sermoverhacertejerrespirarsolxsjuntxs is project that researches the relationship between CREATION (material / technique / process), STATES OF BEING (mental, spiritual, emotional), and MOVEMENT (external manifestation of the internal, or vice versa?).
This laboratory exists within an active practice of artisanal/textile arts creation combined with contemplative exercises and self-care (we observe ourselves and try to cultivate a healthy relationship with ourselves, work, our environment). I use slow-craft techniques such as hammock weaving, bobbin and needle lace as movement / process prompts, with alternative (and ethical) materials. Sharing the live-process through open work sessions (to be see and accompanied, and sometimes also participatory), while I guide a mental-physical-spiritual state of intense work that combines ritual, meditation, repetitiveness, rest, and presence.
Some of the following questions frame my approach:
How does my body move while I am completely present with (for example) the spinning of a fiber with my hands?
How does my inner state produce external manifestations?
How does the space I occupy influences my internal state, and vice versa?
What effect does the technique/material I use or create in my emotional state, and how does it reflect in my body as it moves to work?
If I concentrate on [ie: being present with the sensations in my body, in the listening]; How does this influence the technique / material that I am working on/with and consecutively in the visual / material aspect of the piece created?
And, if I move freely / spontaneously, it will surely influence my mental / emotional (inner) state. Observing this, how will the 'visual’ aspect of my work be affected?
What happens in the creative process when you use each of these aspects as a starting point, and you explore/employ in different orders?
What are the traces, the marks, that remain when working from a certain state of being?
What is the relation between internal states of being and external manifestations?
What are the utilitarian movements of/for the work? What are the movements of self-care and body awareness made to sustain (or endure) the activity, physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually? VS/And, which are the movements of spirit/soul and of expression? How do the three types of movement interact?
How can we not lose ourselves when we are together? How can we fully give ourselves AND hold ourselves at the same time?
What happens when we try to share the intimacy of a sacred space / practice? How to maintain our connection with ourselves when finding/meeting the other?