"AURORA" deploys contemporary art as a relational tool to explore pathways of emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.
The three sculptures in this exhibition take a holistic approach to healing, looking at the mind, body, spirit and environment. This work walks a path of potentiality, respecting the individuality of viewers and their personal path to healing and resilience while maintaining collectivity.
Using symbolism evocative of a dream state, the works neither coincide nor contrast with any ideologies, rather seeking a cord of commonality that connects us interpersonally.
Carl Sagan once distilled this idea during an address to Cornell University, “On (the earth), everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ʻsuperstar,ʼ every ʻsupreme leader,ʼ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”
"AURORA" uses light, the bodyʼs perceptiveness, and performances and spectacle inspired from mysticism to create an experience that is not transcendental, but is rooted in the everyday vitality of life.
On this world we are faced with unimaginable complexities, and have been conditioned to disregard our planets beauty and vulnerability. Why then, can we not work to elevate our own quality of life by helping those to whom we are intrinsically connected?
Meant to be a space of radical inclusion, the installations of "AURORA" act subversively as a resistance to the impersonal direction and disenchantment of modern life, creating an environment where trust is a given and altruism is commonplace.