(𝒜 𝒯𝑜𝓊𝒸𝒽 ~)
𝑀 𝑒 𝓂 𝑜 𝓇 𝓎 𝑜 𝒻 𝓉 𝒽 𝑒 𝐸 𝒶 𝓇 𝓉 𝒽
~ alleviation through visual and performing arts
Presentation / MA Fine Arts 1.1
" 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝒷𝑒𝒶𝓊𝓉𝓎 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓉𝒽 𝒾𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒻𝒾𝓇𝓈𝓉 𝒷𝑒𝒶𝓊𝓉𝓎."
"Millions of years before us the earth lived in wild elegance. Landscape is the first born of creation. How can we ever know the difference we make to the soul of earth? Concealed beneath familiarity and silence, the earth holds back and it never even occurs to us to wonder how the earth sees us. Is it not possible that a place could have huge affection for those who dwell there?” 
𝒲hat can we really feel, see and can comprehend? Is everything a vivid reflection of what we are ~ from where and from whom?
If we can feel the primordial energies – we can feel the very foundation of earth – and her love towards plants, trees… If we can see it as a source of freedom and peace/balance – we can find it within and around us.
Under zero, the frost settled, with an hour of soft snowing at night.
Under the surface, this thin fragile layer is protecting the greens and a few golden leaves.
Under the soft layer, lies the more harsh one.
Through my art experiments, I am researching the process of expression via visual and performing narrative - capturing glimpses of accounts, memories and connected feelings in an open natural landscape, addressing the historical and contemporary themes of traumas and issues - releasing them in an expressive meditative form.
What could heal the past - preserved in the very soil, when the cultures are standing on their history? The answer is in the Earth itself - what needs to be learned (or remembered) is a deep understanding of Nature - with reverence and tenderness. To realise that how the modern world sees the natural, and describe her (nature) 'laws' and extremes - is only how it is fitting to the narration of the endless exploitation. The protection on all levels is miss-balanced. Human history and presence follows. ~ all is interwoven in such connections, thus my work speaks about such relationships and bonds. – I do not separate it – as a (foundational) peace process. The answer to the trauma of famine, persecution, and current sectarian conflicts – is not to find the answer at any stake – I wish to heal the memory of it. There is substantially more we need to understand - seeing the Earth as our home - a shelter for all of us.
Various arts experiments are a foundation of my practice - through movement, photography, illustration, animation and other forms I am opening a conscious dialogue for everyone, subsequently showing the viewers the wisdom of nature/earth itself.
“𝒟𝒶𝓃𝒸𝑒, 𝒹𝒶𝓃𝒸𝑒, 𝑜𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇𝓌𝒾𝓈𝑒 𝓌𝑒 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓁𝑜𝓈𝓉.” 
During the current research I am becoming more and more aware, that cosmos, nature, human are interconnected, precisely in this order and that the fine art practice - through walking and contemporary movement/dance - working and recording directly in the natural landscape is helping me to visualise and connect - find a form how to express such concepts.
"𝒯𝑜𝓊𝒸𝒽 𝒾𝓈 𝓈𝓊𝒸𝒽 𝒶𝓃 𝒾𝓂𝓂𝑒𝒹𝒾𝒶𝓉𝑒 𝓈𝑒𝓃𝓈𝑒."
It can bring you in from the false world, the famine worlds of exile and image.” 
I touch the feathers, the soil, soil, the bark, the leaves, the stone, water and immerse into it - and the Earth touches back. It can be tender and harsh, freezing and igniting at the same time - an honest act of love, intimacy and belonging.
Keywords for my current works ~
𝐹𝓇𝑜𝓏𝑒𝓃 𝑔𝓇𝑜𝓊𝓃𝒹, 𝓈𝓃𝑜𝓌, 𝒽𝒶𝓏𝑒, 𝓂𝒾𝓈𝓉, 𝓌𝒶𝓉𝑒𝓇, 𝓈𝑜𝒾𝓁, 𝓂𝑜𝓈𝓈, 𝒷𝒶𝓇𝓀, 𝓃𝒶𝓀𝑒𝒹 𝓈𝓀𝒾𝓃, 𝓂𝒾𝓃𝑒𝓇𝒶𝓁𝓈, 𝓁𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉 𝓅𝒶𝒾𝓃𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑔, 𝒸𝑒𝓁𝑒𝓈𝓉𝒾𝒶𝓁, 𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓇𝑒𝓈𝓉𝓇𝒾𝒶𝓁, 𝑒𝓍𝓅𝓇𝑒𝓈𝓈𝒾𝑜𝓃𝒾𝓈𝓂, 𝒶𝒷𝓈𝓉𝓇𝒶𝒸𝓉, 𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓂𝒶𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃, 𝓂𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓂𝑒𝓃𝓉, 𝒹𝒶𝓃𝒸𝑒, 𝓈𝓉𝓇𝓊𝒸𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒𝓈, 𝓁𝒶𝓎𝑒𝓇𝓈, 𝓂𝒾𝓃𝑒𝓇𝒶𝓁𝓈, 𝓅𝒾𝑔𝓂𝑒𝓃𝓉𝓈, 𝒻𝓇𝒶𝑔𝒾𝓁𝑒, 𝓃𝓊𝒹𝑒, 𝓃𝒶𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒, 𝓈𝑜𝒻𝓉 𝓂𝒾𝓈𝓉, 𝒻𝓇𝑜𝓈𝓉, 𝓂𝑒𝓁𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑔, 𝓈𝑜𝓊𝓃𝒹 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒾𝒸𝑒 𝓌𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓅 𝑜𝓃 𝒾𝓉, 𝓈𝓊𝒷𝓂𝑒𝓇𝑔𝒾𝓃𝑔, 𝓈𝓊𝒷𝒸𝑜𝓃𝓈𝒸𝒾𝑜𝓊𝓈, 𝑒𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓁
Key words on the draft from my peers ~
𝑀𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓂𝑒𝓃𝓉, 𝒽𝓊𝓂𝒶𝓃, 𝒸𝑜𝓃𝓃𝑒𝒸𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃, 𝓊𝓃𝒾𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓈𝑒, 𝒾𝓃𝓈𝓉𝓇𝓊𝓂𝑒𝓃𝓉𝒶𝓁, 𝑒𝓉𝒽𝒾𝒸𝒶𝓁, 𝓁𝓎𝓇𝒾𝒸𝒶𝓁, 𝓂𝓎𝓉𝒽𝒾𝒸𝒶𝓁, 𝓈𝓅𝒾𝓇𝒾𝓉𝓊𝒶𝓁, 𝓅𝒽𝓎𝓈𝒾𝒸𝒶𝓁, 𝒸𝒶𝓁𝓂𝒾𝓃𝑔
"𝐼 𝒷𝑒𝓁𝒾𝑒𝓋𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒾𝓃 𝑒𝒶𝒸𝒽 𝑜𝒻 𝓊𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝒶 𝓈𝓂𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝓅𝒾𝑒𝒸𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝒽𝒾𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝓎."
In one half a page, in another two or three. Together we write the book of time. We each call out our own truth. The nightmare of nuances.” 
 O’Donohue, J., 2003. The Wisdom of the Earth. The Furrow, 54(11), pp. 609-612.
 O’Donohue, J. (1999).Anam Ċara. London ; Sydney, Nsw: Bantam Books, p. 103
 Aleksievich, S. (1988). War’s Unwomanly Face.
 Arendell, T.D. (2019). Pina Bausch's Aggressive Tenderness: Repurposing Theater through Dance (1st ed.). Routledge., chapter 9 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367809027
Music in video draft ~ Peter Miller