MIGRATION OF THE PSYCHE, 2016
We have many different thoughts in every minute of the day. Our entire existence is a collection of thoughts, and we hold the power to select these inner thoughts and bring them into our reality.
This performance has three distinct phases. It begins with the individual sticks being gathered from various locations, just as different thoughts are collected from corners of the human psyche. This is followed by the process of the building of the nest, or the movement of these elements from one form or location to another. When the nest is complete the thoughts transform into a reality.
The conscious act of building the nest is similar to that required to build our outer world through our inner world. Like birds collecting sticks from different corners of their environment, we gather and rebuild, taking each piece through a transitional process and, layer by layer, creating new forms. We perform this migration on a daily basis.
This artwork is exhibited with an interactive installation where the audience are invited to participate:Do you want to build something, collectively?
Build on whatever the person before you laid out. Think about being centered, and focused when you build your part. You can use thick sticks for a solid foundation, then use the medium sized sticks to fill it in. Decorate your nest however you like.
*Publication Produced at KA Atolye, Ankara, Turkey featuring the work: http://bit.ly/29vsNbv
*Exhibited at KA Atolye, Ankara, Turkey.