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ZEN-BODY-MOVEMENT-ART-CREATIVITY-or-WHAT? ZEN-BODY-MOVEMENT-ART-CREATIVITY-or-WHAT?
by Dr. Emine Koseoglu
2012-10-29 08:31:19
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Do you think that dance is the only artistic activity that body is actively used?

What about using body movements when playing a piano, painting a tree, or cutting a piece of meat?

If you are curious, I would like to introduce GulsinOnay, Haiying Yang, and CuneytAsan to you.

Gulsin is a pianist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpj_GhEPmHA&feature=relmfu

Haiying is a painter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b4mm_QRkiY&feature=related

Cuneyt is butcher: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDUbcQLLQYw&feature=related

Could we hear the same sounds if Gulsin didn’t move like that?

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Could the tree be the same if Haiying didn’t move like that?

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Could the pieces of meat be the same if Cuneyt didn’t move like that?

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Movements of the body emerge as source of creative process or the creative result itself. Almost, body erects soul and the soul concretes in the resulting object – in each keystroke, in each brushstroke, in each knifestroke…


   
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Emanuel Paparella2012-10-29 11:00:04
Indeed, the human body too is a work of art and it moves. I suppose ballet is the closest form of art to life that there is. Which reminds me of the famous statement of Einstein after a colleague had finished writing a complex theorem on the board which purported to describe the mathematically the nature of the universe: "But, my friend, you forgot something; the universe moves."


Emine Koseoglu2012-10-30 22:46:44
Dear Emanuel Paparella,
Many thanks for this valuable note.


kartik.vora@gmail.com2017-01-20 15:13:07
Very correct Emine!
Movement of body in space has a correlation with aesthetics: it informs the way eyes and feet move when experiencing it.


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