IN A COUNTRY FAR, FAR AWAY

A cross border exhibition inspired by fairy tales, myths and legends

Exhibition “IN A COUNTRY FAR, FAR AWAY” at the ART PAVILION MILE END, LONDON

And if Fairy tales were actually stories about journeys of Initiation?

Over Christmas I was reading the new book “Im Land der Seele: Märchen", by Ursula Seghezzi,  who reimagines 19 fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm as a hero’s or heroine's journey: A young man or woman on the brink of adulthood leave their home to enter the forest, the land of the soul. Lost, hungry and frightened they meet their mentor, the wise woman. Through experience of trance or near death (the dark belly of the wolf, the deep waters of the well, the silence of a glass coffin), they surrender all personal perceptions and convictions and are reborn gilded in gold into the realm of Holle, the all-knowing Earth Mother.

A Hero’s Journey
by Uta Brouet
Sculpture, Jesmonite, 42 x 23 x 13 cm

This anthropomorphic totemic sculpture is an intuitive response during a time of my life where I had to abandon everything I knew to trust my intuition as a gift of connection to a wisdom greater than myself.

In Old German “hel” meant holy, bright, healing, all-encompassing. “Hel" became "Hell”, the wise woman was made the witch or the wicked despiteful mother-in-law.  The witch trials appear to be the last battle between Paganism and Christianity and a victory of patriarchal society over women. The value system of the occidental world trivialises emotional truth and intuitive wisdom. The demeaning control of the woman in many countries today can be seen as misplaced hatred of the unknown, of the uncontrollable, of the magical.

Part of my installation:
VENUS MATERNITY
Sculpture in jesmonite, 36x14x12cm

VENUS FRUIT I
Sculpture in jesmonite, 8x12x9cm

TRANSCENDENCE
Sculpture , 8x12x9cm, Wood, glass, photograph

A packed programme of music, dance, storytelling, workshops for kids and adults, film festival.

Art Pavilion at Mile End, Clinton Road, E3

please Register on www.artcatcher.co.uk

Thu 1 March 2018 - Exhibition opening - 6:30 - 9 pm
Dance, Concert

Sat 3 March 2018
11am - 1pm In Transition, Film and discussion
2 - 5 pm LivingRoot,s collaborative Project, Pop up Studio, Portrait photography. Be part an Exhibition and a book
2 - 4 pm Live Drawing, work shop
6 - 9 pm 360 seconds to tell a Tale, Join Jessica Wolpert for an evening of oral storytelling

Sun 4 March 2018
5 - 6.30 pm More than meets the mind,  An artist talk by Batuhan Bintas about the role of technology and art in the evolution of human consciousness. 

Please go onto the art catcher website for more programme info. 

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