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Events around Lake House Arts Centre
Takapuna Waste Free Parenting Workshop - With Kate Meads
Wednesday 9:30am (31 October)
Takapuna War Memorial Hall, Takapuna
Broadway Squad presents Seussical JR
Thursday 6:00pm (08 November)
Takapuna Grammar School, North Shore
End of Year Prizegving - International grades
Saturday 5:30pm (01 September)
Glenfield Rugby League Club, Auckland
$20 Pop-in Photo Day - Glenfield
Monday 10:00am (25 June)
Glenfield Community Centre, Glenfield
The Takapuna Business Network Board Room Meeting
Friday 7:00am (14 September)
Pupuke Golf Club, Campbells Bay
The Takapuna Business Network Work Room Meeting
Friday 7:00am (28 September)
Pupuke Golf Club, Campbells Bay
Metalaxis - Spiros Poros
When?Start time: Monday 6:00pm (28 May)
End time: Saturday 3:00pm (16 June)
One goes to nothingness
On the path you will see the sun”
When one tries to talk about life and death, we know from time to time he is moving into unfamiliar waters. We seem to lack real answers for the greatest issues and question of our lives. We never cease to search.
“We are made up of the material that dreams are made of, and our little life is surrounded by sleep”. ~ Shakespeare
This is a concept which occupies not only individuals but for whole cultures as well. Depending on time and place, cultures interact with the issue of life and death in ways that present similarities to that of the individual, with unique differences between civilizations.
In Egypt, pharaohs were being buried with their material possessions, believing in the continuation of as if it were unchanging.
In Greece, there were conflicting theories and views, depending on the historical period and region. Ancient Athenians had the custom of anointing young women before they were married, and at their death if they were unmarried. Both, as rites of passage. The oil used was kept in a white vase called a lekythos, on which was painted a colorful representation depicting the dead in the underworld. It was placed over their graves. We are fortunate to enjoy a few masterpieces from this custom, apart from it’s utilitarian significance. We see it as a text, a question, and an attempt to answer.
Thoughts of the afterlife are a part of our common life, (universal) of our reason and of our judgement.
We wonder, who really can talk about the boundaries of life and death? How does the one exist in tandem with the other? Where does one stop, and then begins the other?
What is left to us, in the mystery of this world, of what comprises life and death, and how these two phenomena communicate with one another, as a single point of currency, is the body.
The body, its breath, its movement, its pain, its needs and desires, Isi all we have to understand what is left ( What do you mean by what is left?)
Our will for strength, for beauty, for passing into a world where destruction will not condemn us to obscurity, is depicted through the operation of the body, and how it is immersed in art and a reflection of the human experience.
The desire for the land of incorruptibility, of eternity, makes us apprehend the moment, to make it immortal.
The body is the point where one can either move on without it, or else nothing else is there anymore
Within this adventure of our battle with death, the creative process works uniquely in the moment with the power to relate the past and the future, giving the feeling of continuity, which may be the only form of immortality.
The only thing these things have in common is man. His life, his death, his body as a field of encounter of life and death, his body as a vehicle that moves through the passage between non existence, then life, and ultimately death.
And all this happens in our desperate attempt to fight against the ignorance, and the futility we are condemned to, from the beginning to the end of our life.
In our sacred and desperate attempt to give a personal meaning to a world that stands firm on meaningfulness, we find we desire to be where beauty and silence themselves want to save something under the sun.