The keys we seek lie in the simplicities of the human condition, which are in these times so easily forgotten and the locks to which they fit in its complexities placed there only by ourselves and found in their droves on our spiritual selves. - The Journey
A piece of physical theatre focusing on the role of creativity in life and how creativity can unlock aspects of the individual. A visual metaphorical look inside the artist's head. Devised and performed between April/May 2014 as part of the performance arts training program in collaboration with Hilltown Studio Theatre and funded by Leader. Presented to a live audience as a once off 20 minute performance. The project was inspired by a philosophical text written earlier that year and by a dream turned poem. A special thank you to the tutors and participants and to all those at Hilltown, who open their doors so people can come and play in the safe nurturing creative haven that it is.
"As part of the therapeutic process of change, which we are all, called to undergo, one of the main steps is to die to yourself... This means examining your personal motivations and desires from a less subjective and more honest position. It means unlocking the chains that bind us within the self (we see this in the performance piece where Aishling literally goes through the act of unlocking chains around her) it means letting go. Perhaps if we look at it in a more traditional way we might call this being forgiven, forgiving others and forgiving ourselves for past misdemeanors. This is mostly in relation to the past; letting go of that past...and as a result being reborn like a Phoenix in the aetheric flames, in the present moment.... in the eternal NOW. When we do this a more powerful energy than the one concerned with the stresses of day-to-day life alone emerges. We are free to wander a different world. We can wander through time inter-dimensionally if allowed." - Sean O Dwyer From Ashes exhibition openingspeech