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Turn Around and I will show you something

by Stefan Alievikj on 19th November, 2012 at 10:40 AM CEST

Few weeks ago we sent out a call for creators and artists around the world to join our Create-a-Art Action Team. The aim has been to make a worldwide gathering of artists and creatives where they can spread their pieces of poetry with the C:F Community and the whole wolrd, or simply give an insight in their very own paintings or drawings or craft a critique on their favourite movie. And here is the very first Art of the Week #1.

(Technical remark no. 1 from the author: If you are in your working place right now when opening this article, please close the tab and leave it for when you are home, in your room, alone! As well, please note that ATW #1 is interactive and requires your collaboration.)

In 1990, for the first time the world got to know about ENIGMA - a musical project. Founded in Germany, by the Romanian musician Michael Cretu, plus David Fairstein and Frank Peterson, Enigma was among the very first to contribute in the raise of the alternative new music genre: the New Age music. And what they did is moreover amazing, because before launching their very first album, they traveled around the world for around 10 years collecting tunes and vibes from each country they visited in their world voyage! They were sort of... Silent Warriors in the Age of Loneliness.

In the last decades the world witnessed an immense development in all social spheres; but it witnessed the world wars, major disasters caused by humans, political-dictators, genocides, economic crises, famines etc. But, artists were always different; more spiritual, they are able to see in depth, don't you agree?

The new age music aims to bring the spirit of the New Age movement. What is very important, the new age movement, music and spirit hold on to a HOLISTIC VIEW OF THE WORLD.

ho·lis·tic/hōˈlistik/

Adjective: Characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.

Turn off the lights! Take a deep breath and relax, for this will be the voice of Enigma! In the next few minutes* you will be taken in a different world of music. Now, click on the video and press the "full screen" button. As well, it would be even better if you have headphones with you!

Earth. a biosphere. A complex, Subtly balanced life support system. Morphing thru Time, we came Out from the Deep. Are we just travelers in endless space? Why we are here? When I was just six or maybe seven years old, I was standing in my living room staring at the TV which I can clearly remember that was turned off and I was staring at the walls as well and the sky outside. It just came to me out of nowhere: Why am I here, on this planet?

(*Technical remark no.2: Now you are back. I hope you watched the video carefully. If not, please repeat the procedure! You can as well check the lyrics here!)

Please turn on this song now. It's indeed a fine day. People open windows. They leave the houses, just for a short while. You are leaving your house and going to school. Quotes from the Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway which you just finished last night are flashing through your brain and you know, your brain is beautiful. You are miracle of nature. You are one of a kind. You embrace life. Your eyes are clear and you start to TURN AROUND. 

(*For all those of you who would like to continue the journey with Enigma later on, please keep the lights off, click on this link and start to move slowly, very slowly and let the rhythm be your guiding light, but first please comment and contribute to the interaction)

Stefan Alievikj and Action Team #10

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Bistra Kumbaroska

Bistra Kumbaroska

Stefan, this is a great start of the new Action Team :)
i was touched from your story and I did turn around. Thank you for the journey.

22nd November, 2012 @ 9:54 AM CEST

Ana Mihajloska

Ana Mihajloska | Action team

This is like a guided meditation. Excellent job, Stefan!

23rd November, 2012 @ 1:42 AM CEST

Syed Mehmood Kazmi

Syed Mehmood Kazmi | Action team

I like this article of Stefan. :)

15th December, 2012 @ 8:14 PM CEST

Hitesh Thakkar

Hitesh Thakkar

Good One Stefan..

13th February, 2013 @ 9:17 PM CEST

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