The Mapping Project idea is based on the belief that art can happen everywhere, sacred spaces can appear everywhere, even in remote locations. How would people get involved? By following a map that I will put up on social media to find the creations in the middle of the woods, behind a waterfall, in different countries and various locations. This could even include never-to-go-to places, like garbage dumps, no-man-lands and unheard-of-locations.
What I would do is I would appear on these places first and create a sacred space, -with materials on location-, that people could find with a map. The materials would be whatever I find on the area, rocks, sticks, sand, flowers, garbage, thrown out bicycles, tires, plastic bottles, etc.
What I want to achieve is to build a community of people who would look for these temporary structures and spaces and would share their experiences on social media. I believe sometimes you just have to get on the bus without exact destination in mind in order to find what you are looking for. I also think that making sacred the never heard of is a good exercise to appreciate life and the living environment.
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MFA Graduate exhibition opening today, May 15th at 7:30pm, together with printmaking, metal and ceramics graduates.
This is an interactive installation / performance / ceremony space I am building at the Unison sculpture garden. It is inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead. I will have 4 events here, once a week. All with different themes and settings. If you would like to experience them, take part in them or just look around: the first happening will be on April 17 at 5pm. It is a 1 hour performance, that you can be part of. The installation can be found at the very end of the sculpture garden, behind Unison. Rain date is the following day, same time. Address: 68 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY. Beware of muddy pathways!Read More