Spiritual Friendship

rituals of self solo show_Newspaper Review Switzerland_13th June 2013 copy


Spiritual Friendship
Vandana

2013

Performance
90 Minutes
Kunst (Zeug) Haus, Switzerland

©Vandana The Artist
Courtesy Vandana The Artist & Stiftung Futur

DESCRIPTION

I appear sitting on a stool with my back to the audience, looking down on the photographic work titled, ‘Arrival Departure’ in front of  me on the floor. I stand up to greet whoever comes in front of me, keeping the photograph in the middle, with a gesture of shaking hands but elongate the ‘holding of hands’ after the handshake along with an eye contact to become aware of the moments when one may realize the flow of energy between the two people and go through a spiritual experience rather than just a social ritual of greeting strangers whom we meet for the first time.