SING for NEPAL – is an arts initiative raising funds to help rebuild life after earthquake in Nepal, and to help those in need today. We are artists living and working in London organizing an exhibition in aid of crisis in Nepal.
Kira Zhigalina, Evgenia Emets and Analema Group come together to create a beautiful immersive exhibition. It is an invitation to reflect through an arts perspective on the processes taking place in the world. It is a call to meditate on the transience of human existence and the urgency of action.
SING for NEPAL website: https://singfornepal.wordpress.com/
Gofundme page: https://www.gofundme.com/artfornepal2015
Kira will present for the first time her interactive project ‘Symbiosis’ – an immersive, intimate experience, for two people at a time, that visualizes breathing into light, and her photo series ‘Drawings made by the Sea’ of ephemeral natural patterns.
Evgenia will present her graphic works and installations: from the series ‘Echo of Now’, images created for and during meditation, an installation ‘Tuning’, created through sounding, and new poetry drawings.
Analema Group will re-create KIMA – an installation and performance exploring relationships between music and vision, sound and colour. Participants will experience the artwork by using their own voice or a musical instrument and seeing sound as beautiful an ever-changing pattern. There are no spectators – everyone is a participant!
The campaign takes place online at Gofundme, and offline, on the 21st of May in London with a one-day only art exhibition: ‘Sing for Nepal’. A series of performances by London based artists will take place at Coate Studios, London.
By selling artworks the artists aim to raise funds for their chosen charity; Shechen’s Monastery ‘Earthquake Fund’, which is helping people who come directly to the monastery by giving emergency aid and relief, and in the long-term will be rebuilding damaged buildings.
Read more about how monks are helping: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/30/shechen-monastery-nepal-earthquake_n_7181860.html
Read more about funding at Shechen: http://shechen.org/2015/05/update-on-how-to-funding-shechen-nepal-earthquake-relief/
Shechen facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dilgokhyentseshechen?fref=ts
SING for NEPAL will be collecting funds online before and after the exhibition. You can donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/artfornepal2015
100% of profits from your donations collected online, and on the day of the show, will go to the charity.
We will collect cash donations at the opening of the show, please bring cash! Suggested entry donation is £7.
All artworks and prices are published at: https://singfornepal.wordpress.com/gallery/
We receive cash or cheque donations. 50% of all sales from artworks go to the charity. You can reserve artworks prior to the exhibition by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All funds will be directly transferred to Shechen Monastery after online donation programme closes.
SING for NEPAL opens on the 21st of May as part of the series of art installations ‘Artists for Nepal’ across the world to collectively raise funds through art sales. Gaynor O’Flynn came up with idea of one-day event and sent the call out to the artists across the globe.
Full listings of worldwide events at http://artistsfornepal.com/.
PROGRAMME of the evening
18.00 drinks reception
18.30 opening speech by the artists
18.30 ongoing participatory experience ‘Symbiosis’ by Kira Zhigalina
20.00 KIMA performance by Analema Group and everyone
About the Artists
Ki Ra (Kira Zhigalina) was born in Moscow, lives and works in London, UK. She works in a variety of medium including film, video, sound, installation, andholographic projection. She has created installations and visual projections for Secret Cinema, London Contemporary Orchestra, London Zoo, Musion Holographic Systems, Tate Modern, onedotzero, Vivienne Westwood show, The Leaf Label, Fruit for the Apocalypse, Unfashion Show, and the Rambert Dance Company. Her artistic interest lies primarily in examining subconscious and conscious appreciation of forms, and visualizing the space in between, where archetypes feed into representations. Her intention is to create a visual language or experience that can communicate on emotional and subconscious levels. Ki Ra won the Kinetica Award 2012, Award for Performance MAMAs 2010, and was in the top ten nominees for the Randstad Gold VJ Award in 2010.
Evgenia Emets is a visual and sound artist, born in 1979 in Poltava (Ukraine). She graduated with an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art, London in 2008. Evgenia is also the Artistic Director and founder of the Analema Group. Evgenia experiments with immersive spatial installations, questioning and pushing the boundaries of human perception. Through photography, video, laser, holographic and sound projection, she creates multi sensory environments in which participating audience may have a direct experience of intricate layers of reality, observing their own physical, psychic and emotional responses. She is currently based in London.
Analema Group is a London based arts collective, a group of artists, researchers, programmers and sound designers. Analema Group acts as a single voice, on the principle of synergy. Analema Group’s mission is to reflect on the nature of perceptual phenomena, exploring the relationships between sound, colour, light, movement and form. Analema Group presents participatory art and music filling the gap between performers and audiences. Developing an art of the future, Analema Group sends participants on a journey, enabling them to go deeper, questioning our senses, touching the boundaries of perception.
Analema Group’s core team consists of Evgenia Emets (Artistic Director), Oliver Gingrich, Alain Renaud (Sound Designer) and Marcel Schwittlick (Visual Developer) and aims to create new experiences on the intersection between art and technology. In 2014 KIMA was awarded Arts Council funding to develop the project for a wider range of audiences. Recent performances of KIMA include Kinetica Art Fair, Incloodu Deaf Arts Festival, Watermans Centre and Union Chapel Organ Project.
Address of the exhibition SING for NEPAL
37 Coate Street E2 9AG
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