ARCHITECT STEINER AND GOD
INDIGO CHILD* TAMBET
HARRY PYE'S POSTCARD FROM LONDON
TARKOVSKY AND HIS VISION
CONTINUATION OF A DREAM
FRIEZE ART FAIR GAME
Dear Reader, you are holding the seventh issue of Epifanio. Number 7 is associated with fairy tales and mysticism. The quality connecting the texts and pictures in this issue is spirituality, that is often present in fairy tales too. It manifests in very different ways.
Here is the interview with our cover boy, the indigo child Tambet Maidra. He freely talks to trees and bushes, and communicates with different spiritual creatures. There are no walls keeping the boy from moving from one parallel universe to another. Vilen Künnapu has written an essay about architect Steiner, who managed to get rid of drug addiction after a long struggle and started perceiving the world as an energetic whole. The poet Andrus Elbing who was recently released from Tartu Prison writes new rap texts about the tangible as well as the invisible. Annika Haas, Age Peterson and Birgit Püve photographed the centuries-old traditions, customs and rituals of the Old Believers in villages on the shores the Lake Peipsi, and also founded a new centre for culture there, called ambulARToorium. Harry Pye posts a new postcard from London, examining new art fairs Frieze Art Fair, Zoo Art Fair, Free Art Fair and The Future Can Wait. Mart Aas tells us his long-time secret wish – to create a synergic environment, where a cosy café and a quality theatre meet in the best possible way. Kiwa sums up what music means to him. Mathura writes about Andrei Tarkovsky’s spiritual beliefs that are not often revealed. The artist of this issue is Toomas Altnurme – a Southern and Oriental sculptor-painter on a desolate Northern cultural landscape. This time Richard Brautigan does not write about pine needles, but two snowflakes that fell in his home yard in the manner of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
What else could we do, better and in various ways, so that nobody would be miserable? From the Editor’s perspective, I think we should create a web page for Epifanio in the near future, to make the cultural newspaper more easily accessible to people here and elsewhere.
August Künnapu / editor
August Künnapu. August. Acrylic on canvas, 2007.