Light Space Movement is me connecting art and yoga. How?
Art and yoga – though they appear like two very different disciplines – complement each other very well. Art gives us the freedom to explore and express the connections within society, individuals themselves, as well as concepts and ideas.
This is something that can also be discovered or addressed through the body and movement.
Practicing yoga and movement in an easy and playful way, effects us on different levels. It can open up the mindset, function as a catalyst for new ideas and increase our sensitivity for aesthetics. Yoga also helps to experience of ones own abilities and expand boundaries. It offers a great channel to connect, as it facilitates and supports communication and exchange.
There are a few words that are very important to me thinking about this project and could stand for art and/or yoga:
The first time, the idea for this project came into my mind, was when I visited the Doug Wheeler exhibition at David Zwirner in New York. I just really wanted to experience practicing yoga and natural movement in an environment created by art – in this case it was an environment without corners, edges or endings. Simply, it was impossible to grasp the dimensions of the rooms or make sense of any perspective.
Funny enough, this specific type of art belongs to an artistic movement called light and space movement originated in California in the 60s.
For more info about the movement light and space click here