Elixir of Life – Easter Bank Holiday event
Easter Bank Holiday – Saturday 7 April 2012
Licensed Hackney Wick Warehouse
Emanations Visionary Art: 8pm – 10pm
Party time: 10pm – 6am
Spring is here and the world is full of new life and possibilities. Easter is almost upon us and at Elixir of Life they’re putting together perhaps their most exciting event yet.
Starting at 8pm with the Emanations Visionary Art Gallery, curator Emma Watkinson is assembling a delectable exhibition of the world’s most inspiring visionary art from international artists Amanda Sage, Luke Brown, David Heskin, Andrew Jones and Aloria Weaver and home-grown works from Daniel Mirante, Basia Wiacek, Emma Watkinson, Bruce Rimell and Timea Tallian. In addition to live painting, Emma will give a talk on the emerging visionary art movement, from its historic roots in fantastic realism, the psychedelic revolution of the 1960s and indigenous shamanism, to the present dynamic part it plays in festival culture and its future role in the raising of consciousness in these pivotal times.
Daniel Mirante will give a presentation on ancient, historical and contemporary visionary art lineages and creativity. He’ll explore the sacred role of myth making and dreaming in our hearts, minds and culture. Evocation of the sacred is becoming vital for our survival as a species – it is the inherent urge to protect and value our living world and the evolutionary capacities in each one of us.
At 10pm they’re moving the art to the Mindscapes Chill Out and the party properly kicks off. The Main Room sees the rare return of Goa trailblazer Koxbox aka Frank E to London, as well as Slinky Wizard, Etnica, Masterblasters, Beady Weardy, M-Theory and many more. With Elixir main men Liquid Ross and Shane Gobi programming the sounds, expect the cream of the old school alongside the latest cutting edge psychedelic trance!
Hosted by electronic pioneers Flying Rhino Records, the techno room presents the likes of living legend George Barker, Ans and The Egg. Meanwhile Milli Moonstone, Slackbaba and Zubzub ensure the Mindscapes Chill Out will rejuvenate your feet and your spirit.
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