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Kamēr Totaldobže mākslas centrs
nebūs jaunās patstāvīgās telpās, tikmēr pasākumi tiks organizēti dažādās vietās Rīgā un ārpus tās robežām

While Totaldobze Art Centre has not got a new permanent venue, the events will be organised in different venues aroud Riga and outside



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Brīvā plūsma: sevis noskaņošana radīšanai

Free Flow: the creativity cultivating session

23 – 30/08 Tāšu muižā, Grobiņas novadā / in Tāšu manor, in Latvia

Moderators / Moderator
WOOGURU (Seoul/Berlin)

Piedalās / Participants
Valentina Černiauskaite (LT), Kristīne Daukšte (LV), Lia Gusein-Zade (RU/IT), Nelly Hakkarainen (FI), Židrija Janušaitė (LT), Alberto Monteraz (SP), НУНЭ (RU), Ricardas (LT), Evgenia Sizmina (RU), Mārtiņš Sprūds (LV), Eva Vēvere (LV)



Free Flow: the creativity cultivating session led by Wooguru

Concept

_The Free Flow method aims to revitalize an innate sense connecting through body and mind and nature by maximizing the musicality of body that deriving from breathing movements. The human body is the first place where all sorts of human activities originate in. And fundamentally, the body is unified with its mind that includes creativity, intelligence, emotions and spontaneity. And creativity is among the most distinct nature of us that defines what a human being is, because mankind has to maximize its creation capability to survive in wild due to its vulnerability of body. Therefore, the human body is where creativity was born. And technically, the body is that only can be sustained by constant physical movements in interaction with nature such as breathing and heart beating. Accordingly, all kinds of creation and creativity itself cannot be explained apart from profound understanding of the human body and its physical movements.
_Art had occurred at the point where the human lost its innate freedom for the rejection of its given destiny in wild, the concept of work had been created. On that point, a human being puts itself in a permanent state of struggle for its freedom. Then art radically represents what a human being lost permanently. Thus, the essence of creativity can be defined as the constant desire towards being free from all limitations.
_But the human is a part of nature that is unable to be free from the principle of nature. Therefore, the human has to deliberately find the way to be harmonized with nature however the natural flow connecting through body and mind and nature has been being destroyed by the human with a sense of disconnection to nature. Accordingly, a human being’s act of creation has a strong tendency to only focus on taking the energy from nature, not to embrace nature as it is. And this tendency is reflected on the body and its movements.
_in inhalation of air, the body is taking the energy and getting stretched and tensed. In contrast, in exhalation, the body is pushing the energy out of the body and getting released. And this state of being relaxed gives more spaces to all body parts and lets energy flow throughout a whole body. And spontaneously, all body parts are placed on the right places. Therefore for the most natural and efficient movement, the body should be in a balance between tension and relaxation, because the body is that only can take energy back as much as it is emptied and relaxed. The body that is composed up to 60% of water functions like the water flow. And the water in a body technically plays a key role in delivering energy that makes a body move. Thus, a physical capability is maximized when a body follows the principle of nature. So, I as a choreographer dedicate myself to find a balance between human body and nature and to realize how we are connected with nature.

Free Flow workshop: creativity cultivating for performing artists & musicians
(Radical body movements training + Creativity cultivating session for performing artists and musicians)
https://vimeo.com/158766205 final presentation #1 Latvijas Kultūras Akadēmija in dance department in Riga

_The flow as a core principle of activity of life The energy what makes a human body move is generated by breathing movements. Therefore for the most natural movements, the energy should be delivered properly from the core to the all extremities of a body. And technically, a human body is composed up to 60% of water what is constantly flowing and giving momentum on a body. Thus, we as movers should be aware of the energy flow and to learn how to follow the innate flow to set us free from the obsession with controlling a body. The human body is not subordinate to its intelligence and consciousness. Every single cell equally contributes to its life as a part of nature. But in the contemporary world that is highly dependent on the fast advancement of technology, it is hard to keep an innate balance of body due to the heavy dependency on the seeing sense what directly stimulates brain activity that enhancing the capability of data processing. Accordingly, the heavy dependency on the seeing sense retards development of the other senses of body and eventually causes unbalance between thinking and practice. And the solution to recover the balance can be found in foundation of body. Technically, the auditory sense is the more decisive and dominant sense for body movements than the seeing sense, because sound is the first sensation that is derived from the breathing movements, the essential activity of life. Accordingly, auditory sense takes a key role to keeping the body balance for the natural movements. Therefore, the aim of the radical body movement training is to reach the state of being balanced towards the essence of being, because the recovered sense of body is cohesively linked to the high self-awareness, the fertile ground of creativity. Thus in the following creativity cultivating session, the sound deriving from body movements leads the exploration of innate creativity as the core substance connecting through body and mind.

