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

Alexandra and Theodore: Our work is

a constellation of photography, sculpture,

installation, drawing, painting. We wish

to propose a reflection into the tumults

of life, a door into a world where energy

can be found in the oddest places, whether

it be in an abandoned building, a rusted

piece of steel or under layers of felt-tip.

What drew you to take part in 21st Faith?

How is faith important to you and your

practice?

We were drawn to 21st Faith by the

openness of its definition of faith.

We are excited to be part of a conversation

about faith today, in which there are

no pre-defined ideas or categories

to confine or comply to.

Faith is part of all of our lives, yet its

meaning and substance within everyday life

is different for each individual. Even for the

same person faith can be found from one

day to the next in different places.

Faith in Coffee. Faith in God. Faith in

Dancing. Faith in Time. Faith in Walking.

Faith in Art. Faith in Sweating. This is what

we see as so fundamental about Faith.

It is a permanently present force yet

constantly shifting in its meaning.

Faith is crucial to our practice because

without it we could not keep going.

We have faith in Art. We have faith in

Making. Our Faith might not be your faith;

having and transmitting Faith is

what counts.

What role do you think faith will play in

the 21st century?

We believe faith will continue to play

the role it always has, that it will push

people to be who they are and to fight

for what they believe. Our hope is that 21st

century faith might be open. A faith that

is fluid and capable of changing its mind.

A faith willing to discuss and exchange.

A faith able to argue whilst always

remembering to respect.

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