.. and more amazing things happened !
oriana - flautist, founder and artistic director of Z V E Z D O L I K I, got invited to have her first solo photography show in LONDON.. ! for many year, photography has been always there, lying just underneath the surface.. ready to get exposed.. life has his own ways of manifesting :)
for more info, please visit the photography page on this site.
albi cathedral, france, 2O17
being artistic director of Z V E Z D O L I K I , an ensemble she founded in 2009, oriana got invited for an exchange trip (3 days in vitoria, san sebasti}n and bilbao) to basque country. the trip was in one word amazing. meeting lots of people.. new plans being made.. more soon !
photographer juan dopico massobrio followed us during these days and made this fantastic picture of oriana admiring anselm kiefer's fantastic "The Renowned Orders of the Night" (Die berühmten Orden der Nacht, 1997), in the guggenheim bilbao.
thank you so much for capturing this amazing moment, juan .. couldn't be any better.
kiefer portrayed himself as a lonely figure lying on dry, cracked ground beneath the immense mantle of the stars. kiefer is fascinated by the night sky and its different interpretations throughout history, particularly those describing it as a divine, mysterious kingdom recalling our origins and fate. spirituality, observes the artist, consists of "connecting with an older knowledge and trying to find continuity in the reasons why we search for heaven. the sky is an idea, a part of . . . an older knowledge. heaven is an idea, a piece of ancient internal Knowledge. it is not a physical construction."
juan also made a video with an overview of these three wonderful days :
in 2020, i started a new project for Z V E Z D O L I K I : "GroundFlour" neighbourhood concerts. this is a series of concerts in my own house in guldensporenstraat in borgerhout, antwerpen. the concerts are maximum one hour and are a mix of different art forms : music, poetyry, visual art and performance art. and course there's food too.. the magnificent lebanese finger food from Si Bon Antwerpen :)
this project is granted by District Borgerhout and Antwerpen City.
below there's also a small vid of the second GroundFlour concert with flautist Berten D'Hollander, poet Douglas Park, performance artist Miss Machine and myself.
the first concert was on september 6th 2020, then there was the c*r*n*a break, so it restarted on june 13th 2021. next dates are november 7th and december .19th, both at 3 pm, both free entrance.
to find out more about program details, please check www.zvezdoliki.be/groundflour.
see you !
i'm working on the continuation of Z V E Z D O L I K I 's project "GroundFlour", in our home base in guldensporentraat, borgerhout. after having to cancel twice; we are happy to continue this beautiful project. contacting people, discussing dates,... more info soon !
some really great news ! the corona proof Z V E Z D O L I K I project "GroundFlour" has been granted by both Borgerhout District and the City of Antwerp. olé !
kick off for this uniting project is on September 2020 at 3pm and will be a collab between poet Douglas Park, pianist/composer Fabian Fiorini and myself.
free entrance !
march the 8th earlier this year, the Virago Symphony Orchestra (a professional all-women orchestra based in Antwerp) played its maiden concert in Koningin Elisabethzaal Antwerp : full house !!
it was a wonderful experience, such a fantastic group of people.
we even made it to the national news on Vrt !
more to come on September 19th and 20th, I will keep you posted.
douglas park and i are featured on photographer andré smits' website "artist in the world".
the picture will be part of the exhibition "Section Anversoise du Bureau Belge de l'Office Central pour la Documentation Artistique Locale et Internationale" , Vlaamse Kaai 47 , Antwerp , opening on September 14th.
march 23rd at 4 pm in AMUZ (kammenstraat 81 - 2000 antwerpen) | firstname.lastname@example.org
more info HERE :)
with support from stad antwerpen, district borgerhout, crescendo music, ProArte