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True Light Art Performance

Performance Art Notes From Assisi

Lia Chavez | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Lia Chavez

In October, I traveled to Assisi, Italy to mark the inception of a month of meditation for my current 90-day endurance performance, True Light -- a performance art piece exploring the effects of fasting, prayer, meditation and silence on the phenomenon of artistic inspiration.

Refracting Temple: Embodied Performative Prayer

Lia Chavez | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts
Lia Chavez

Who would expect a matter of conceptual and pragmatic seriousness such as a safe haven for survivors of sexual slavery to mingle with the wildness and whimsicality of performance art?

The Art of Praying With Suds and Sweat

Lia Chavez | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Lia Chavez

Drawing the roller sponge mop from soapy water, I placed it on the pavement, feeling both frightened and foolish. It was at that precise moment that the words "HEAL US" rang unquestionably in my mind.

'True Light': A Journey Into Deep Inner Space

Lia Chavez | Posted 11.10.2012 | Arts
Lia Chavez

In my personal experience, inspiration isn't the sort of thing that I can will myself to generate in a closed channel. Instead, it's facilitated by a willingness to say yes to that shape-shifting Muse of art when it chooses to show up.