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by Yali RomagozaFeatured image: Yali Romagoza, Playing with Dolls, 2020 “In my world, my body is my home,” (2012); “Drawing my way out of…
Art develops our sense of perspective and dimensionality both physically and metaphorically. It took artists until the invention of lenses to find three-dimensional perspective in paintings and as we develop ourselves and our tools, our perception of perspective continues to evolve. Meanwhile our own collective sense of perspective is going through a shift as the world restricts movement.
This quarantine period of isolation in a way transformed us all into artists-in-residence, who are doing a durational performance that examines the notion of time. Our homes have transformed into galleries, offices, bars, and cultural venues. My home has become an interactive, interchangeable installation of an art/dance studio, classroom, restaurant, and an exclusive lounge.
We are ready to ascend onto another level of understanding, we are ready to shift our timelines, and live our lives as if in a quantum dance. Shifting timelines involve changing the frequency we are on.
My practice during this time is to insist on a world that doesn’t recede our souls so much that we cannot fathom the realness of death. I insist to live in a place where the hyper-dimensional status of ‘being human’ is held in its fullness.
I am grateful for a pause. I have always put everything before my art, until there’s nothing left to give. Now there’s not as much to prioritize in front of it. All the thoughts and project ideas banging around in my head for months, even years, may finally find a way out in coming months. It’s at least giving me something to look forward to during these uncertain times, and it’s certainly keeping me motivated day to day.
I am thinking what it takes to heal from such traumatic experiences and what we as artists need to do to support our personal and collective healing. For me personally healing is an ongoing multidisciplinary art practice that I am involved in daily.