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. 

21st Faith: Tell us about you and your

practice

Grace: My practice acts as a tool to navigate

the mythic relationship between

the (female) body and the earth.

Employing various mediums, I attempt

to allude to a space/time/spirituality that

instead of being outside of contemporary

gender and environmental discourses,

pours through the conversational cracks

and acts as a stinking agent in the (con)

fusion needed to undo the damages of

oppositional thinking. My practice aims

to mimic this sticky slime and absorbs

goddess myth, (eco)feminist theory

and earth sciences to create a more

fluid understanding of the body and its

relationship with the earth in this present

moment.

What drew you to take part in 21st Faith?

How is faith important to you and your

practice? What role do you think faith will

play in the 21st century?

Researching the representation of women

and nature in historical belief systems

is important in my work as it informs

current views and offers examples

we can steal from to shape more holistic

relationships with our bodies and the earth

in the future. An understanding of ancient

and scientific myths surrounding women

and the earth is central to my practice.

I aim to re-present these myths in the hope

of using them to re-examine the dangerous

phallocentrism within monotheistic

religions. 21st Faith is a chance to propose

an approach to faith that is inclusive,

creative, intelligent and joyful.

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