On July 2nd we experience the Total Solar Eclipse: the Sun is shadowed by the Moon, making us highly sensitive and vulnerable. The Sun represents our ego and self esteem, the Moon, and our emotional realm, with the North Node in Cancer the emphasis is on family life and home.
Drawing sound is an act of performance and my recent works have explored the fundamental components of the act of improvisational drawing – particularly the tension between failure and resolution, and the balance between control and surrender. My works examine the cognitive processes that underlie our emotional relationship with Art.
This Full Moon also signifies opening of the cosmic portals as it sits right by the Galactic Center located at approximately 26-27 degrees of Sagittarius. Galactic Center is the center of the Milky Way, its brightest point through which the divine consciousness is being transmitted. The energies poured through the Sun-Moon axis connected to the Galactic portal encourage us to seek freedom and truth on individual and collective level.
We all have the information of the trash crisis but there is not enough action, therefore, to fully acknowledge the issue we need a body based experiences which can result in deeply felt knowledge. Direct action focused on the here and now are the basis of the movement research which calls on collective awakening, and acknowledgment of the human impact on the environment.
This diverse group of artists seeks to present ideas outside of the existing capitalistic and patriarchal systems that dominate the world today. They also seek to examine our chaotic present in order to envision a diverse future.
Today I am participating in the performance with Shaun Caton – a performance artist who mostly works with painting and also creates performance-based, visual moving environments using light, shadows and painted cut-out characters that create scenes. Mixing painting and performance I am happy to get to know him and his work better. Looking at his website, he has a highly developed style, which I love.
I have finished the sketchbook inspired by the British painter Frank Auerbach, whose work has been showing the Alma Zevi gallery along the street from me. Like him, I have quickly sketched the scene outside my studio repetitively over a series of days as a means to get more connected with the subject. Perhaps I will turn these drawings into a painting.
The Swiss pavilion presents a video-art dance protest. The piece draws from queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz statement “the now is a prison house. Backward is the new forward or the other way around”. The work which is titled Moving Backwards is by Pauline Voundry and Renate Lorenz with 5 choreographers/performers: Julie Cunningham, Werner Hirsch, Latifa Laâbissi, Marbles Jumbo Radio, and Nach.