The Happening was a beautiful experience indeed. Those whom were there to witness what happened that night can attest to that. Performance, artistry, creativity, unity, and love are only a few words to describe the event. We could do our best to illustrate the details, but it wouldn't do what actually happened during those moments any justice. The following are pieces of documentation that have been provided from that night.
"A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room." -Marina Abramovic
A response from a viewer:
"Unfortunately my son and daughter were playing over at the VCMS Stage so we missed the beginning, but the artistic side of the event was well presented. The space with its stark white walls were the perfect backdrop for the black light artwork and the black and white sayings/quotes on the wall which relayed the importance of creativity and the power of art. The tree, set up in the corner which seemed to carry a variety of meanings: Roots, life, restraint, death, family... hung over the violinists and poets (we did make it in to catch several spoken word performances) like a protective parent. Artistik Approach was gracious and welcoming to all of the constant stream of visitors pouring in and out of the event, which could have been a distraction but created a symbiotic union of listener and artist. The clusters of friends talking, hugging, sharing photos on phones, was a welcomed sight. I truly wish that I had visited the Artistik Approach events on other occasions because I can only imagine how powerful it is in a familiar setting without so many other projects pulling everyone in every direction. The Happening, what I was able to see, was an incredible experience that reminded me so much of my time hosting readings in California. I felt at home although I honestly didn't know many people at all."
Artistik Approach is having their very first performance and exhibition art showcase OCTOBER 18TH at the official launch party for Crosstown Arts in Memphis, TN. They have been pretty quiet about what "The Happening" is, until now. The title is inspired from it's own various meanings as it directly relates to both Artistik Approach members ESO and SiphneAaye. A happening, as it relates to music is an event, process, or activity where musicians play by improvising without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements. A happening, as it relates to art, is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered art, usually as a performance piece. Happenings take place anywhere, and often involve many elements, with a nonlinear narrative and the active participation of the audience. This aspect eliminates the boundary between the artwork and its viewer. So, the interactions between the audience and the artwork makes the audience, in a sense, part of the art. Happening or happenin' as it relates to people usually describes the hip, trendy, fly and fashionable who have a good grasp on what is cool.
So, "The Happening" is a combination various mediums actively working together based on the themes of music, performance, and people.
It will definitely be a one of a kind experience. Did we say that this experience is absolutely FREE!! TO visit the event page CLICK HERE!!