Wednesday, 1 February 2012

MirĂ³ in Yorkshire...

In Yorkshire, UK, there will be a very big show or sample of the works of one of the most important artists, and especifically, sculptors, of the world: Joan Miro.
This artist is very recognized all over the world because he have the idea that "a sculpture must stand in the open air, in the middle of nature". His works are very surrealistics and splindis. The exhibition will feature bulls, monsters and giant eggs, and it will be shown at the Sculpture Park in Yorkshire, to all the public.
MirĂ³ started to sculpt very lete, when he was 38 years old he did his fisrt work. He made about 400 sculptures ranging from small ceramics to huge bronzes, before his death in 1983.
There is some concern about this exposition because before this, a Barbara Hepworth’s sculpture had been stollen. But the director of this event, Peter Murray, says that now the conditions are very different and that he took all the necessary security, and that the Park of Sculptures is the best place to show all the totems and the amazing job of this big artist; “His family said Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the correct place to show this work," says the director.
Anyways, this is a very important event, because i think that exhibitions like this one integrates cultures and helps to know about different topics of life.

The scary picture

It was Wednesday, and i was drawing a very beautiful woman playing violin. She was a very very fat woman, with a very long hair, and she were using it as the strings of her violin. But anyways she had a very sweet face and her gaze was very intense. I was so inspired that they (jaja). But when i stood up to smoke a cigarette, i saw the women move! …. I know i’m not crazy, and i know that i wasn’t drugged. I’m sure that i saw her move and play her violin! A few minutes later i told that to my mother and she laughed at me for a very long time. Then i went to the bathroom and when i got out of that place, my drawing was outside!, at my garden! So i took “the woman” inside the house and leave it in my bed. Then i went to look at my mom when i heared a noise in my room. I ran to my room to see what happened, and “the woman was on the window! So I said to myself OMG, take it easy Javi, maybe you leaved her on the window and you don’t remember. I got out of my room and went to smoke another cigar. Then i remembered… “where is my mom?”…I started to look at her at all over the house. She was in nowhere. I went very slowly and quietly to my room… and there was she! Putting my picture in the closet! She had been playing with me all the time! The two of us laughed all that afternoon.

2012, the end of the world?

According to the Maya’s calendar, a lot of promotion about the end of the world has been done for all over the globe. This is happening because scientists have found that this calendar has an end, and also has some predictions about things or catastrophes that had happen in a lot of countries, like capitalism, murders, terrorism and natural events like earthquakes, etc.

The calendar has an end, which means that our history, our age, the age of our world as come to and end. Not at all, Maya’s calendar is only one element about their predictions, and the information about the end of our world is not there, and is not anywhere. Maybe mayas were still building the calendar by the arrival of the Spanish, and they didn’t finish it. Anyways, Nostradamus coincides with this prophecy, and he also predicted a lot of events of our history, but I think that everyone can know that in a lot more years there will be wars and human catastrophes, because it ‘s just how our history works, by cycles.

I think that because of the recent events, the world has to come to and end in the social way. Maybe energy changes, maybe culture changes, or maybe aware changes in all people. I think that this has to changed, but I don’t believe that it will this year. I think that the end of the world is only northamerican promotion to sell or to frighten the rest of the world with its power. (jaja)

Now, if the world was going to come to and end, I’m sure that I would party and drink a lot with all my friends and family, to wait our death with a smile in our faces.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

How Green I am

I think I’m a green person just in the way I can. Because in times like this I really don’t have much time to do special thing to take care our environment. I think that we all can learn about thins in a lot of moments and places; organizations and foundations in Chile always are teaching us about recycling and doing sports, etc. Now, in my family the habit of recycling is very common. We always try to keep the milk boxes in a different pot. And also we have three different pots to separate paper, glass and plastic garbage. Here in Santiago I always walk to everywhere because I don’t have a car, but I think that if I had one, I walk anyway. I don’t ride a bike because when I was 11, I was bit by a car, so since that day I don’t ride. I never throw trash on the floor, even when I smoke on the street. In Rengo there is not education about taking care our environment, but I think people are very aware. People in Santiago, instead, are always very hurry and they forget to use dumps. Here the diet is not so healthy. I think it’s hard to lead a healthy life here in Santiago, but I always try to do it. I don’t have much money to work with large organizations, but I try to keep my principles and tell my partners and my family that we have to keep a “green” life as much as possible.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The sense of life

This is a very hard question, very difficult to ask and to answer. It’s very personal, but also cultural. It’s trying to write about things I think every day when I sit on my bed and try to order my experiences. Is something that all of us have in common, the searching of the meaning of life, and I think that all of us, students, relatively, share some topics about our vision of life. I believe the most basic thing: my sense of life consist in searching of happiness, in short and long term. These include all the trips I want to do, all the dreams I have and my projects in general. Also be always be surrounded by my friends, family and good people. I also believe that life always are teaching us about being virtuous and calm, enjoy the simple things day by day. I don’t believe in pre-destination or things like that. I’m just trying to learn all languages (not idioms) of all the different cultures I can. It’s always very difficult to talk about something that we don’t know, but the thing that I’m sure that me and my friends and partners have in common is the sense of fight; for our rights, for a better country, and for all our ideals, because we have the certainty that we are in the right way.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

I can't die before I go to...

When people ask me where I must go before I die I never know what to say, because I want to go to so many places, or go around the world. But since I was a little girl, my dad always talks me about Middle East. He told me that her mother was born in Palestine and that place were always in war because of the Jude people, so she came to Chile hidden in a ship, and got married with my grandfather and got impregnate. Then she taught my dad some Arabic traditions and gave to him all her food recipes, so now I’m a very good chef (jajaja). I always wanted to go there to find some family and realize that the Arabic-jude conflict is not that simple. I know I will go there, and completely cover the Middle East to share with different cultures too.

My life expectations...

In 15 years time I will be 35 years old, and I have never thought about what I’m going to do with my life when I have finished the university, I’m not the kind of person who makes a lot of plans for the future. But I think that by the age of 35 ,at least, I will have bought my first car and I’m going to be totally independent, on my own feets. I may will have a pet or maybe a good boyfriend who waits me at home while I’m working (jajaja). About social life, I really believe that I will have kept all my good friends, and also I’m going to have met a lot of new people. I may be working on a very interesting investigation proyect with greats social antrhopologists while I’m doing my Phd in some european country . Not at all, I’m sure I’m not going to have stoped painting my oils. Finally, in 15 years time I see myself as a happy woman who helps her parents to live a good old age, who loves her career, and I might be thinking about having a baby because by 35 I will not getting any younger.