drawing ritual in Turku

 

Drawing rituals are based on shamanistic trance-work. The first rituals (July 2016) were done on two separate nights in an atelier, both lasting for several hours. The floor was covered with drawing paper and different mediums, such as charcoal and ink, were put aside. Both rituals resulted large scale charcoal drawings (ritual work).

As further result, more drawings and paintings have been and will be created to contemplate the experience. Also, from what came out of the rituals was reflections on rhythm, movement patterns, breathing and experience of the body as an essential part of drawing and painting in general, and especially drawing and painting in a trance-ritual context.

 

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Wyrd, exhibition in B-gallery, Turku

WYRD at B-Gallery, Turku Finland, from 20th to 22nd of June, was our first actual work together. For two days we were working inside the gallery weaving our destinies together and inviting people to follow the act.

Wyrd is a net that is woven inside gallery during two days.
It is a ritual, a performance and an installation.

Wyrd is a myth, a method and landscape. It is water, blood, and light.
Wyrd is also a dream, act and time – one, two and three tied together.
Wyrd is past, present, and future. It is January, June and the rest of life.

Wyrd is a work about our love.
It is woven of things that we have experienced together, and of things that we have found together.

Wyrd is two rituals, which get plaited together.

 

filming Wyrd movie Ukonvakka

We are currently editing a Wyrd Ritual Art movie

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Ukonvakka/Midsummer ritual

The concept/idea of cycle is central in our work it being cycle of year, cycles in nature, DNA-chains and snakes rotating around themselves, labyrinths closing us inside, themes of arguments: all that can simply be called stream of life – inexorable and unassailable, molecular level of life itself.

Our interest to cycles makes it natural that one part of our work is to create rituals that are in connection to the cycle of the year. Midsummer, the summer solstice, is one of the most important celebrations in Finnish mythology, which originally was to celebrate the Finnish god Ukko.

Walk, performance in Viljandi

We made a walking ritual together in Viljandi, Estonia 8th of June 2016.

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Walk was a walkabout, a ritual, a place for contemplation and discovery.

I had intended to walk by myself but many things had happened since I first came up with the idea of the art-piece. On Tuesday 7th of June I asked my fiancé to make the walk together with me; the walk had become something else that I had expected.

The route was drawn on a map that was provided to people as invitations to join the walk or see us go and return. We walked about 20km and collected evidence of the places and experiences that we came across with. We picked flowers and I carried the growing bucket on my hands.

On the installation the walk can be experienced.
The installation is a map of Viljandi the 8th of June.
It is also a map of beginning of summer, ecstasy and dreams.

It is an altar.

-Jenny

workshops on shamanism