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the elephant in the room is culture, and the land that shapes it


Essay (4291 words) - by HA!Man

5 February 2021

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HA!ART
creations with an aesthetic bent

FACES

I took an online course in figure drawing. these are seven faces i drew each day of the past week. faces exercises in drawing faces showing feeling. or faces of which i could find feeling, without which i cannot draw (JD Feb 2021)
08 DRAWINGS 1-2 aesthetic 7 drawings

gattelik

sak af na die stilte waar die windgattiglike wind praat sonder twyfel (HM Feb 2021)
03 GEDIGTE 1-1 primordiaal A4 handgeskrewe

Stroll

One of the Xhosa song motives given to me by the late soprano Nolufefe Mtshabe to rework in symphonic terms. This one strolls along gently, builds climactically and eases back again. (with HM March 2008)
06 RECORDINGS 3-3 all-embracing 06:37

straight into your eyes

a graphite experiment with shadows - a young ,man's face and the feeling it evokes (JD Feb 2021)
08 DRAWINGS 3-1 emotive  

piano improvisation #1 at Turckstraat 10

improvising on Joke's piano in Turckstraat, Antwerp - hyper sturm und drang (HM Jun 2013)
11 VIDEO 1-2 aesthetic 10:24

bird becoming

minimal spontaneous hand suggestive of bird beginnings (HM May 2019)
08 DRAWINGS 1-1 minimal  
HA!MIND
issue-driven and food-for-thought creations

illusion

what came out between myself and Christopher Pressing in Chicago, with an array of sound making objects and a text by Ludwig Wittgenstein. In this first of five pieces, the word illusion features in sometimes humerous ways (Oct 2015)

06 RECORDINGS

2-1 experimental

07:32

The You

look around. listen. watch. a thousand messages about and for You. every hour, every day. all lies. and yet we keep believing the God of our times. (HM Feb 2021)

02 POEMS

3-2 festive

870 words

dialogue between a madman and a madman

madness as the result of emotional deprivation. one taking refuge in the right brain, the other in the left (HM Feb 2021)

05 PROSE

2-1 philosophical

1102 words

china

china - a few images of my only visit to China (Shanghai) that could be saved from many that went lost through a hard drive crash. A tale of the old and the new. (HM Apr 2007)

10 SLIDESHOWS

3-3 communal

9 pictures

Wisdom Search (1)
wisdom, knowledge and information

comparing information with knowledge with wisdom, and reflecting on the nature of wisdom and how we have become so far removed from it (HM Dec 2012)

01 ESSAYS

0 explanatory

919 words

SITRAP 210121
Trump, car crashes and boredom

after both Biden and Trump's speeches i was reminded of running after car crashes as a child. why do i still watch car crashes on YouTube? why am i a bit sad that Trump is leaving? and yet i cried as i welcomed boredom (HM Jan 2021)

01 ESSAYS

3-3 politics, human condition 34774 by hand
HA!LIFE
creations drawing from daily life, on the road and stage

Relentless Tears

with text about finding and losing oneself in darkness, the drifting and wailing soundtrack is accompanied by solitary visuals of our visit to Sharjah, UAE.(HM, JD and ML Feb 2021)

11 VIDEO

3-1 emotive

07:17

Questions of Spirituality
1 - Stories of faith

introducing a series of essays on my own story around faith and spirituality, as it relates to general issues of faith. (HM March 2014)

01 ESSAYS

1-3 spirituality, connection

739 words

so lunch it is

written in a coffee shop after a tense conversation (HM Oct 2011)

02 POEMS

1-3 relational

152 words

Hitch-Hiking Years (4)
On the people that picked me up

the fourth recollection of incidents during my hitch-hiking years (1991-1999), I was given lifts by a wide array of people. This chapter opens the lid on some of these benefactors and the anecdotes that stayed with me. (HM Feb 2021)

05 PROSE

2-2 sciences, objectivity

4031 words

cello improv 080725

i received a neat applause for this one. some bravura elements during a rather energetic dis-play. no idea where this was! (HM Jul 2008)

06 RECORDINGS

3-3 all-embracing

06:29

three women in yellow dresses

where to find the hope in these strange times? sometimes, it's right in front of you (JD Jan 2021)

02 POEMS

1-3 relational

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