As part of Construction House at S1 Artspace, artist Ian Whittlesea will introduce Bauhaus Master Johannes Itten’s breathing and meditation exercises. Ian will explore the influence of the Mazdaznan spiritual movement on Itten’s preliminary course at the Bauhaus, followed by a participatory demonstration with Sheffield-based yoga teacher Nicola Harpin. Yoga blocks will be provided.
Ian Whittlesea is an artist whose work is concerned with words, and with the ability of text to transform the physical and psychic state of the viewer. In 2012 he collaborated with Foundation students at Kingston University to revive the Mazdaznan breathing and stretching exercises that Johannes Itten taught at the Bauhaus.
Nicola Harpin is an Ashtanga yoga teacher and founder of Yoga at the Reach, Sheffield.