and New York. She graduated in 2015 at NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts), specializing in Product Design. Six years ago, she opened her own studio where she designs products for companies, unique pieces for galleries, perform actions, interiors and installations. Her approach is characterized by a deep narrative exploration: each aesthetic derives from a specific story. The form follows the message. At the base of her method there is a great poetic and formal research.