TANDAVA MEDITATION BRUNCH @ The Monastery

TANDAVA MEDITATION BRUNCH @ The Monastery

Sunday, 25th of February 2018, 10.30-14h. Kids welcome!

Start your Sunday with a nice, soft movement Tandava meditation, and then join us for a shared brunch.

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The Tandava is a practice from the Kashmir tantra tradition: with gentle movement you tune into the vibration of the space around you. You give over to the waves of energy moving through you, dissolving the boundaries between you and the world. In the second phase of the meditation we use music to help your flow to come to full bloom.

 

For the brunch, you can just come and then you pay a small contribution, or you can add some food to the table. Let us know if you come on studiolalimite@gmail.com.

mobile MNSTRY

9-22 November 2015 / Abbeye of Forest, orgnized by Elle/Bureau d’Espoir

To become a MNK for the whole period (30/10-22/11), only for the workshop (9-22/11), or for a shorter period of time, write a mail to hope@bureaudespoir.org.

The Mobile MNSTRY (Monastery, Ministery, Monster-y) is a collective location project, organised in and around the previous Abbeye of Forest. The MNSTRY will install a temporary (monastic) community that lives and works within a limited area, following a shared time score and accepting the rule of poverty for the duration of the workshop. Continue reading “mobile MNSTRY”

food & hunger (2012)

FOOD & HUNGER
Marcella.B & Elke Van Campenhout

1) Food and art production

Knowing about food and where our foods come from, or even knowing what exactly it is we are eating, has been the leveller for a new movement of engaged and interested citizens-artists who want to come to an understanding of the different factors that are running the all-encompassing trade of our alimentary products. Talking about global food production, we must come to the conclusion that making ‘healthy’ decisions is an almost impossible task. Faced with the everyday realities of food miles, (the lack of) farmer’s organization or union support, the huge gap in economic power between the industrialized mega-states and the (often poor) production regions, the carbon footprint of global distribution, the non-ecological industrialized farming methods and the subsequent constant production of toxins, the limited range of possibilities of the ‘fair trade’ label etc, we come to the conclusion that eating healthily and taking care of your body does not necessarily mean you are taking care of the community nor the environment. Taking into account the situation of the workers that are producing your food for less than the money they put into their work, as a direct result of the so-called ‘free trade’ (but heavily subsidized) food policies promoted by the strong industrial food powers, it is hard to find your way around the shopping isles of your supermarket. But even the neighborhood shop or farmer’s market is not above suspicion. In the food industry nothing is what it seems. Continue reading “food & hunger (2012)”

the tender institute (2012)

AN INSTITUTE IN SITU
Elke Van Campenhout
Who’s afraid of the Institute?
In the whirlwind of changing subsidy policies, and political crisis, the Institute has become a
partner to be mistrusted. Paraphrasing Dorothy Parker you could say that the Institute in most
contemporary engaged art practices is ‘not one to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown
with great force.’ What has become clear from all the waves of institutional critique that have
fueled the visual arts production in the last decennia, is the Institute’s extreme flexibility to
reinvent itself, to recuperate and produce the ruling discourses, in a constant craving for the
new. The Institute in this understanding has become synonymous with capital power struggles,
with normative regulation of the arts scene, and with an unsavory attachment to a global
economy that creates and sustains inequality, poor labor conditions and a sanctimonious elitist
attitude towards knowledge and its distribution.
Continue reading “the tender institute (2012)”