Metralla Rosa con Carla Tofano

with Momtaz Begum-Hossain

Journalist | Author

 

Having an intuitive, natural and organic relationship with the colours that surround us is considered to be the norm. While satisfying our daily needs by making conscious, deliberate and premeditated use of the wide range of tones and subtleties offered to us as joyful nourishment by the world around us, is the exception. Momtaz Begum-Hossain, our guest for this episode of Metralla Rosa, is a journalist and writer who has turned colour into her religion and, to demonstrate the importance of living her life whilst being fully conscious of how we use the colours that surround us, has published a book that we have received with open arms. Hello Rainbow: Finding Happiness in Colour is an invitation to realise that our daily chromatic choices can turn our love of life on, as well as off.

Whether you are in love with riotous combinations of colour, curious about the physical phenomenon in which light is translated into clear and distinct chromatic tones, a scholar – or a novice – of chromotherapy, or completely oblivious to the interactive role that colour plays in the dynamics of our day to day communication, you will, in this interview, discover that it is possible to instinctively connect to a source of light, life and pure infinite energy, beyond the superficial observations we tend to make about colour. Momtaz has forged her own path when it comes to the discovery of colour and, along the way, she has discovered that not only is there an inner wisdom in her understanding of the colours that surround her, but also a vast ancestral legacy that she has dedicated herself to unearthing and sharing.

‘Hello Rainbow: Finding Happiness in Colour’ is the result of an excavation into the importance that various cultures have placed onto the ethereal powers attributed to colour. It is also an accumulation of years of personal experiences gained in organising walks, talks, group activities, exhibitions and events that have brought together anyone, of any age, who has a love for life, and who is, unsurprisingly, also in love with colour. Discover, in this interview, rituals that help you tap into the magical power of the sun, light and colour as well as how to become a hunter and collector of rainbows. Discover too, the seven fundamental aspects of Hello Hue, the colour theory developed by Momtaz that, from an anti colonialist point of view, challenges the colour theories developed and popularised by a Eurocentric white, male perspective.

And now, enjoy the interview!


Watch Interview | Listen to Podcast
This interview was recorded on the 8th of April 2022 and released on the 27th of November 2023


Further Information:

Related Links
Momtaz Begum-Hossain: Website | Amazon | Instagram | Twitter | Showreel | Hello Hue website | Casa Chromatic | The London Colour Walk

References during the interview
Chromotherapy 00:47 | Hello Hue 00:49 | Colour 01:19 | Hello Rainbow: Finding Happiness in Colour 01:29 | Colour Yellow 03:12 | Colour Green 04:26 | Colour Red 07:26 | Colour Blue 07:34 | Colour Purple 08:34 | Colour in Flowers 08:54 | Colour Pink 12:04 | U.S. Department of Justice: Colour and Its Effects on Inmate Behaviour 12:17 | Chakras 15:25 | Chromaticity 19:07 | Luminance 19:15 | Interaction of Colours 20:05 | Chromophobia 20:39 | Colour in Fashion 24:14 | Colour in South America 24:54 | Colour in Central America 24:55 | Colours in Africa 24:56 | Colours in Asia 24:56 | Nigerian Communities in London 25:11 | Fashion in Nigeria 25:16 | Colour in Guatemalan Cemeteries 26:02 | Use of Colour in Health 27:44 | Ayurveda & Meditation 27:50 | Colour Breathing 29:20 | Buddhism 29:30 | Rainbow Body 29:36 | Nirvana 29:43 | Moon Water 32:00 | Sun Charged Water 32:11 | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 34:57 | Aromatherapy 36:30 | Reiki 36:31 | Music Therapy 36:35 | Casa Chromatic (Documentary) 43:44 | The London Colour Walk 44:04 | Old Spitalfields Market 44:43 | St Pancras Hospital 46:12 | Holi 50:38 | International Colour Day 50:51 | Colour Wheel 57:53 | The Incredible Hulk 01:05:07 | ReBoot22 01:07:01


All images and videos used during the interview by kind permission of Momtaz Begum-Hossain.


Interview Credits:

Production by Carla Tofano & Toby Deveson | Subtitles & translations by Valentina Sarno & Alessandra Greco | On set artwork: Photography by Toby Deveson & drawing of Carla by Alexandra Veres | Title music written and performed by Maya Petrovna


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Giornalista | Scrittrice

 

Avere una relazione naturale, biologica e basata sull’istinto con i colori che ci circondano, di solito è la regola, l’eccezione è invece connetterci con quello di cui abbiamo bisogno ogni giorno facendo un uso consapevole, deliberato e intenzionale dell’ampio spettro di tonalità e di sfumature che il mondo ci offre per nutrire di gioia e buon auspicio la nostra quotidianità. Momtaz Begum-Hossain, la protagonista di questo episodio di Metralla Rosa, è una giornalista e scrittrice, che ha fatto del colore la sua religione, e per dimostrare l’importanza che ha il vivere consapevolmente in relazione all’uso che facciamo dei colori che ci stanno intorno, ha pubblicato un libro che accogliamo con positiva curiosità in questo spazio. Hello Rainbow: Finding Happiness in Colour (Ciao Arcobaleno: Trovare la Felicità nel Colore), è un invito a capire che ogni scelta cromatica quotidiana può accendere o spegnere la nostra gioia di vivere.

