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Palingenesis
Paintings, Drawings, Video works
Dimensions variable
2019
(Works list available upon request
)

Have you ever mistook desire for love? Pain for pleasure? Sex for intimacy? Hope for a promise? Symbolic for the real? Tapping into the sensitivity and vibration of the moment to let go and fall into an active volcano, enduring a simultaneous death and birth.

The wounded shapes leaning against walls are part of a new body of work by Simona Sharafudinov, where she continues her devotion to exploring the sentience of being through image-making. For her the new body, made of drawings, paintings and moving images, is a silent disclosure and an emptying of impressions and failures in desire, intimacy and love. To mark raw hurt is to give thanks to intense joy.

In error begins truth.






The Separation
Video 
2019


Rememberance - home, the silent underwater place.

The scream - memory, birth is a lonely and painful process. 

Transition - desire, alive and swimming in the unsteady tides of love.
 
Rage - feeling, peeling off the silencing layers of fear and shame.




Lovers (11:11)
Video 
2019


Placing ritual at the centre of the drawing practice to manifest forms and patterns tracing a doorway to the simulataneous world of birth and death -- moving from the edge into the centre and returning to the source to re-member oneself into wholeness.

Soundtrack (First We Take Manhattan by Tyskarna Fran Lund)



Symbiosis (Anger Understanding Itself)
Video 
2019


Taking the metaphor from the “Weighing of the Heart” ceremony from the Ancient Egyptians to bring forth traces and forms of developing and evolving consciousness through a ritual of drawing.

Soundtrack (Gnossiennes: No.3 - Lent by Erik Satie, Reinbert de Leeuw)





The Perfect Circle π (22/7)
Video 
2019


The beginning and end are One
The Vitruvian Man is Wo/man 
Life = Art

Soundtrack (from Horizon by Aldous Harding)



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