Hot Egg 02 : Enquiry

An enquiry into

HEALING

[from private mythology by re-wilding and connecting with our archetypes]

The collective is looking into research around the theme of HEALING, how we heal from private mythology through the concept of re-wilding and connecting to our individual shamanic archetypes.

Please see below for a collective library containing recommended books, articles, music, videos and podcasts.

HEALING: THE LIBRARY

BOOKS

  • WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES – CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTES​
  • THE ART OF EARTH ARCHITECTURE – JEAN DETHIER​
  • FERAL – GEORGE MONBIOT​
  • A RECORD OF STRUGGLE AND ACHIEVEMENT – THE G.L.C’S COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAMME 1981-86​
  • ART FOR PEOPLE’S SAKE: ARTISTS AND COMMUNITY IN BLACK CHICAGO, 1965. – 1975 – REBECCA ZORACH​
  • LIVING AS FORM, SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART FROM 1991 -2011 – NATO THOMPSON​
  • THE INFINITE CONVERSATIONS 2014 – 2018- HANS ULRICH OBRIST​
  •  THE GREAT ANIMAL ORCHESTRA ​
  • STEPS TO AN ECOLOGY OF MIND – GREGORY BATESON​
  • NATURE AND MADNESS – PAUL SHEPARD
  • PAGANISM, A BEGINNERS GUIDE – TERESA MOREY
  • RE-WILDING YOURSELF – PAUL FRANCIS
  • NEKYIA, ODYSSEY – HOMER
  • THEOGONY – HESIOD
  • THE SPELL OF THE SENSUOUS – DAVID ABRAM

ARTICLES

MUSIC/VIDEO

PODCAST

HEALING: THE CATALOGUE

Throughout the rest of this edition, the collective have created a catalogue of artist research that connects the theme to each individuals area of interest.

HyperNature

HyperNature
Books: ​
​"Nature and Madness"    Paul Shepard

Art is the realm for dreams and utopias, a catalyst for human connections that roots us both to nature and the cosmos, that elevates us to a spiritual dimension.”

Christine Macel

https://fadmagazine.com/2017/05/18/marcelle-joseph-interviews-artist-salvatore-arancio/
Salvatore Arancio exhibition ​
Salvatore Arancio exhibition ​
Salvatore Arancio exhibition ​
Vivian Suter exhibition at Camden Art Centre
Vivian Suter exhibition at Camden Art Centre
Agnes Denes
Tree Mountain – A Living Time Capsule
11,000 Trees, 11,000 People, 400 Years, 1992-96, (420 x 270 x 28 meters) Ylojarvi, Finland © Agnes Denes


A huge manmade mountain measuring 420 meters long, 270 meters wide, 38 meters high and elliptical in shape was planted with eleven thousand trees by eleven thousand people from all over the world at the Pinzio gravel pits near Ylojarvi, Finland, as part of a massive earthwork and land reclamation project by environmental artist Agnes Denes. The project was officially announced by the Finnish government at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on Earth Environment Day, June 5, l992, as Finland’s contribution to help alleviate the world’s ecological stress. Sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, Tree Mountain is protected land to be maintained for four centuries, eventually creating a virgin forest. The trees are planted in an intricate mathematical pattern derived from a combination of the golden section and the pineapple/sunflower system designed by the artist. Even though infinitely more complex, it is reminiscent of ancient earth patterns.
Tree Mountain is the largest monument on earth that is international in scope, unparalleled in duration, and not dedicated to the human ego, but to benefit future generations with a meaningful legacy. People who planted the trees received certificates acknowledging them as custodians of the trees. The certificate is an inheritable document valid for twenty or more generations in the future, the first such document involving the future in human history. The project is innovative nationally and worldwide, the first such document in human history. This is the very first time in Finland and among the first ones in the world when an artist restores environmental damage with ecological art planned for this and future generations.
Tree Mountain, conceived in 1982, affirms humanity’s commitment to the future well being of ecological, social and cultural life on the planet. It is designed to unite the human intellect with the majesty of nature. Tree Mountain was dedicated in June, 1996 by the President of Finland, other heads of state, and people from everywhere.
Aira Kalela, Ministry of Environment. Finland 1996
Mario Merz
Igloo, Do We Go Around Houses, or Do Houses Go Around Us?
1977, reconstructed 1985

A signature piece and an archetypal object for Merz, the igloo has been described by art historian Zdenek Felix as ‘a clue to one of the oldest building forms of mankind – the house of nomads. One can consider it a mental living place and refuge, as a place of encounter and communication or as a cupola – and in that, as an archaic parable of the universe’ (Zdenek Felix, ‘Crocodiles, Owls and Numbers. Mario Merz’s Painting’, in Danilo Eccher, p.82).
Ana Mendieta
Silueta Series

The Sillueta series consist of more than 200 works formed from Ana Mendieta’s body into the earth. Mendieta created these by burning, carving and molding her silhouette directly into the landscape. ​

“I am overwhelmed by the feeling of having been cast from the womb (nature). My art is the way I re-establish the bonds that unite me to the universe”​
– Ana Mendieta​

In 1973, Mendieta started to produce what would become her most well-known works, Silueta (1973-1980): a photo and video series that would see her becoming one of the pioneers of earth art.​
For the artist, merging mother nature with art was an authentic way to express the many aspects of her identity: displacement as a Cuban refugee, oppression as a female, and a female artist. By taking art back to nature, she felt that she could become whole again by returning to a natural world absent of manmade inequalities. Mendieta once wrote that “My art is grounded in the belief of one universal energy which runs through everything from insect to man, from man to spectre, from spectre to plant, from plant to galaxy. My works are the irrigation veins of this universal fluid… My art comes out of rage and displacement.”​

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Carolee Schneemam,
Meat Joy,
1964

https://www.moma.org/collection/works/126279

Le Théâtre de L’Entrouvert: Anywhere, 2019

https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/le-theatre-de-lentrouvert-anywhere

ALEXIS HUNTER,
Sexual Warfare,
23 Nov 2018–3 Feb 2019

https://goldsmithscca.art/exhibition/alexis-hunter/

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