A Colorful State of Flow

A Colorful state of Flow By Juros Mufasa   Hello from the Southern Side My life as a Flow Artist has taken me through some incredible and not so incredible moments. Over the course of learning how to manipulate objects proficiently I’ve met and lost friends along the way and I’ve reached the point where I’ve made peace with this. …

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Greyscale – A Flow Arts Experience

I started my flow arts journey in 2011 at social media’s apex, a pivotal point in human history. We finally had the ability to create, share and perceive each other in a way we hadn’t before. Prior to this technological boom, I spent my days existing in a predominantly white state, where even the liberal city still had some very …

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Sweet and Sour: A Flow Arts Experience

The Spark:   There are many roads that lead to the flow arts. Mine was at Georgia’s regional burn, Alchemy. It was fall of 2014, during my last semester of college. I was pursuing a practical but not so exciting degree in accountancy.  I am a first-generation college graduate, a reality not uncommon in the African American community. I was …

Phenomena of Flow Arts - Photo by Leroy Armstead

The Phenomena of Flow Arts

By Thalia Patrinos (Tippy)   I can distinctly remember a specific moment where I “found my flow.” I was performing at Psycho Stompers outside of Cape Town, South Africa — my first psychedelic trance party. It may have been the fact that I had stayed up all night. It may have been the fact that the music was overpowering me. …

Hustling Towards Burnout

GLAMORIZATION OF ‘THE HUSTLE’ Currently, the ‘Hustle Life’ is hugely popular amongst various types of professionals, especially those who are self-employed. It seems as if wherever you look, there are examples of the glorification of ‘Hustling’. Friends or family members will proudly discuss how they are taking their business to the next level by denying themselves basic human needs because …

Pro Tips with Kevin Axtell - Flow Festival Applications

Pro Tips with Kevin Axtell – Flow Festivals Applications

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are not stated on behalf of the Flow Arts Institute. Kevin is primarily speaking from his own experience festival applications and expressing his opinions on the matter. Furthermore, the content provided in the bulk of this article represents the authors’ interpretation of that opinion. When it comes to event teacher applications, …

Repetition, Decision, Maturity: The Path to Flow

Being Creative and Feeling Creative at the Same Time.   Is the act of creation spontaneous, methodical, or is it sometimes a mixture of both?  Flow tries to make meaningful transitions between seemingly unconnected parts just as water passing over coarse stone eventually smooths its surface.  As a creator, the flow artist is the agent of choice between drilled and …

10 Questions with Jess Mardini

Have you ever wondered how your favorite FAI event comes together and who exactly makes it all happen? This series aims to answer that and more, 10 questions at a time. With Kinetic Fire just a few weeks away, we sat down with one of their Directors, Jess Mardini, and asked her our burning questions. 1 – What brought you …

10 Questions with Brian Estes

Have you ever wondered how your favorite FAI event comes together and who exactly makes it all happen? This series aims to answer that and more, 10 questions at a time. We sat down with Brian Estes, Director of  F.L.A.M.E. Festival and asked him our burning questions. 1 – What brought you into the flow arts? My first experience with …