"Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances." (MAYA ANGELOU)
"Rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul." (PLATO)
A remarkable one day conference this month in Leeds Beckett University explored the extended power of rhythm, synchrony and flow. Its power to heal and improve wellbeing in the context of disorder and disharmony. And its power to inspire and illuminate in the context of creativity and the imagination.
A panel of world leading experts and practitioners from diverse corners of academia and the creative arts came together to share their unique insights from their remarkable work on this vital topic. Abstracts can be downloaded HERE.
Image Credit: A girl is dancing with long scarves tied to her waist. Coloured lithograph. Credit: Wellcome Collection
Perhaps it is a bit of both.
Marvelous Mischief. Mischievous Marvel.
An 'ordered disorder' cocktail. The perfect anecdote for a mind in stupor.
By Luigi Serafini
(Originally published in 1981)
For more information:
(a) 2013 WIRED interview with the artist
(b) 2015 BIRD IN FLIGHT interview with the artist
(c) Peruse the book on YouTube
This is ...
an entirely unstructured & zany exploration of all things that are or could be relevant to understanding the human imagination.