dominique mazeaud

  • The Great Cleansing Of The Rio Grande: 1987-1994
  • A Whale Ceremonial: 2001
  • The Most Precious Jewel 1998- This work, an ongoing monthly participatory ritual performance, invites passersby to remember the immeasurable gift that the earth is. When the globe is all beaded, the work will become a walking pilgrimage where I will carry the earth in a cradleboard. The idea is that, like in the case of an old, sick parent, we become the caretaker (mother) of our mother.
  • Tears of the World: 2001

17 years ago I began searching for “the spiritual in art in our time ” The exploration led me to doing art for the earth where “heart is the forms of forms.” I consider my performance. installation and community work new expressions of ritual and pilgrimage, and relate it to the tradition of sacred art. For me, all work, of art — arting, curating, writing, lecturing, teaching, collaborating with other artists — and life, are informed by the same impulse.

Doing Art for the Earth
For 7 years l was involved in a monthy performance,The Great Cleansing of The Rio Grande. The listening ritual/metaphoric action was as important as the found objects which become a record of the event (besides writing) and are shown as installations.

In 1993, I launched The Road of Meeting, a new work empowering and connecting environmentalists with artists doing art for the earth

Revered Earth, co-curated with the Center tot Contemporary Arts of Sante Fe, ended its 2-year American museum tour in 1992 The Virgin of Guadalupe, the American counterpart of a joint exhibition, The Meeting of the Black Madonnas, traveled to the Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, Poland in 1991. Seed-projects are Global Art and Art as Prayer

Lecturing, Teaching
I am developing projects using rivers as teachers of borderlessness between children of different cultures. In university residencies and workshops, I weave the various threads that spun from my quest and explore concepts of “life/art” and THE HEARTIST.

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    • Santa Fe, NM
      US - Mountain

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