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the power of subtle twists and tweaks


Video (3min 53sec) - by HA!Man

7 June 2020

N E W..R E L E A S E S

 

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HA!ART
creations with an aesthetic bend

a new wind is blowing

improvised string sound, midday, in a flat on Natal south coast, tropical air.. while a friend has broken through to a truer self. harmonies like waves of the sea.. (HM Dec 2014)
06 RECORDINGS 1-3 spiritual 04:32

my longing

hand drawing with text - the poem, "my longing." all that needs to be known covers itself between the petals of this flower.. (JD Jan 2021)
08 DRAWINGS 3-1 emotive  

park & film
Chintsa farm road

the wealth of what the eye can find in a limited radius from where a travelling car has been parked. music and video effects added. the spot is near Chintsa, a coastal town in the Eastern Cape province (HM Jan 2021)
11 VIDEO 2-2 observant 06:20

embrace in dark

how a deep embrace flowers, seeds, emerges from the dark. mixed media drawing (JD Jan 2021)
08 DRAWINGS 1-3 serene  

the long echo

allowing a "large hall" reverb to inspire a cello improvisation, or an expressive meditation, that leads into a pizzicato andante. soft padding and a deep bass embrace harmonically (HM Dec 2020)
06 RECORDINGS 3-1 flowing feeling 07:37

under cover

spontaneous hand drawing that resulted in a dense oval structure overhanging a layer of figurative lines (HM Aug 2016)
08 DRAWINGS 2-3 mechanical  
HA!MIND
issue-driven and food-for-thought creations

crying

thoughts on crying, how it can be much more than the tears of pain and sorrow (HM Jan 2021)

01 ESSAYS

3-1 ethics, justice on A4 by hand

face the facts

there is a certain simplicity and constructiveness about facts. and a deadpan look in facing them (HM Jan 2021)

08 DRAWINGS

2-3 mechanical  

sex

it is there. it is everywhere. easily forgotten (HM Dec 2020)

02 POEMS

1-1 primal 176 words

IMPROVISATION NOW Part 7
the healing power of improvisation

the seventh installment - the healing power of improvisation. how improvisation as an act of expressive flow can help to restore the human being to a whole, especially regards deeper and more long term conditions of dis-ease. (HM Jan 2021)

01 ESSAYS

0 explanatory 3730 words

The Afrikaner

who is the Afrikaner and what has this (my) nation to show for after a very short history that includes the dark shadows of Apartheid? anything to learn here? (HM Jan 2021)

01 ESSAYS

2-2 sciences, objectivity 2404 words

Orania

Orania is 'n privaat eiendom-nedersetting wat kultuursuiwerheid en algemene netheid najaag waarmee niemand fout behoort te vind nie. (HM Des 2020)

03 GEDIGTE

2-2 beskrywend 131 woorde

Winds of No Change

a reflective juxtaposition of windblown plastics at a neglected dumping site., a street scene in Antwerp and a young man with impossible dreams in the Karoo town of Beaufort West. (HM Nov 2020)

11 VIDEO

2-1 explorative 06:38
HA!LIFE
creations drawing from daily life, on the road and stage

a new year's eve

a feeling of fatigue as the year turns during the COVID-19 pandemic (HM Dec 2020)

02 POEMS

3-1 emotive

116 words

It's the Season

artistic impressions of the time we celebrate the (northern) Winter Season, or the fact that it will not last forever (JD Nov 2020)

10 SLIDESHOWS

3-2 boisterous

7 images

me and you

a road, somewhere in central South Africa, rolls under wheels. delicate music from improvisations with violinist Veronika Soreide accompanies, along with poetic text about the steady bond between the me and the you (HM Dec 2020)

11 VIDEO

1-3 serene

05:01

corona

the pandemic is taking its toll, in harsh terms, but also in subtle ones (HM Dec 2020)

02 POEMS

3-1 emotive

121 words

choir spontaneity moments

with Joke holding the camera (and Mira), a few scenes from a spontaneous expression workshop. with members of the University of Johannesburg Choir. a few moments of living music making. (HM Oct 2019)

11 VIDEO

1-2 aesthetic

05:21

friendless

can friendship survive the drift of fact-free islands? (HM Nov 2020)

02 POEMS

3-1 emotive

155 words

 


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