Manifesting our connection with the elemental forces of Nature
was the original purpose of art.
We artists strive to reveal what gives us a sense of being alive.
We seek out the sources which nourish the Spirit...
Speaking the language of poetry, music and art, the language of the soul,
we move people thus catalyzing shifts in values.
Telling our stories imagination comes alive, we begin to see, feel and hear a possible harmony.
Imagination leads to action.
Imagination is wild and born in the Wild.
When I am in the wild I belong.
I am the growling of the bear.
I am the bellow of the deer.
I am the song of the water.
We listen to the songs of the earth,
we sing our songs for the trees, for the water, for the birds.
We are currently creating a Manga Opera, the Saga of an ordinary man who travels the path leading from confusion and loss of self, to successive levels of initiation. He is lead on this path by Freyja, the Norse goddess of initiation…
The story tells the encounter of a boy and a bear, as the boy sets out to become a man. While Antony tells the story, Nadine animates shadows in our pop-up theatre. The images she created to illustrate the story are minimalistic. The shadow theatre speaks to us on an unconscious level. Nadine wears a tree costume and appears as a shadow as she animates the scenes.
Music is the link between the intangible and the tangible, between the vastness of the cosmos and the earth beneath our feet, between solitude and the longing of the heart.
Water the Element of Life
We chose the water gyre as the symbol for our artistic project.
Water is the element which feeds, connects and harmonises every form of life on earth. It is the sensitive medium which allows both cosmic and local energies to become manifest: ocean gyres resulting from the rotation of the earth, tides from the pull of the moon...
Water is the medium of dreams, the unconscious, the imaginary. May our imagination flow through the oceans, the rivers, the glaciers, the clouds, the mist, the dew, the waterfalls and the fountains.
The Gyre is the most basic form which water
adopts in many circumstances. The gyre
symbolises the constant cycle of repetition
and transformation of the forces which
animate the Cosmos…
WHO WE ARE
Antony Hequet is a poet and composer, both French and American. Poet of the oral tradi-
tion, Antony studied Siberian Qi Gong and Chinese internal martial arts in order to
develop his voice, his presence and his balance. After studying Jazz at Cornish Institute in Seattle with bass player Gary Peacock, Antony completed his studies at New York University: physics of sound, studio techniques, acoustics, analog synthesis, digital work stations, piano, ear training.
He is the producer, the author and the composer of a number of trans medial operas which were given in unusual locations such as the Uffizi Museum and Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, the « Château de Châteaudun » France, along the Loire River near Blois, Plateau du Retord - Ain, France, Funkhaus Berlin Germany…
Foto: Walter Wetzler
Nadine Rennert is a visual artist based in Berlin. She got her master degree at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Her works contains sculpture and installation as well as drawing and photography. Her intension is to relate internal mental experiences to external expressions in her art. Through her art she shares her explorations with the audience and encourages them to follow their own investigations.
Nadine has received several grants and residencies. She showed her work in solo and group shows in Germany and abroad. She published catalogues about her sculptures.