ABOUT THE EVENT
This event is my ‘test run’ for sharing new work in November. Please come support me and have a chat. I will share some of my poems, which were made into a book to accompany the film 'Wild Mother', and you will have the chance to ask questions about anything you like. The poems I have selected relate to the theme of water: the emotional, messy, wild, powerful, ‘feminine’, healing, quenching, gushing, cold, and deep, (and more!) to inspire a conversation about the tangible, emotional, and spiritual experience of the element, in advance of Nothing Is Immediate, an Air and Water themed exhibition at CAS Andover in November 2020.
ABOUT THE FILM
Maija Liepins, has collected sounds and other sensory impressions on film during daily walks and layered them together with poetry to create a meditative and elemental experience. Join her for a screening of her film The Wild Mother next Saturday at 2pm BST. The artists hands and figure, present in the work, invite you on an intimate journey beyond the garden gate and into the woods where dreams and magic may be found. The film was created in 2018 as part of the artist’s conscious step toward recovering a sense of wellbeing and mental health, drawing on both nature and art to do so. The film takes its name from the book Women Who Runs With Wolves which talks about the wild mother (Baba Yaga), as a re-definition or re-education of what is nurturing of ones own mind body and spirit was needed. The ‘wild mother’ acts as an antidote to what Clarissa Pinkola Estes calls the ‘too good mother’. Collaborating with the weather, the wind, rain and frost, Maija’s film attempts to stir ones inner world. As the weather transforms, so too does ones feelings. It’s almost as if she is making visible the layers of inner and outer experience in one frame.
For a taste of my poetry and imagery you can visit www.instagram.com/maijaliepins