    1/Radical body movement training
    (1)Relaxing a body by using its own weight

    All human movements begin from breathing movements. To move in the most natural way, a human should move with the energy generated by breathing. In other words, all body parts but the core of body related with breathing movements should be relaxed until the energy reaches there. Therefore, the training firstly focuses on how to release a human body for the organic movements.

    (2)Inhalation of air and a sensation on the back muscles
    During inhalation of air, the body is taking the energy from the air and getting stretched and tensed.

    (3)Exhalation of air and a pushing out sensation
    During exhalation of air, a body is pushing the energy out of the body and getting released. #this up and down motion is the foundation of human movements. And this is the origin of the innate flow and rhythm. And technically, the quality of body movement is determined by how the body moves in its flow and rhythm. And plus, everyone has their own flow and rhythm as there is no same body shape and personality. Therefore, everybody has to find their own flow and rhythm to exist as they are.

1) Breathing movements to follow the body flow based on the up-and-down motion
2) Body relaxation technique by using its own weight and structures
3) walking with energy from the core + understanding about the concept of core
4) enhancing the physical connection between the core and knees
5) energy releasing to take energy, to move naturally, efficiently
6) drop jump for enhancing the ability of the core control
7) jumping and running
8) leaning on each other for better understanding about the core control
9) shaping with the energy flow on the spot
10) walking/ running with rhythm to understand about the origin of rhythm
11) moving with the flow to reduce the dependency on the seeing sense
12) dancing with the innate musicality

    2/the creativity cultivating session
    #Shape, Tempo and Sound

    The creativity cultivating session is carried out under the theme of Shape, Tempo and Sound.
    (1)Shape: exploring of the range of body movement with simple motions
    One simple motion led by one body part in one breath that leads the first exploration of body movements that intends to give movers a new perception of body as an aesthetic substance. The movers are encouraged to let a certain shape rooted in an individual body come out by following their breathing, not to materialize existing shapes. Every individual has a different body therefore the outcomes of each individual cannot be the same. And the repetition of a simple motif naturally increases the concentration level on a body and its flow. The technical aim is to build one simple motion in flow, perfectly. Art should be come out from a creator’s body itself and be developed step by step from the new foundation rooted in its body.
    (2)Tempo: giving edge on body movements Rhythm is that can be defined as the tempo of breathing. Therefore, any human being able to breathe can create its own rhythm for its own movements wholly based on its body. So, artist who creates its own things should be in control of its breathing. Under the theme of Tempo, movers experiment various way of breathing and eventually create their own rhythm. And technically, the rhythm is the vitality what makes a human body move naturally, efficiently. And rhythm directly reflects mover’s everything because it is wholly dependent on breathing movements. Accordingly, the mover can learn how its personality is exposed and how to control its body.
    (3)Sound: Enhancing the capability of the auditory sense (Excerpt from above, the general description) Technically, the auditory sense is the more decisive and dominant sense for body movements than the seeing sense, because sound is the first sensation that is derived from the breathing movements, the essential activity of life. Accordingly, auditory sense takes a key role to keeping the body balance for the natural movements.
    (1)Listening training with musical instrument
    (2)Listen-and-move training with a partner
    (3)Voice and body: how to make the quality sound

    *Duo work: breathing together, being together
    The core of collaboration is to learn how to breathe together, to be together with others in a same place. Simply, this is about coexisting. Therefore for an equal and harmonized collaboration, each creator has to be capable to control their breathing.
    (1)Exploring of the range of body movement with a partner in physical contact
    (2)Giving a natural tempo on the simple motion with a partner in physical contact
    (3)Creating a short phrase with a simple motif

