Through my work as an artist I want to open the possibility of recovering humanness in humanity, to create situations and bridges that allows us to connect with ourselves, connect with our emotions, our memories and the ancestral memory of our body, get re-connected with own body as nature. We are nature and part of the endless cycle of birthing, growing and dying, the cycle of life. We need each others and nature in order to survive.
I want to recover art’s origin, why humans paint about their life in rocks, why they created the totems, songs and dances they did? They weren’t trying to do art, they were trying to leave a print, teachings for the coming generations, they weren’t trying to be “spiritual”…the point was helping, supporting and guiding own and future generations to survive.
Dance is the art of surviving through moving. I believe that dance is a tool for getting knowledge and in that sense I conceive dance as a life path, that can help us to go deeper through the layers of the being and humanity. Dance was in its origin the great way for getting in connection with own body and through own body to the nature around to sense, perceive and realize the wisdom of life, in another words the wisdom of surviving.
I believe that dance has something very primordial to do for our contemporary world, dance is a tool to help our human race and planet to survive. I am not interest to make a dance or any other art expression that is not aware of the devastating reality of our planet, since I believe artists have an enormous responsibility and the tools to create spaces for real change.
In now days society people live mostly unconnected from own body and nature. People live unaware of the interdependency between humans and nature and this unawareness is causing the destruction of life and the planet. That touches me enormously, touches my dancer body and transform my work as an artist and my entire life.
My work is far away from being an entertaining show to be seeing but more a manifest, a ritual to be experienced. I invite the audience to be part of my work actively.
My work is deeply inspired for the worldview of the ancients traditions of the place where I was born, Chile, and for over 12 years of studies and practice of the East-sea Finnish traditional witch’s heritage.
Some of my last works: Laji ihminen/Human (2016), Sielunpalautus/Soul’s retrieval (2017), Luonto minussa/Nature in me (2018) and coming on September of 2019 Häpeäpuu/ The tree of shame.
If you want to know more about my art as an eco-artist, please visit my webpage http://gabrielaariana.com