Dive in...' is an invitation to take part in a shared meditative based experience along with other people, to enter... Read More
Dive in...' is an invitation to take part in a shared meditative based experience along with other people, to enter into our world of feelings, perceptions, and thoughts. The performance is constructed so that the participants can choose the extent of their engagement. It is possible to enter into one of the 'meditation suits' that are neutral , human shaped soft apparatuses that help muffle the senses and assist during the first phase of the experience by helping to gain a stronger connection to the self. The art work is meant to help tune into a sphere that is subjective and hyper personal and from there to reach into a compassionate empathetic and potentially healing reestablishment of connection with a more communal place or zone through unity and acceptance. As an art work, 'Dive in..' focuses on creating a shared notion of creation. Part of the strategy of the performance lays in its attempt to achieve a moment of a shared basic experience that goes beyond its subjective context. The work relays on water based elements because of their part in the elemental forces as well as our primordial memories of life in the womb. Water and its diffusing force as well as their part in our existence and essence are playing a part in the performances narrative. Water signifies a possible symbiosis between our various counterparts and their specific rhythm and dynamics have been a major part of the inspiration for this work. The performance occurs in the public sphere in attempt to create a dialog that transcends the art gallery as a specific place with its set of cultural contexts. It aims to reach and inspire a widespread stillness within the outside world. To further this process and potentially expand the reach of this project, It is an extended invitation to participate in a communal potentially tantalizing moment. 'Diving in…' grants the opportunity to accept what is within us as a whole – shadows and lights – in a constant search for a harmonious flow. It is being able to surrender and let go of the mind’s actions and to find oneness with the magical creation of life with all its intertwining connections.