Constantly something to think about/ constamment quelque chose à penser. 2020-2022.
SEE U. Location: Bruxelles, Belgium. Coordinates – 50.822986107494344, 4.387304569317562
On a two month studio residency, at SEEU, we created the ‘sun’/ le soleil.
A performative action emerged from inhabiting the space. A practice in letting go, laying something to rest. The scarf is representative of a thought form, something we intentionally enter the space with, it is a prayer link gesture, bowing to the earth, crawling into the metaphorical womb. The objective of the repeated ritualistic gesture is to notice the mind & body’s response to the action carried out. Perhaps it’s a simple game or something more self reflective and pensive. Does one want to look at one’s fears, habits ,past or projected future? Can one open a space of acceptance & forgiveness with the thought form?
One has to bow, crawl, place one’s hands on the ground to enter, exit & to be seen. We have developed a performative ritual ‘experiment’ focusing on a moving meditation within the structure of the artwork. A silk scarf is placed in the space. The repetitive, performative action of trying to lay the cloth to rest, becomes a play with one’s body, breath, patience & willingness to move a little deeper into one’s state of consciousness. The process is durational for each individual. The ‘prompt’ to leave the space would be once the individual is completely satisfied with how the cloth has landed on the floor.