in preparednessPosted: June 20, 2011
a contemporary art practice
mission statement 2011
this shape, so fluid in form
articulating a space between the formless
interpreting the impenetrable within energetic entity
if I were to harp and strum about saving the world
would you really listen? I think not.
we all are, human or no, a lot brighter than that
and if we were to start our conversation
from this point of wholeness
where might we go from there?
so, here’s no need to hurry the hippopotami
it has been happy wallowing in warmer waters
since before the time began
and, here’s no need to charm the chariot
we will gladly gallop home
until the earthly fire no longer burns
aboriginal art . ana mendieta . arne naes. chris drury . david abram herman de vries . joseph beuys . mark dion . orly orbach . richard long . rupert sheldrake . suzi gablik
In the years to come we may be asked to remember and relearn the ways of creativity, humour and intuition, clarity, versatility and instinct, symbiosis, sensitivity and foresight to resolve and achieve resilience in the face of constant global instability brought about by our immanent attitude of arrogance and invincibility.
To explore that dimension of our be(com)ing that has proved itself fully capable of survival and exemplary invention throughout its evolution, as part of the multi-faceted and sensorial ecology within which we (seemingly) long to remain a constructive and harmonious part.
By listening and responding to the animate and socially dynamic world in which we live and the positioning of such ‘moments of creative departure’ that wilfully embody and encourage the experiential means, conversations and processes by which we may engage with contemporary circumstance.
Application through use of appropriately derived energetic media and collaborative action within the interdisciplinary culture, we may maintain to celebrate, communicate and affirm the triumph that is our holistic and continual mutating existence.
Thus, in answer to the indomitable words of Frederick Sommer…
“Some speak of a return to nature.
I wonder where they could have been?”
I might furtively suggest…
all words & images © peter ward 2011