Sharon Alward

Performance with video


PNEUMA continues my investigation into liminal/ sacred spaces, using prayer/meditation to open up communication with the audience/viewer. I believe the opportunity to access each other in the space of an installation often leads to very intimate encounters, inviting the potential for creativity. Together artist and audience can co-create, unleashing the potential for an alternative consciousness to emerge. Inside of these spaces each of the participants may feel quite vulnerable and it sometimes allows us to see things in new ways. In these spaces, through encounters and conversations, I try to hear a God not contaminated by being. The focus of PNEUMA, is on love, mercy and healing. These encounters with viewer(s)/audience are a part of my ongoing attempt to explore Edith Wyschogrod's notion of saintly postmodern ethics in this moment of endless waiting.