Archive | July, 2012

Time to Embrace my Roots

This Saturday I woke up and just knew that it’s time for me to see the Swedish forests again. To reconnect with my roots in the nature I know and love. I can skype with friends, but trees and lakes don’t have skype …

This part of the Big Heart of Humanity journey is complete. I found “Who is Embracing?” and now the next phase starts.

So, I’ve booked a flight next Monday to Copenhagen. It’s a very good feeling. But I will miss Cape Town …

I’ve been thinking about going to Namibia, a country everyone says is so beautiful, but beauty is one thing, to be connected is an other. My relation to the plants on these pictures from South Africa, is very shallow, we don’t really have a relation.

Of course I could get to know this landscape and connect to it. But it would take time.

I feel how much I’m longing for being with  the forests, the lakes, the fields and the species I know. To reconnect with my roots. Sit with the animals and plants and ask the question “Who is Embracing?”.

I don’t know what will happen, but I know what I will do — among the very few things I still own, is my tent and my bike …

I’m not going to settle down, I have no longing for an other home than where I happen to be at the moment. I will continue to go where the Big Heart of Humanity project wants me to go. The journey continues even if I’m in Sweden.

I’m looking so much forward to embrace all of you, my friends and family back in Scandinavia!

The first picture is from Three Sisters in the middle of South Africa, the others are from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town. 

Anafora — The Virtual Exhibition

Sometimes things takes time
Not only because it takes a lot of hours to do them
Not only because it’s too many ideas I want to test
Not only because it’s a lot of thoughts that need time to surface and settle
But sometimes you also need to wait for the right perspective to arrive …

My exhibition at Anafora in Egypt in April was a wonderful event. It made me put everything I thought and felt about Big Heart of Humanity into one big expression. Summing up, becoming clear, find ways to communicate, use all my skills and cooperate with the wonderful people at Anafora and the place itself. It was an amazing process and I’m so very, very grateful that I got the opportunity to do this. I’ve made many exhibitions, but this was the biggest adventure!

After the vernissage the exhibition started to influence me, I changed my view on my project and I changed the exhibition. I made plans for the web exhibition and I changed them, again and again … I had the idea that I wanted the web version to both be true to the exhibition at Anafora and to express exactly what I thought about Big Heart of Humanity at that moment.

When “Who is Embracing?” entered the scene in June, it became totally clear that that idea was impossible.

Through my work with “Who is Embracing?” I’ve got the perspective I needed. I can embraced the exhibition at Anafora, as it was, and give it to you in a form that is true both to what was then and a part of what is true for me today.

So, welcome to the web version of Big Heart of Humanity at Anafora!

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