Che voi siate appassionati dei colori eccentrici, o interessati al fenomeno fisico che trasforma la luce in diverse tonalità cromatiche classificabili, esperti o al contrario neofiti nel campo della cromoterapia, o ancora completamente all’oscuro del ruolo interattivo che i colori assumono nelle nostre dinamiche di comunicazione quotidiana, grazie a questa intervista scoprirete come dietro all’osservazione superficiale dei colori, esista la possibilità di connettersi profondamente e intuitivamente con una fonte di vita, di luce e di energia inestinguibile e inossidabile. Momtaz ha percorso il suo personale iter alla scoperta del colore, e durante il cammino ha intuito che nella sua maniera di considerare i colori che la circondano si trova non soltanto una sapienza interiore, ma anche un vastissimo retaggio ancestrale che si è dedicata a scavare, raccogliere e condividere.

‘Hello Rainbow: Finding Happiness in Colour’ rappresenta il risultato di una ricerca archeologica sull’importanza che diverse culture hanno attribuito al potere terapeutico dei colori. Il libro è anche la raccolta di anni di esperienza personale trascorsi organizzando passeggiate, chiacchierate, attività di gruppo, mostre ed eventi, allo scopo di riunire persone amanti della vita di tutte le età, che, non per caso, sono anche appassionate dei colori. Scoprite, grazie a questa intervista, rituali per sintonizzarsi con il potere magico del sole, della luce e dei colori. Scoprite come trasformarvi in cacciatori o collezionisti di arcobaleni, apprendendo i sette aspetti fondamentali di Hello Hue, la teoria cromatica sviluppata dalla nostra intervistata. Secondo questa filosofia, da una prospettiva femminile e anticolonialista, Momtaz sfida il punto di vista delle altre teorie sul colore finora popolari dopo essere state create da uomini bianchi dalla cultura eurocentrica.

E adesso, godetevi l’intervista!


Guarda l’Intervista | Ascolta il Podcast
Questa intervista è stata registrata il 08 aprile 2022 e rilasciata il 27 novembre 2023


Ulteriori informazioni:

Link correlati
Momtaz Begum-Hossain: Website | Amazon | Instagram | Twitter | Showreel | Hello Hue website | Casa Chromatic | The London Colour Walk

Riferimenti durante l’intervista
Chromotherapy 00:47 | Hello Hue 00:49 | Colour 01:19 | Hello Rainbow: Finding Happiness in Colour 01:29 | Colour Yellow 03:12 | Colour Green 04:26 | Colour Red 07:26 | Colour Blue 07:34 | Colour Purple 08:34 | Colour in Flowers 08:54 | Colour Pink 12:04 | U.S. Department of Justice: Colour and Its Effects on Inmate Behaviour 12:17 | Chakras 15:25 | Chromaticity 19:07 | Luminance 19:15 | Interaction of Colours 20:05 | Chromophobia 20:39 | Colour in Fashion 24:14 | Colour in South America 24:54 | Colour in Central America 24:55 | Colours in Africa 24:56 | Colours in Asia 24:56 | Nigerian Communities in London 25:11 | Fashion in Nigeria 25:16 | Colour in Guatemalan Cemeteries 26:02 | Use of Colour in Health 27:44 | Ayurveda & Meditation 27:50 | Colour Breathing 29:20 | Buddhism 29:30 | Rainbow Body 29:36 | Nirvana 29:43 | Moon Water 32:00 | Sun Charged Water 32:11 | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 34:57 | Aromatherapy 36:30 | Reiki 36:31 | Music Therapy 36:35 | Casa Chromatic (Documentary) 43:44 | The London Colour Walk 44:04 | Old Spitalfields Market 44:43 | St Pancras Hospital 46:12 | Holi 50:38 | International Colour Day 50:51 | Colour Wheel 57:53 | The Incredible Hulk 01:05:07 | ReBoot22 01:07:01


All images and videos used during the interview by kind permission of Momtaz Begum-Hossain.


