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On Energy and Excitement from a Blogger's Perspective


Since the beginning of my six-week adventure in Salzburg, I have heard many teachers at the Academy mention that energy changes throughout the course. “The energy does wear off,” said Grace at some point and these words echo in my head, this week especially.

 

Off to forge new sentences...

 

It’s the week five of my following of the Academy activities, getting to know people and engaging in countless conversations. Although I enjoy learning about artists, different practices, and techniques, looking at their work grow or listening to lectures, my energy has started to wear off. Simply, the excitement and the interest are there, but the strength betrays me. As I look forward to the final week, new talks and exhibitions, I am even more happy that today is Friday and I will have a bit of off time.

 

Readers of my blog here might have noticed that I find Untersberg completely mesmerizing. The charming quarry at its side is where I’ve spent a better part of my day today since the stone sculpture class was celebrating their Open Day with an exhibition and a welcome choice of Mediterranean simple finger foods. Before that, I popped over to the Open Day of the jewelry class at the Künstlerhaus. Both of the classes prepared serious presentations of their work and I was stunned. Marc Monzo and his jewelers cleaned out the small workshop and made a lovely presentation of various pieces they produced. Students led by Andreas Lolis transformed a room below their dormitory into a gallery and I was sincerely amazed by the quality and amount of work they have managed to create during their month.

 

The gathering at the quarry soon turned into a friendly mixer, a place to hang out, chat, eat and drink, and connect over improvised bbq or spontaneous dance moves. As I danced my way out of there (dancing out is a thing now), I was lucky enough to beat the storm. Because tomorrow, I will move out of this one and visit another city, just to freshen up my energy levels.

 

Until we see/read each other again, enjoy a few photos from today’s exhibitions!

 

Have a great weekend!

Ana


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18/08/17 23:00 Summer Academy 2017

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