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WATER JOURNEYS, Fredericka Foster and Giana Pilar Gonzalez

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We are embodied water, and yet when we think of who we are, we do not understand this critical fact. We need water as a baseline for our survival.   To perceive our oneness with water, we are exploring our own unconscious minds in order to understand the consciousness of water.   The idea that water is just a resource to profit from and abuse shows how detached we are from our mother earth.  We pollute, waste, and disregard water’s necessity for all of life.   To experience our intimacy with water, we have to return to our dreams, to spirituality and to art. As humans we are always trying to change, evolve, or present ourselves in different ways.  Water, on the other hand, changes states in a way that seems magical to us, and has much to teach us.   It is possible to think as water rather than about water.

Water helps create our culture and our memories through its inclusion in our cultural and spiritual traditions. We believe water is our equal. The element of water allows us to see our reflection in it, to see our human form. It serves us as a mirror. Water Journeys explores this idea through memory and mirrors, both real and metaphorical.  We use performance, video, and images that behave as Rorschach images through mirroring. We engage others to share their water journeys with the group using artistic means. As we explore our responses, we listen to the messages water has for each of us, and understand its critical role in our identity.

our websites: www.frederickafoster.com www.gianagonzalez.com

Water Journeys Fate Conference from Giana Pilar González on Vimeo.

Water Journeys – FATE 2019 Friday April 5th 4:45 -5:45pm from Giana Pilar González on Vimeo.

Rosalyn Driscoll

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I explore the terrain of the body and the Earth by making sculptures, installations, collages and photographs that connect people to their senses, the elements, and the natural world. My interest in bodily experience and sensory perception led to making sculptures that integrate the sense of touch into their creation and exhibition; my book about this work, The Sensing Body in the Visual Arts, will be published this year by Bloomsbury. I project video onto and into my sculptures, transforming and animating the sculptures and giving body to the moving images; in a current sculpture-in-progress the projection screen is the viewer’s body. I’m collaborating with dancer/choreographer Paul Matteson to integrate my sculptures, my materials and his movement. I also work with water, developing an international art project on springs and groundwater—Water Serpent—and serving as dramaturg for a devised theater production on water—Moving Water. Read More