Sometimes I just let the words flow without knowing what I’m saying. I was reading my poems and I found this phrase: zeitgeist non grata. I had to google the two words but was rewarded with discovering the combo is related to dissent.
Lust and vigour
Heart based realisations
Pulsing through the cut
Warmth reaches where
Before was cold
And new life stirs
From its dream filled
Every era has prevailing trends and world views specific to that culture. We often internalise the voices and stories of our cultures and conform to them. The forbidden, taboo and undesirable gets suppressed Inside and identities emerge around our idea of our approved place in the world…
New work on show at Winchester Gallery until Friday 6th December.
Featuring conversational poetry
between Maija Liepins and Sarah Misselbrook
I have used the Laboratory to dig deeper into the themes and imagery of dreams and fairytales calling on the spirit of the times through dialogue, re-writing my ideas of myself like Rapunzle did when she shaved her hair.
When her hair was short she left a roll of parchment trailing out the window – her words then were her only connection to the Outside world for a while.
Experimenting in the Laboratory of Dissent 2019 I have begun to think about the artwork as an invitation to conversation. Witnessing the lived experience of Art In Action. How do you share the invisible? Maybe it remains a private thing, until the seeds of a dialogue spout and take root in our lives. There is the creativity I am most interested in. What emerges in The Space Between.
The process of creating this film involved a conversational poetry experiment with artist Sarah Misselbrook. I invited her to collaborate with me, by echoing the first words of my morning messages and making it her own.