    *6 days: the required period for one basic session
    Each working day is conducted with a specific motif.
    (1) Day#1:breathing
    (2) Day#2:walking:footactivation
    (3) Day#3:jumping
    (4) Day#4:beingtogether
    (5) Day #5: refining individual& group works
    (6) Day#6:presentation


Photo by Dario-Jacopo Laganà

Video Links

http://wooguru.org

#Final presentation documentation of FREE FLOW: the co-educational session
https://vimeo.com/158766205
#1 Latvijas Kultūras Akadēmija in dance department in Riga/ Latvia

#Free Flow solo dance work videos
https://vimeo.com/158669324
Free Flow in Riga/ Latvia March 2016
https://vimeo.com/108653493 Free Flow in Resonanz_Körper Festival/ Frankfurt Am Main Oct. 2014

#Absence of Sound: the project re-interpreting Cold War history with body movements
https://vimeo.com/175615187
#3 Bridge(part2) at Bösebrucke/ Bornholmer Straße in Berlin 18th July 2016
https://vimeo.com/175612281
#3 Bridge(part1) at Bösebrucke/ Bornholmer Straße in Berlin 18th July 2016
https://vimeo.com/161157866
#2 Static at Ernst Thälmann park/ Berlin March 2016
https://vimeo.com/149151295
#1 Detained at a former Stasi complex in Berlin Dec. 2015

CV + contact details

Wooguru (real name: Hyungwoo Kwon/ 1981 born in Seoul, South Korea)
Dancer / Choreographer
wooguru@gmail.com
https://wooguru.org
Currently based in Berlin, Germany

: Free Flow: Workshop/ Creativity Cultivating session/ Artist Residency/ Community Art project

2016 Free Flow creativity cultivating session #1 in Riga/ Latvia
2016 Free Flow creativity cultivating session #2 in Kaunas/ Lithuania
2016 Free Flow self-recovery workshop at NON gallery, Berlin/ Germany
2016 Free Flow profit training in Tampere/ Finland (15th-18th August)
2016 Free Flow Artist Residency #1 at Tāšu manor/ Latvia (23th-30th August)
2016 Free Flow Community Art Project #1 in Zagare/ Lithuania (5th-11th September)
2016 Free Flow creativity cultivating session #3 in Bergen/ Norway (19th-30th September)
2016 Free Flow creativity cultivating session #4 in Seoul/ Korea (15th Nov.-15th December)

: Free Flow: dance performance/ solo & duet with Nelly Hakkarainen
2014 TanzTage Berlin http://www.sophiensaele.com/produktionen.php?IDstueck=1209&hl=de
2014 Resonanz_Körper Festival_in Frankfurt (Main) http://aussenwelt.org/festival/line-up/
2015 Moving Poets Festival in Charlotte/ USA http://www.movingpoets.org/
2015 Urban Poetry Festival in Riga/Latvia http://www.totaldobze.com/
2015 Zagare Fringe Festival in Lithuania (duet) http://zagarefringe.weebly.com/
2015 Seoul Art Space Mullae (duet)
2016 Free Flow at Kultūras centrs Kaņepes in Riga/ Latvia
2016 Spira(l) festival in Kaunas/ Lithuania
2016 Free Flow in Hardbakka ruins project in Bergen/ Norway
2016 Gothenburg fringe festival in Göteburg/ Sweden (duet/ 19th-20th August)

_Artist Residency
2016 Seoul Dance Center AIR in Seoul/ Korea (from 15th Nov. to 15th Dec.) dancenter@sfac.or.kr
2016 Hardbakka ruins project in Bergen/ Norway http://hardbakkaruins.wix.com/bergen
2014 Contemporary Art Center Haywood in Troy, NY USA http://www.cactroy.org/about.php
2014 Atalaia residency in Portugal http://atalaiaartes.weebly.com/
2013 Verdecoprente in Terni, Italy http://verdecoprente.com
2013 HomeBase Build in Berlin http://homebaseproject.org/
2011 MAP_ artistic incubating system by Seoul Foundation Art and Culture

