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Circle of belonging


This work by Anna Grima questions how fragmentation affects our state of being in a world where spiritual and material ‘uncertainties’ are intrinsically and inherently composed of the same energy.

We interpret our thoughts and feelings according to our subjective experience of the universe. But sometimes, an unconscious and fragmented state of being could result in unexpected manifestations - some of which are ill health.

The symbolic imagery and conceptual narrative of Circle of Belonging point towards a conscious, holistic self healing. A four minute animation presents words and imagery which are based on the mandala, and revolve around “a kind of central point within the psyche, to which everything is related, by which everything is arranged, and which is itself a source of energy” (Jung C. G. 1950).

The visual imagery is accompanied by Johann Sebastian BACH’s Prelude No. 1, C Major. This fugue is included to help the viewer capture the abstract and philosophical content of the words and imagery.

This assemblage aims to encourage a meditative practice where consciousness offers itself to thought as the perception of self in presence (Derrida, J), and to provoke an experience of self presence potentially leading to an inner resolution, one that commits to a dynamic, holistic, constructive and conscious self healing.