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Jiali Art Exhibition at Kocoon spa

Kocoon spa invites you to its Art Exhi­bi­tion by Jiali Art Gallery. The exi­bi­tion presents paint­ings from Seba L’allemand, artist and image maker from France.

His art­work: The Bubble

The bub­ble rises up and is pierced by the tip of the air; the shreds of its for­mer life float­ing down onto the paper.

The promethean dancer may pour his whole energy into reach­ing the height of the bub­ble; yet he will never be able to push his phys­i­cal being when his goal never stops lim­it­ing his move­ments. Seba brings him back to the page where the bub­ble is perched. He places his promethean dancer onto the pho­to­graph and leans over it to stare at what he sees.

Seba stares at the ground to cre­ate a paint­ing which he will name Pinocchio.

From the ground emerge craters and black holes, mete­orites and suns, a head and a body.

Who knows what is cre­ated, if this body and this head are the fruit borne of Seba’s work. Those mate­ri­als that he mixes and kneads, do they pierce the bub­ble and tear the dancer apart?

From the bub­bles that pop, from the dancer who throws him­self, from the paint­ing that emerges from the ground … is this the chain of cre­ation? Are these works of art cre­ated in the same organic way the world was?

The only truth known for cer­tain is the deep and encom­pass­ing unity of these three forces in Seba’s work.

About Seba Lallemand

Artist, image maker — Born in 1973 at Saint Mar­tin d’Hères, France.

Seba Lalle­mand was born in Saint-Martin-d’Hères / France. He spent his child­hood in West Africa (Gabon and Ivory Coast). After his art school stud­ies (at ESAD / Orléans), in 1998, he joined Fab­rica (Italy) directed by Oliviero Toscani where worked on visual projects and was the author of a short film “After­words”, which was pre­sented at the Venice, Rot­ter­dam, Paris, Croa­tia and Rome film fes­ti­vals. Upon his return to Paris, he worked as a video direc­tor on the Gotan Project French Music Award 2002 and also as a free­lance designer. In 2003, he set up “Eye­smile” an adver­tis­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion com­pany in Hong Kong. In 2007, he worked as a cin­e­matog­ra­pher for Wang Bing (Bru­tal­ity Fac­tory), and as a cin­e­matog­ra­pher for Ai Weiwei’s Fairy Tale project in the Kas­sel Doc­u­menta inter­na­tional exhi­bi­tion (Germany).

Since 2009, he is based in Trôo, a troglodyte vil­lage in France… From there, he decided to dis­tance him­self with the dig­i­tal communication…

On a sheet of paper, I’m draw­ing with a Bic and Tipp-Ex… On a sheet of paper or a can­vas, I’m draw­ing paint­ing with ink bub­bles… Some­times I add oil paints or pig­ments… I’m IN PROGRESS… Cur­rently, I’m paint­ing with oil col­ors… When I’m not in the work­shop, I’m tak­ing pictures…”

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Mindfulness session with executive coach Dalida Turkovic

Dalida Turkovic shares simple and effective ways to experience mind-body connection for increased confidence, focus and health.

These meditative standing, sitting and lying practices help you focus on energy centers in your body and connect with the present  moment to experience stillness, peace and relaxation no matter where you are and what you are doing.

Co- Founder of Small Steps Coaching and Dao Leadership, Dalida Turkovic, executive wellness coach, lives and works in Beijing for over 20 years. In her work and life she uses practice of Neijia, yoga and meditation to help her clients connect with resourceful states when dealing with set backs and changes at work and life.

The general format format:

1-Q&A about the practice

2-Relaxation/Connecting with the present moment

3-Various mindfulness/meditation techniques: standing, sitting or lying positions

4-Sharing and meditation homework

Is it the same topic / theme each time?

"It's not the same unless I have a group of people who haven't attended the previous session. The content will depend on the questions people have and the needs of the group."

Is there any pre-requisite? 

"The duration and type of practice will depend on the level of the group: Absolute beginners will require some time to cover the basics of the posture and purpose of meditation."

Every Monday 

Cover: 100rmb | person - Cash payment only.

Time: 19:30- 21:00 [hr]

Venue : At Dalida's courtyard space in Qian YongKang Hutong 44.

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