_Grounded: duet with Nelly Hakkarainen/ by Wooguru/ choreography, performing
2014 10 times 6 in Berlin http://www.ada-studio.de/pages/tentsix.html
2014 100Grad Berlin https://www.facebook.com/100GradBerlin
2014 Grey Cube Festival in Helsinki http://greycubegalleriat.tumblr.com/

_The Free Dance: solo works by Wooguru/ choreography, performing
2014 Lake Studio Berlin http://lakestudiosberlin.wix.com/lake-studios-berlin#!past/c17t8
2014 Nomad Gallery Berlin
2014 Del Rex in Berlin with Seamus O’ Donnell
2014 Experimental Monday with Seamus O’ Donnell in Madam Claude in Berlin
2013 Platoon Berlin for its interdisciplinary project 'salon revolutionär' http://platoon.org
2013 Verdecoprente Festival in Terni/ Italy, following A.I.R http://verdecoprente.com/
2013 Das unmögliche Haus Festival in Berlin
2013 Molt! International Exhibition in Berlin http://www.zonadynamic.com/
2013 Invisible Drawing with Christina Cheung http://invisibledrawings.blogspot.de/
2013 Border Cities & New Identities in Suceava, Romania
2012 Medea Electronique in Athens http://www.medeaelectronique.com
2012 Bonninale Festival in Loop hole Berlin
2012 Experimental Monday in Madam Claude in Berlin
2012 Mullae Art Festival in Seoul/ Korea
2012 Lowrise in Seoul/ Korea
2011 Jung Da Bang in Seoul/ Korea
2011 Geek in Seoul/ Korea
2010 Dokkebi Award_ final list in Chuncheon/ Korea
2008 Gallery HUT in Seoul/ Korea

_Workshop
2016 Choreolab Europe in Amsterdam/ Netherland
2015 IMPACT 15 by PACT Zollverein in Essen/ Germany
2014 Choreography Coding Lab by NODE forum & Motion Bank in Berlin/ Germany

_Articles in newspaper and art magazines
2015 Charlotte observer http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article19049388.html
2014 TanzRaumBerlin http://tanzraumberlin.de/Magazin-Artikel--435-1.html?id=503
2014 TanzForumBerlin http://tanzforumberlin.de/trailer632.php
2013 Peripheral ARTeries http://issuu.com/artpress/docs/peripheral_arteries_art_review_-_may_2013/45
2012 Stigmart http://stigmart.weebly.com

_Education and others
2007-2010 worked as a freelance designer Collaboration with ADIDAS, Fubu, Skono and so on
2008 BA Hanyang Univ. textile and clothing
2007 began to dance on the street

Tāši manor


The manor is located 20 km from the third biggest city in Latvija – Liepāja, which is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the West of Latvia.

Tāši (Telse) manor was first mentioned in written sources in 1501. From 1641 to the middle of the 19th century, the estate was owned by the von Korffs` family. During that time the building of the centre of the manor was completed. The manor house was built in 1734, but rebuilt in the middle of the 19th century. Valuable baroque-style fireplaces, the stone portal of the main entrance and some other things have still remained. The first floor of the main building was built in the 60ties of the 18th century, while the second floor - in 1778.

The former centre of the manor is surrounded by 10 hectares of historic greenery.

From year 2000, the conservation and restoration work of the building complex has been carried out by its tenants architect Kristīne Veinberga and restaurator Juris Zviedrāns.

In 2007 Totaldobže Art Centre organized the art symposium Changing Felt. Since 2014 Totaldobže Art Centre has started to organize artist workshops and other kind of gathering every summer.

In Tāši there are just a building belonging to the complex of the manor. There is an internet, but there are no shops nearby, however its possible to arrange the season vegetables, eggs, cow milk, sour creme, goat milk and cheese from neighbours. The nearest public transport to Liepāja is 6 km far.

Its a perfect place if you need to escape from the everyday run and need a piecefull atmosphere, however also in this remote place you will find a lot of things happening.

In one direction in 30 min walking distance there is lake with boat hire and other direction – horse ride.


Photo by Mārtiņš Sīlis


Photo by Mārtiņš Sīlis

Photo by Mārtiņš Sīlis


Photo by Mārtiņš Sīlis


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Photo by Kaspars Lielgalvis


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