AT ONE Festival Cultural Contemporary Art Exhibition
PLANT & GROW. TAKE HOME YOUR OWN POTTED PLANT (VILLA 1)
Teaching Children the importance of growing our own food, reduce waste and helping the Environment in a Fun and Creative ways.
Engaging the Children's senses with the Aromatic & Edible Plants Activities:
1. Kids Arrival at our Organic Farm
2. Engage with kids on the Importance of Plants
3. Show and Tell the types of Vegetables grown in our farm
4. Kids to be taken to Kids Playroom
5. Allow them to have Fun and tell them to explore their Creativity.
TRADITION VS MODERN (VILLA 2)
The handicraft industry in Jiangnan area (lands to the south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, including the southern part of its delta) is now undergoing great changes created by modernization and urbanization, when folk art traditions and images are fading away. Many traditions and visual legacies have taken on different forms, of which the image evolution is the key content. Faculties from Shanghai Art & Design Academy complete art projects by reusing traditional images collected from Jiangnan area via photos, videos and pictures. Combining new media technologies with creative visual expressions, the two parts of SANGHA by OCTAVE are re-arranged for the “Tradition vs Modern” Interactive Exhibition, which is a part of At One International Festival. Researches on visual culture promote the interdisciplinary studies and practices for modern art, revealing humanity thoughts in art exhibitions.
INTERCONNECTEDNESS (VILLA 3)
In the past, intellectuals preferred to learn from the nature. Therefore, the initial inspiration must have originated from the genuine charms of the plants and animals. Only the beauty of natural plants can attract intellectuals. The reason why ancient scholars would plant the acorus calamus in their gardens and place them in their houses or on writing desks is that the wise men believed the very plant represents their pursuit and ideas. Traditional art is closely related with water and nature. Multimedia and imaging technologies matches natural objects with handiworks in the same space, creating a fantastic natural world. The direct presentation of the only moment of the scene through images and facilities expresses the unity of man and nature, and promotes us to rediscover the beauty in life while immersing ourselves in the invaluable experiences inherited from the old time. Viewers may also have the chance to work together with the exhibitor in completing movable type on the interactive platform. In addition, there are also sessions on traditional book production and writing.
THE LOVE OF NATURE IN CRYSTALS (VILLA 4)
The crystal world buried deep within the earth is the reflection of the universe. Cosmic rays constitute geometry, and geometry concentrates to crystals, which is how the crystal comes into being. The crystal can receive signals sent from the heart, and together with meditation, it can guide people to a deeper understanding of the natural power, healing body and soul. The crystal healing system in the life response therapy has all the benefits of Reiki therapy, Quantum Touch and basi Therapy. This tiny piece of crystal integrates the medical wisdom of Taoism and the unity and penetration of western theology. We provide the magical crystal healing system: crystal acupuncture, crystal pills, angel scalpel and crystal tools for praying, conversion and communication.
SHADOW IN THE LIGHT (VILLA 5)
Explicitly or implicitly, everything is connected, which constitutes the world. It is just like Mr. Yang Hongfu and comic strips. The power of film and television works and literatures lies in the story they tell: people’s interaction. A group of people watches how a handful play, when the audience actually examines themselves. Returning to humane orientation means returning to the heart. The stories arising from the hearts’ interaction are touching and inspiring, which is the starting point for one’s career.
THE HEALING HUT (VILLA 6)
Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy. Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.