The body as the unconscious. The body as mind. Landscape as the body. The mind as landscape. The dissolution of the self in the breakdown of inside/outside. The skin as conceptual membrane. Pain as knowledge. Pain as beauty. Satisfaction as stupification (as catatonia). The mortification of the appetites.
-Bill Viola, note, 1 January 1987
Is a circle an object of confinement or is normality an idea to separate oneself to live.
- Bradley Paul Andrews
Distance and nearness are attributes of bodies. The journeyings of spirits are after another sort. You journeyed from the embryo state to rationality without footsteps or stages or change of place. The journey of the soul involves not time and place. And my body learnt from the soul its mode of journeying. Now my body has renounced the bodily mode of journeying. It journeys secretly and without form, though under a form.
- Jallaludin Rumi, The Masnavi (Reasons for knocking at an Empty House, London 1995)
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
Monthly Archives: November 2014
Each week a student would be given the task to present his or her body of work of their current work within their practice, it will be taken in turns between a level six student and then a level 5 … Continue reading
A segment of my body and me represent a piece upon the world- somewhat like its own initial language
Within the past week I have been trying to find a way to make my work less static. It seems that my practice belongs to the 2d world. However if I wish to communicate with my audience I must show … Continue reading
This was my first pop up show as a third year student, which was shown to the second year students. I was concerned that my practice would not be understood as its based on vast amounts of research on the … Continue reading
With the use of adobe illustrator I have been able to create these geometric patterns, which are highly complex. From my previous posts I have been looking at the ‘squaring of the circle’ to show how people look upon the world, … Continue reading