I attended the thematic “Truth and Reconciliation” art residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute this September.
I participated in an exhilarating dialogue with international artists regarding this complicated theme.
Voices participating were from Colombia, Israel, Native American, South Africa, Taiwan. etc.
From my Notebook:
As artists, we do not always have the answers but we do
make the unconscious conscious.
To make art you first need to consume yourself.
Devouring your own flesh until personhood is gone.
Only then you become the other.
When you are the “other” you are not the artist
you are part of the collective heart.
Jung said that until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Antonin Artaud declared that art was the double of life, a
duplicate reality. “We have a spirit so made that
it spends its life looking for itself … In becoming
conscious, it duplicates itself.
Artists as witnesses are duplicates,
they contain both the subject and the object.
the self and the other.
the truth and the lies.