Crediti dell’intervista:

Produzione di Carla Tofano e Toby Deveson | Sottotitoli e traduzioni da Valentina Sarno & Alessandra Greco | Arte sul set: Fotografia di Toby Deveson e disegno di Carla di Alexandra Veres | Musica scritto ed eseguito da: Maya Petrovna


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Periodista | Escritora

 

Tener una relación intuitiva, natural y orgánica con los colores que nos rodean suele ser la regla, la excepción es conectarnos con lo que necesitamos cada día haciendo uso consiente, deliberado y premeditado, del amplio espectro de tonalidades y matices que el mundo nos ofrece para nutrir de júbilo y buen augurio nuestro día a dia. Momtaz Begum-Hossain, la protagonista de este episodio de Metralla Rosa, es una periodista y escritora, que ha hecho del color su religión, y para demostrar la importancia de vivir una vida consiente en relación al uso que hacemos de los colores que nos rodean, ha publicado un libro que recibimos con positiva curiosidad en este espacio. Hello Rainbow: Finding Happiness in Colour (Hola Arcoiris: Encontrando Felicidad en el Color), es una invitación a comprender que cada elección cromática cotidiana, puede encender o apagar nuestra alegría de vivir.

Bien sea porque eres un enamorado de la los colores estrepitosos, o un curioso del fenómeno físico que traduce la luz en tonalidades cromáticas diferenciados y clasificables, un erudito o un neófito en cromo-terapia, o un completo ignorante del rol interactivo que los colores juegan en nuestras dinámicas de comunicación diaria, gracias a esta entrevista vas a descubrir cómo detrás de la superficial observación que hacemos de los colores, existe la posibilidad de conectar visceral e intuitivamente con una fuente de vida, de luz y de energía inextinguible e inoxidable. Momtaz ha recorrido su propio viaje de descubrimiento colorista, y en el camino ha descubierto que en su manera de entender los colores que la rodean existe no solo sabiduria interior, sino también un enorme legado ancestral que se ha dedicado a escarbar, recolectar y compartir.

‘Hello Rainbow: Finding Happiness in Colour’ es el resultado de una tarea arqueológica en torno a la importancia que diversas culturas le han atribuido al poder senador de los colores. Es también la compilación de años de experiencia personal creando caminatas, charlas, actividades grupales, exhibiciones y eventos, para reunir a enamorados de la vida, de todas las edades, que no por casualidad son también enamorados del color. Descubre gracias a esta entrevista rituales para sintonizar con el poder mágico del Sol, de la luz y de los colores. Descubre como convertirte en un cazador o coleccionador de arcoiris y los siete aspectos fundamentales de Hello Hue la teoría cromática desarrollada por nuestra entrevistada. En esta, con una perspectiva femenina y anti-colonialista, Momtaz desafía la perspectiva del resto de las teorías del color hasta hoy popularizadas y creadas por hombres blancos de pensamiento eurocéntrico.

¡Y ahora, disfruten la entrevista!


Ve la Entrevista | Escucha el Podcast
Esta entrevista se grabó el 08 de abril de 2022 y publicada el 27 de noviembre de 2023


Más información:

Enlaces relacionados
Momtaz Begum-Hossain: Website | Amazon | Instagram | Twitter | Showreel | Hello Hue website | Casa Chromatic | The London Colour Walk

Menciones durante la entrevista
Chromotherapy 00:47 | Hello Hue 00:49 | Colour 01:19 | Hello Rainbow: Finding Happiness in Colour 01:29 | Colour Yellow 03:12 | Colour Green 04:26 | Colour Red 07:26 | Colour Blue 07:34 | Colour Purple 08:34 | Colour in Flowers 08:54 | Colour Pink 12:04 | U.S. Department of Justice: Colour and Its Effects on Inmate Behaviour 12:17 | Chakras 15:25 | Chromaticity 19:07 | Luminance 19:15 | Interaction of Colours 20:05 | Chromophobia 20:39 | Colour in Fashion 24:14 | Colour in South America 24:54 | Colour in Central America 24:55 | Colours in Africa 24:56 | Colours in Asia 24:56 | Nigerian Communities in London 25:11 | Fashion in Nigeria 25:16 | Colour in Guatemalan Cemeteries 26:02 | Use of Colour in Health 27:44 | Ayurveda & Meditation 27:50 | Colour Breathing 29:20 | Buddhism 29:30 | Rainbow Body 29:36 | Nirvana 29:43 | Moon Water 32:00 | Sun Charged Water 32:11 | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 34:57 | Aromatherapy 36:30 | Reiki 36:31 | Music Therapy 36:35 | Casa Chromatic (Documentary) 43:44 | The London Colour Walk 44:04 | Old Spitalfields Market 44:43 | St Pancras Hospital 46:12 | Holi 50:38 | International Colour Day 50:51 | Colour Wheel 57:53 | The Incredible Hulk 01:05:07 | ReBoot22 01:07:01


All images and videos used during the interview by kind permission of Momtaz Begum-Hossain.


Créditos de la entrevista:

Producción por Carla Tofano & Toby Deveson | Subtítulos y traducciones por Valentina Sarno y Alessandra Greco | Arte en el set: Fotografía por Toby Deveson y dibujo de Carla por Alexandra Veres | Música por: Maya Petrovna


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