THE NATURE OF ARCHITECTURE
WHAT IS DANCE?
Eve Apro, Aharona Israel
HARRY PYE’s POSTCARD FROM LONDON
THEATRE IS REALITY, FILM IS ILLUSION
FASHION AND LIFE
Reet Ragini Aus
ILLUMINATING THE SHADOW WITHOUT DAZZLING IT
INTERVIEW WITH URSULA LIBLIKAS
PAINTINGS BY GUY ALLOTT
“Because we live in such a mind-dominated culture, most modern art, architecture, music and literature are devoid of beauty, of inner essence, with very few exceptions. The reason is that people who create those things cannot - even for a moment - free themselves from their mind. So they are never in touch with that place within where true creativity and beauty arise,” writes Eckhart Tolle in his book “The Power of NOW. A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment” (Hodder&Stoughton, 1999). As a rule, man uses only a fraction of what he is really capable of.
I am of the opinion that the rare inner buzz after a successful creative act emerges in co-operation with cosmic energy. For example my painting process is thoroughly spontaneous – the colour scheme and composition derive from the inner feeling of the moment, and I never know what the outcome would be.
The second issue of Epifanio tackles in a positive manner and a simple language of an essay about various cultural topics and the essence of life. The English writer and curator Harry Pye gives an overview of the art events in South London, including the painting exhibition of Mathias Kauage from Papua New Guinea where the contemporary urban life mixes with the cosy images of childhood in the artist’s home village. Eve Arpo, Aharona Israel and Rain Saukas describe the nature of dance through the ages. Writing about fashion and life, Reet Aus acknowledges that we should always be honest to ourselves and the others. Juhan Ulfsak compares film and theatre, preferring the latter as it takes place directly, and finds common features with performance art. Vilen Künnapu tackles the nature of architecture that reflects what lies beyond. Leena Torim writes about marshes, on the basis of the invisible Tondi bog and the visible Kuresoo bog.
The current issue concludes, most fittingly, with the interview about the essence of life with the witch Ursula Liblik who advises to believe both in yourself and the others, because the others believe in their faith. Finally, a poem by her:
The essence of essence
THE ESSENCE OF ESSENCE
FROM THE BEGINNING OF TIMES
YOU ARE EXPERIENCE
YOU ARE RESULT
TO BE MAY BE EXPERIENCING
TO BE MAY BE ESSENCE
TO BE MAY BE THE ESSENCE OF THE BEGINNING OF TIMES