Magic happens in that unnamed peripheral area which is the source inspiration, intuition and feelings. We insist on thinking of ourselves as the curators of our destinies but I feel it is this in-between space that is the main protagonist, alive with creative and spiritual energy. It is the one thing we will always do better than IT. Also, we ignore it at our own peril as fanaticism and addiction resonate in there, and will fill the void that is empty.
As an artist I have been chasing this ethereal thing forever, first in traditional cultures which acknowledge and give it proper space and second, in contemporary culture’s exciting new ideas.
The new paradigms are flexible and multi-dimensional despite being assailed by social, political and economic models that are not. We have thrust increasingly essential technology we do not know how to interact with into the hands of the new generations who are forced to move against this old model, relentlessly creating new ways of thinking, communicating and interacting that in many ways the solutions resemble traditional cultural solutions with their fluidity and multidimensionality.
It is a return to humanity, aided by technology. This is what I am exploring with this new series, ManyMe.