What calls me to this practice?
Essentially to explore the art and craft of liberational life practices via development of resourceful, intuitive and collaborative approaches to direct experience, as a means of asking (and sharing possible answers to) the question: What is Freedom?
What is Freedom?
My life practice revolves around this conceptual enquiry. I’m curious about how different layers of experience perceive existence in different ways: physical, emotional, intellectual, psychological, political, philosophical and spiritual responses to the question ‘What is Freedom?’ will be distinct from each other, shifting and changing as learning and unlearning reveal themselves.
My life IS my practice via a series of interactions, discoveries, offerings and quiet ceremonies influenced by my unique material sensitivities, and philosphical research into the nature of freedom, and the freedom of nature.
Zen like, no-minded foraging (for materials, observations and encounters) is an important part of my process. Not knowing. Not searching. But remaining open to that which calls out to me. Like a small child at play in awe of whatever is phenomenologically discoverable in the present moment.
From this place of flow I listen with deepening awareness to that which cannot be heard, capturing sensorial responses along the way. Formally they might manifest as: assemblage; sculpture; sound; photography; site specific installations; symbolic crafted objects; collage or writing.
I call these responses Post Performance* Sculptural Drawings. They are traces and documentation of my process which I offer up for reflection.
I often work with found or ephemeral elements such as: sunlight; intention; organic matter; breath; the seasons and discarded materials. And I seek to engage in activities such as: collaboration; re-purposing; energy movement practice; volunteering; intentional craft; growing food; and skills sharing.
When I’m fully present in the everyday art and craft of liberation my reflective offering may only be to capture and share the essence of freedom in a photo. I value the simplicity of this. In that moment the everythingness and nothingness of life and liberation are simultaneously and viscerally revealed to me.
What is Freedom?
if you feel called to enquire into, or contribute towards this enquiry
* Embodied contemplative enquiry into the question What is Freedom?
With thanks to my Dad (Bill Harris), my creative collaborator (photographer Sam Hook) and my Self for capturing my process in the images above.