what to expect on the Power tour?
I believe Art is always trying to express a Truth. And the great challenges to us today is that we often feel untouched by the problems of others and by global issues like climate change, even when we could easily do something to help, We do not feel strongly enough that we are part of a global community, part of a larger one. Giving people access to date most often leaves them feeling overwhelmed and disconnected, not empowered and poised for action. This is where art can make a difference. Art does not show people what to do, yet engaging with a good work of art can connect you to your senses, body and mind. It can make the world “felt’. And this “felt”, feeling may spur thinking, engagement, and even action.
I begin the tour with a walk to the nearby, De Dagraad, a “ Gesamtkunstwerk” , (a total work of art). Here the ideas about the politics of its time are directly translated into the architecture, thus creating an immersive environment to live it.
Then we will cross over to the Diamond neighbourhood and hear about the living conditions and history of its, once upon a time, mainly Jewish residents. We will also pass the Theosophical Library and hear about its influence on Mondrian.
On the way back to my studio, we will hear about women’s right and and how the first wave of feminism got started and what they galvanised themselves to create a force to achieve their ends.
Once back in my studio, you will hear shamanism, a search for inner truth today and as a call to action by means of connecting with the larger community .
The Dali Lamas Pajamas is an Art Project i started as a response to living in the Age of Distraction. What does it mean to “Be Here Now”? What does it mean to “Be Present”? Present to ourselves and present to the world around us. I create, one of a kind, wearable cocoons, where the body can retreat into itself as if it were performing a ritual. The body can hug herself.
Power and inequality in society, Jewish history, WOMEN'S rights, workers rights, philosophical ideas of the time, contemporary art scene & city DEVELOPMENT