Our Labyrinth

My visit to Myanmar was the seed for Our Labyrinth, inspired both by the gesture of removing one's shoes before entering any temple, pagoda or mosque, and by the pristine space created for visitors by volunteers who constantly swept the sacred grounds. For this project, I will first ask exhibition visitors to remove their shoes, thereby enhancing the sensations produced by walking. Second, as visitors walk among the projects, a dancer will sweep a mixture of rice, other grains and seeds through the space, along a labyrinthine path of their choosing. This dancer may encounter obstacles along the way, but will navigate these silently and mindfully.

This project is a gift from the performers to the visitors, the providing of a "pure" space, both physically and spiritually, as they explore the sacred space created by the projects.

Photo courtesy: Taipei Fine Arts Museum

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