University Nottingham 13-11-2018

Nottingham University – Sacred Environment

Presentation regarding concepts, themes and driving forces behind two related major works, Sacred Environment and the Bosch Requiem: Lux Aeterna, outlining her preoccupation with ecological activism and the intersection between history, tradition and taboo. Focussing on two opposing locations, one in the bushland of southeast Australia and a historical city in the southern province of Brabant in Netherlands, she explores notions of sacred place, the fragility of ecosystems and the balance between nature and culture.

Requiem

Libretto Sacred Environment – 

Libretto – Latin Requiem

Yengo National Park and Wollombi

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‘s-Herogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands

historical map of 's-hertogenbosch

  • Ecological Activism

Observing design and structure within a landscape

Observing and recognising the impact and destruction of changing landscape

  1. Balance of biosphere
  2. Loss of traditional knowledge and practise
  • History, tradition and taboo

Venerating Nature as a sacred place – Nature or culture

The intersection of the bush with aboriginal history and culture

Colonial implication

The use of Didgeridoo in a composition

Reverence for the sacred nature of knowledge and sacred knowledge

  • Bushland of Southeast Australia

Sacred Environment – Oratorio

Requiem Aeternam

Blindfold

Lady Justice

Lady Justice

Two of Swords

2 swords

Synagoga and Ecclesia

Statues 'L'Église' et 'La Synagogue' de la Cathédrale de Strasbourg, original gothique conservé au Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame - Ecclesia and Synagoga - Wikipedia

The scared elements: Trees, Animals, Four Sacred Animals, Minerals, Stars, Water

  • Sacred city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch – North Brabant Netherlands

Sacred City – Requiem

Lux Aeterna

Saint Lucy: Lucidity

Ingres-Photoshopped-St-Lucy

Saint John: Revelation

four creatures

Saint Clare: Clarity

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Bestiary: 96 Animals, Four Creatures, 24 Trees

 

SACRED ENVIRONMENT

 

BOSCH REQUIEM

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8380-november-music-bosch-requiem?fbclid=IwAR17EF1V2s_WE4r1pDuVSUG85sD_j8K_rllcsCLuEYyxG3OIi5nPbUJQKhI