#1000Kindness by Adam Quang
Installation art project sending out a ripple effect of kindness into the world.
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Adam Quang #1000Kindness origami installation art will be part of the opening at Southbank Centre in London Uk, the largest arts centre in Europe. 8 million people are expected to attend Festival of Love.
Want to be part of the #1000Kindness Installation art at the Festival of Love in London UK – without actually being there? Simply tweet your kindness to us (hashtag: #1000Kindness #1000ActsofKindness) & commit to performing it within 48 hours. We will write it on a Crane & add you to the installation on June 28 in London!
Full interview click here: UK Colourful Radio, more press coverages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBkLKJDHjEw World Karma Project founder Adam Quang in a fun interview with Lisa Brent on Kindness & Self Acceptance at Colourful Radio studio, London Uk 2014 The Youbute video have interval pictures and videos of the #1000ActsofKindness installation art from Southbank Centre: Festival of Love opening weekend 2014.
South Bank Centre – London, UK Festival of Love – Sat 28 June – Thur 3 July 2014
1000 Kindness by Adam Quang Inspired by Agape, the love of humanity, 1000 Acts of Kindness is a global art installation project under the umbrella of the World Karma Project. It uses 1000 paper cranes to help us make the world a better place one act of kindness at a time. Come down and make a paper crane on which to write an act of kindness, record a pledge of kindness on video, then go out and perform this act within the next 48 hours. The artwork has visited 14 locations and 12 different cities across Canada and the USA before arriving at Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love. Write your message of kindness on Saturday from 11am until 6pm Installation open from Saturday until Thursday, 10am until 11am The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall
Agape – the love of humanity
The kind of love which makes us sorrowful when we hear of a crisis in another nation (or our own); that makes us give our time or money to charity; and makes us feel connected to people we don’t know simply on the basis of our shared experience as human beings.
Adam Quang is an award winning interdisciplinary artist whose work explores human nature and plausibility in contemporary society; pieces that stroke the visual and tactile senses, that touch the heart, and hinge on the duality of his life spent in Asia and North America. In a mass market versus mass marketing framework, Adam’s art stirs our imagination through image and metaphor, shadow and hidden meaning within. He provokes action from the viewer and invites them to be part of the evolving art. He is the founder of World Karma Project. Its mission is to make you and the people around you “awesome.” Adam currently lives in Toronto Canada. Click here for artist statement
Over two months, Southbank Centre brings together hundreds of artists, communities and partners to create its Festival of Love. Our festival, which celebrates the Same Sex Couple Act, features an exciting programme of free events, differently- themed weekends, performances, poetry, talks and pop-ups. Our Thames-side site is also being transformed by several large-scale indoor and outdoor installations and artworks.The Seven Kinds of Love Festival of Love explores and celebrates the complexity of human relationships in all their forms. All of us hold feelings for others, but these feelings differ according to the people and the circumstance. In the English language there is only one word to describe all of them: LOVE. It wasn’t always so. The Ancient Greeks had around 30 words to describe Love in all its shades and complexities. At Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love, we have chosen seven of the most powerful of these words to guide us towards a greater understanding of the emotion which makes the world go round.These are: Agape – the love of humanity The kind of love which makes us sorrowful when we hear of a crisis in another nation (or our own); that makes us give our time or money to charity; and makes us feel connected to people we don’t know simply on the basis of our shared experience as human beings.Storge – family love The love a parent has for a child, or a child has for a favourite aunt or uncle. The love a foster parent feels for the children in her care and the love a grandparent feels for the child adopted by his son- and daughter-in-law.Pragma – love which endures The love between a married couple which develops over a long period of time. The love which endures in sickness and in health. The love which makes a friend care for their former school friend who has become vulnerable in later life.Philautia – self-respect The love we give to ourselves. This is not vanity, like narcissism, but our joy in being true to our own values. The strength to care for ourselves so that we can in turn care for others.Philia – shared experience The love we feel for people we strive with to achieve a shared goal – our co-workers, the players in a football or netball team, the soldiers in an army.Ludus – flirting, playful affection The feelings we have when we test out what it might be like to be in love with someone. The fluttering heart and feelings of euphoria; the slightly dangerous sensation.Eros – romantic and erotic love Based on sex and powerful magnetism. It’s the one which can get us into the most trouble. It can turn into other kinds of love – like pragma – but it starts as romance and attraction.
via South Bank Centre – London, UK