Live performance in Oslo!

Dear friends! I am so excited to announce my very first live event! On November 15, I have been invited by Seshen and Ben Gerstein to join them for a concert at the Norwegian Music Academy (Norges Musikkhøgskole) here in Oslo. Seshen is a Japanese vocalist and dancer living in Norway, Ben Gerstein is jazz trombone player based in New York. I first met these two remarkable artists during the unique performance they gave together with Bjørn Arne Løken in the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum during the Solar Eclipse in August. It was an experience that really touched me deeply, and it literally gave birth to a series of paintings and the piece entitled “Rebirth”. (You can see both and read more about that very special performance here.)

Seshen and Ben have invited me to share my work during this upcoming event. So for the first time ever, I will be painting live in front of an audience. This time, I will be working in a much larger format than usual, sitting on the stage during the concert. It will be so interesting to see what will emerge from this collaboration, and I feel really honored to have this opportunity to co-create with Seshen and Ben. Together, we will explore the world of sound, movement and colours, creating as we go.

Read more about Seshen here.
Read more about Ben Gerstein here.

The event will take place on Wednesday November 15. at 18:30 in the Sandvoldsalen, at Norges Musikkhøgskole. Tickets are free – I hope I see you there!

Bente /Aisha

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The sands of time

Step by step you go

through the sands of time

across undulating dunes

of vibrant presence.

Every single particle

a microcosmos.

A fraction of the whole

created by the friction

of wave after wave of Consciousness

flowing in from the Ocean of Eternity.

Potential collapsing into reality.

The Zero Point.

Where everything becomes.

Again. And again.

Just like you.

Creator Gods

Time and time again

we came.

To help create

the world we live in.

Exquisitely crafted.

Yet, merely a figment

of imagination.

Our.

And now,

it is time to

co-create anew.

For this New World

cannot be mine.

Nor yours.

It can only be ours.

 

The Cosmic breath

Inhale

Exhale

Condensing

Dissolving

Creation constantly recreates itself.

So too you.

With every breath you take,

you become something new.

With every release of air,

you relinquish the old.

Ideas, concepts, patterns, forms

they only exist

because you choose to

breathe life into them.

Again and again.

Until you finally see.

It is time to move on.

It is time to expand.

Your breath.

And your life.

Into an existence that

is so much more

than what you have allowed

yourself to be.

It is time.

So breathe.

In.

And then out.

Now you see.

Now you feel.

Now you ARE.

Free.

As a bird.