The Becoming: Meditations on Existence
September 8, 9 & 12, 10 AM – 2 PM
September 10 & 11, 1-5 PM
“Solitude and silence strip away the urgency of time, and one is invited into what is infinite; to experience kairos time or unmeasured time, and leave chronos time or chronological time. In chronos time, moments are measured, but in kairos, one can be swept into the eternal present and infinite possibilities are born” -Celeste Snowber, Embodied inquiry: Writing, Living and Being through the body
The Becoming is a show about being in the world—being mindfully present, bodily present and heart-fully present through holding space for rituals of joy, contemplation and hope in everyday life. Created in solitude during the peak months of the pandemic, this exhibition prompts viewers to think about their relationship to themselves, others and the world around them. How does one process un/expected changes that characterize life on earth? How does one remedy nostalgia they carry for past selves and move forward? The Becoming invites you to be present with yourself. Pause for a brief moment in time, unravel the messy, complicated albeit beautiful parts of simply being alive, and let go of that which no longer serves you—mark by mark, and stitch by stitch, till all that’s left is gold.
Sylvie Stojanovski (a.k.a. Sylvie the Artist) is a multidisciplinary artist, and experience designer whose work explores the myriad of relationships we have with the contemporary natural world—from the transience of reflections on water, to the complexity of memories we hold from childhood. Sylvie creates alongside nature and communities, inviting them to become active participants in the genesis of work. Her process is experimental and iterative in nature—allowing meaning to seed, bud, and ripen over time until it is ready to be harvested. Her art is influenced by the rhythm of the seasons, and grounded in the ethereal beauty of the mundane. Sylvie draws inspiration from the constancy of change that characterizes life on earth. An eco-feminist and embodied learning advocate at her core, she aspires to create biophilic experiences that promote radical connection and collective healing.