In Latvia the "KOKLES" is a very important, ancient music instrument for the Latvian folk music. It can be traced back to 6th century. It is played around the Baltic states in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and small part of Russia.
Rozīte Katrīna Spīča
Rozīte Katrīna Spīča (CV) is introducing KOKLES not only around Latvia - for example at the opening of the three ISMA CONFERENCES (see: European Retail Academy ) - but also in Australia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Spain, USA (see also YouTube Video).
|20.08.2017 : Karen Blixen
Karen Blixen became globally well known in 1985 by the film "Outside of Africa" directed by Sydney Pollack and with stars like Meryl Brandauer, Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer. The film - which is based on the autobiography of Blixen - reflects in the time of Colonial British East Africa the genre of love with a tragic end.
M.-C. Hallier (www.mariechristinhallier.wordpress.com) visited during a Kenya-stay Blixen's former coffee-farm (today integrated into a Nairobi-suburb) ; being very much impressed by the building, its environment and history she summarized her feelings from the point of an art therapist (See Link : Chart Lecture). For her Blixen's books and paintings are hints that both disciplines have been at least partly self-therapy of a great lady being very unhappy.
|10.06.2017 : Mary Bauermeister
Mary Bauermeister (born in 1934 in Frankfurt) is called in Germany "The Mother of the Fluxus Movement". Being partner of the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928 - 2007) she started in 1960 to work in a mix of events, art and music. Her atelier was visited by John Cage, Nam June Paik, Ben Patterson, Christo, Georg Brendt, the Zero Group and others. In the 60ies she met during her New York decade Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Marcel Duchamp.
Living today in Roesrath near Cologne her neighbour Prof.Dr.B.Hallier and his daughter Marie Christin Hallier (Profile) created with friends in 2014 a Foundation (Link) to support Fluxus as a holistc interdisciplinary approach of art and art therapy. The co-founder of KTG and concept-artist SAXA (Link) portraied her within his series "Seeing
Faces - Reading Thoughts": the portait is a summary of quotes of Mary!