Work in Progress: TEMPLE
“I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” -Georgia O'Keeffe
About the Work:
There seems to be so much information housed in our bodies. Every single one of us is truly a moving internal palace, a walking temple with a web of interconnecting rooms, sometimes hidden even from ourselves. Our bodies have their own way of blurting out truths when conditions are finally right to allow it; bridging the gap between what we feel and what we are able to express. Movement is a key vehicle for our inner world to travel up to the surface, making the interior exterior.
The vision for TEMPLE is to create space for the un-transfigured body to be released. The dancer appears first as another object in the world, fully encased in dried clay, and placed in the vast desert landscape as a statue. A heavy monument. Her thoughts and longings lodged within her hardened house of a body. She stands poised but stiff as a symbol of the immense hardening we have suffered throughout this particular time. After the shell has been cracked through some unseen external force, a new incomplete entity comes forth from the broken shards of clay. This new creature then forsakes the “shape of certainty” of a stone-like sculpture for uncertain movement.
We need your support.
As we move forward with this new work, Numinous Flux is seeking a Soul Sponsor to invest in the creation of this film from start to finish.
Who are we? People. Just like you. And the longing in us after this last year is drawing us toward the creation of this beautiful film.
Who are you? You believe in sustenance for artists and the arts, a radical concept in our culture. You, too, have lived through this period of lock-down and felt the coil of your mind unwinding as your body was bound to a routine, to a chair, to a laptop, to a pair of sweatpants, to a home.
An artist yourself, you want to help others feel secure in their ability to create something meaningful.
You are the Soul Sponsor who will share not only in the presentation of the final product but in experiencing the process as well. Your creative feedback is not owed but welcome. Through video diaries, journal entries, and screening invitations, you will be the beholding collaborator. The one who watches the process unfold.
Are you interested in nourishing artistic freedom and being part of an ongoing creative conversation? Let us know by filling out the form below, and we'll reach out with more information.