Hans-Friedrich Elis Portrait

Philosophy of Hans Elis:

„Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous.

I want to be a writer who reminds others that these moments exist; I want to prove that there is infinite space, infinite meaning, infinite dimension“

(Source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin I)

Hans-Friedrich Elis

Hans Ellis is an artist- an artist of touch. He guides people to understand themselves. 
This is his great asset: He leads them to their own touch. Hans-Friedrich Elis, born in 1945 in Kleinern, Edertal, characterizes himself as an artist of contact, supported by his experience in meditation for over 30 years and his expertise in the assistance of the individual self-healing process.

For 10 years Parkinson’s disease has been part of his life impairing his mobility.  Hans Elis has used his illness as one of lifes challenges and at the same time made it a personal  mission, to find ways to live and work with this affliction. He lives by the buddhistic doctrine and has gained imeasurable self-experience via contemplation and meditation. Walking this path he has understood, how to work not only with his disease but also with his expectations and fears, in order to live a fulfilled and enriching life.

Hans Elis is able to share his experiences and achievements in order to help people and their carers deal with the anxiety and worry that illness can bring, Hans Elis  wants to share with the sufferer and interested people his approach and experience.  For this he has chosen art and evolved correspondent methods. He entitles it falling in time.  With falling in time he wants to reveal to you the ways to find to yourself and to learn at the same time, how to handle your own fears.
Doris Evers with her intuition, creativity and strong will and inner strenght is also a part of falling in time.  Her partnership in falling in time adds another demension and a multitude of processes to the expereinces of Hans Elis.

Audio comment of Hans Elis: Acknowledgements (german)

English translation of the audio comment

I want to incorporate the content I will say now wholly in my approach somehow.

It is the acknowledgement I grant myself, in cooperation with the people who helped me realize and develop my point of view. To me this is utterly important.

By dint of my situation which is affected by PARKINSON’S DISEASE I endure a helplessness which makes life without help – first expressed by my companion in life Doris Evers – impossible.

To accomplish this, impaired by 100% disability in a case of totally impossibility, I am very proud. For the reason that by this 100% - it is just a number – I obtained. I have achieved the capability to enjoy my life and design it in a meaningful. The art of movement and the touch of my inner strength.

I would have never achieved this without the help of firstly the Buddhism of the Dalai Lama, Namkhai Norbu, Tenga Rinpoche, Ponlop Rinpoche with their influnence I was able to learn the art of meditation which I have been using for over 30 years,  I am very proud of that. 
However I would never have been able to learn everything, if I hadn’t walked the intellectual path which excels in the western world. The path of e.g. Capra, Wahnke, Hans-Peter Dürr – to name just three physicians – Gerald Hüther or the people around Reich, the hands-on therapist, bioenergetics. Everything belongs together. When you are able to connect everything through a disease, it is simply marvelous. More than that, if the touch evolves via communication to art, I can’t enumerate the many things I want to say. I just want to name three of them: Richter, Cézanne and El Greco.

This variety, which I have in my life, including all the tensions make my life pleasurable and meaningful, these are my biggest achievements and I want to share my personal knowledge and experiences with the people who will understand me.

Richard Serra

The american sculptor Richard Serra features for me the status of a buddhistic Lama. He is a visionary, you can not understand but experience.

His steel sculptures, in particular „Terminal“ in Bochum and the sculptures in the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, are some kind of Antidepressant for our society and by this they lead us to the direct experience of our being. There the museum becomes a cathedral. For this experience we are the potential key.

Audio comment of Hans Elis: Acknowledgement to Richard Serra(german)

English translation of the audio comment

Richard Serra with „Terminal“ in Bochum has already created something ages ago, which hasn’t been understood in modern times: Steel sings, steel is home, steel is toughness, steel is freedom. How it has been drilled and flexed by him his whole life. He asserts of himself: My art is not understood. Myself, I understand him - his art hasn’t been understood. However we can interpret it and therefore we are the potential key.

I am dedicated to Richard Serra because of the experience I had in the Guggenheim in Bilbao. I believe in his steel, of  the spiritual secularization and spirituality that I truely experienced whilst walking through the steel of Serra and consciously putting my whole experience in balance with the steel. I had half a day without Parkinson‘s Disease and was able to walk unaided.  This day is unforgettable for me. Because of it I work on and I gain health and I know it will be fine.

Thank you Richard Serra, Jules Verne of the consciousness.