21st Faith

21stfaith

We are a collaborative research project, investigating and questioning faith as a human feeling. 

This publication presents 32 creative projects created for an exhibition in October 2017 at The Workshop, Lambeth. 

that we can co-create by 2030. So I thought this sounds

like a good start.

[claps]

[Ella introduces artist’s Alexandra Gribaudi and Theodore Plytas]

Theodore:

Alexandra:

Theodore:

Alexandra:

Theodore:

Alexandra:

I guess our piece is about making, and how we find faith

in making and persevering for my part.

Yes, we were like let’s have a challenge for ourselves just to

show how much faith there is in making, and how when you

do art you really have to have faith in your process, and have

an idea and be like ‘ok let’s do it’ so we started with the idea

of making a hundred sculptures and a hundred photograms

and then we just went with it.

Alex comes from a Fine Arts background, which is more

sculptural, and I come from a more photography background

which is, I guess, simpler in a 2D way. We wanted to make

a piece that would merge both sculptural and photography.

We’ve been working together for a year now, and it is strange

when you’re coming from different sides, although you have

very similar ideas and interests and it comes naturally

to work together. And we thought this project was a perfect

way of really establishing and opening both of our practices

to each other.

When you have faith in something you have to sacrifice other

things and when you work together you realise that nothing

is going to never end up like you wanted to be and you have

to find a middle ground.

And I guess we are in a relationship, so, we have to sacrifice

to be together, and that is what life is about.

[laughs]

Grace:

Theodore:

There is something about the scale of the work as well,

you were talking about the process as being one that

had faith, that faith was entangled in it, and I think because

there are a hundred pieces, you did clearly put your faith

to the test and you were really pushing yourself to the point

where maybe you tested your faith in the project? As I feel

like with every creative process, if the project is 6 weeks,

6 months, 6 years, you have this constant existential crises

from the beginning to end, [laughs], and I think it is

interesting to talk about your personal creative process

as one that whether faith was in the work or you two as

a collaborative team or just the idea. I think it is important

to make those things sacred as they’re hugely important

to you as individuals and the processes. You can really tell

that the process itself was quite testing. Because there are

a hundred, it almost feels like a big journey.

It felt like that too.