Asian Journeys - artistic research
The sanskrit notion of sanaatana as a poetic obsession
has been the trigger and the vehicle of these journeys. The
approach consisted of a series of double wanderings: a contemplative walk through consciousness, imagination
and memory - the 'inside world', and a participative exploration
through life on the road, in trains, at cultural events, in homes and
schools, revisiting social and religious rituals - the 'outside world'.
The 'border' between the inside and the outside journeys, its form,
thickness and substance, its constituent layers, emerged as secondary
areas of exploration. The intention was to reflect upon specific
aspects of existence, in the world inside and around us, addressing
direct and indirect allusions to life's chaos and order.
side results of the reseach: Fata
- installation/performance (2007), Versuri
in zbor ~ lacrimi pulbere de
soare, poetry volume, debut (2006), Rite. Rhythm. India.(2006), Within
Soul India (2004) and People of
- exhibitions of
Sincere gratitude to everyone who showed support in the course of these journeys. I am especially thankful
for the encounters with Anil,
Swami Sham Lal, Prof. Shukla, Vinish, Vipul, Madhusudan Baul, Chinmoy, Suresh, Mataji at Tapovan, Shuvendu and Richa, Adi, Brice, Ananya, Wim,
the Krishnamurti Study
Centre and the Alice Bonner Institue in Varanasi, Hotel Utse
in Kathmandu and many others that shared kindness and knowledge on the road.
Selection of images 2003 - 2006 (pdf) >images
Selection of images 2014 - 2015 (pdf) >images
"I know not clearly whether I am the same as this cosmos: a mystery I am. Yet, conceited in mind I wander."
The Rig Veda. 1.164.37