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Exercise in Presence 1

 

 

Exercise in Presence 1

Exercise in Presence 1: Mixed Media. 10/3/15. Anna Sadler. (Side-view)

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Exercise in presence 1a

Exercise in Presence 1a: Mixed Media. 10/3/15. Anna Sadler. (Face-view)

Exercise in Presence 1b

Exercise in Presence 1b: Mixed Media. 10/3/15. Anna Sadler. (Close-side-view)

Exercise in Presence 1c

Exercise in Presence 1c. Mixed Media. 10/3/15. Anna Sadler. (Close Up View)

Exercise in Presence 1d

Exercise in Presence 1d. Mixed Media. 10/3/15. Anna Sadler. (Closer up view)

Recent Drawings on paper and Video – Exercise in Presence

These drawings were created as an exercise in presence of mind. Intuitive drawing –

These paintings/ drawings are FOR SALE:

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annasadler23@yahoo.com

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E-In-P1; (841 x 594 mm) Mixed media

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E-in-P2; (841 x 594 mm) Mixed media

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E-in-P3; (841 x 594 mm) Mixed media

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E-in-P4; (Actual Size – w: 3m 36cm x h: 2m 37cm) Mixed media

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E -in-P5;  (841 x 594 mm) Mixed media

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E-in-P6; (841 x 594 mm) Mixed media

Anna Sadler, Feb 2015, E-in-P7; (841 x 594 mm) Mixed media

 

Flickr Account

I have created a Flickr Account today so that visitors to my website can take a look ‘behind the scenes’ of my portfolio and explore the ways in which I create, think and test out ideas – in my studio – residency and project spaces.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22151462@N05/

Untitled Photograph

Anna Sadler, July2012, Digital photograph, Untitled.

Interior Views – Inspection Camera.

Here, I have been capturing interior views of a spider’s web. This has given me a different perspective into the micro-world of an organism – as it exists alongside me and my studio practice. A view from within out into the apparent reality of the external world that I exist within.

Anna Sadler, Inspection Camera View; 16/6/12, still image

Anna Sadler, Inspection Camera View2; 16/6/12, still image

Anna Sadler, Inspection Camera View4: 16/6/12, still image

 

Photographic Studies – Inner/Outer

Anna Sadler, 15/8/12, Digital Photograph. Untitled 1

Anna Sadler, 15/8/12, Digital Photograph. Untitled 2

Anna Sadler, 15/8/12, Digital Photograph. Untitled 3

Anna Sadler, 15/8/12, Digital Photograph. Untitled 4

Anna Sadler, 15/8/12, Digital Photograph. Untitled 5

Anna Sadler, 15/8/12, Digital Photograph. Untitled 6

Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity – Timetable

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Between Monday 13th August and Friday 17th August, I will be maintaining a continuity of Arts and Meditation practice. I have chosen this structured pathway of activity as I am testing to see if there is a deepening of both my meditation and arts practice.

The art action will focus on ‘drawing’ ‘markmaking’ and expression through the body. Each day, I will document this process through writing, video and sound.

The following timetable for the course has been designed to maintain the continuity of practice. For best results I will follow it as closely as possible. However, I am open to change and will be aware of when and where alterations to this provisional timetable may need to happen.

4:45 am Morning alarm
5:00-6:30 am Meditate in the studio
7:00-8:15 am Shadow Yoga – Taught Lesson, Peapods
8:30-9:30 am Breakfast
9:30-11:30 am Studio Art Practice
11:30-12:30 noon Meditation In the Studio
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch/Rest/Walk
1:30-5:00 pm Studio Art Practice
5:00-6:00 pm Meditation in the Studio
6:00-7:30 pm Tea/Rest/Walk
7:30-8:45 pm Discourse/Writing/Listening
8:45-9:45 pm Meditation in the Studio
10:00 pm Lights Out

Vipassana Course Timetable

The Vipassana Course Timetable that I experienced as a participant in the 10 day Silent Meditation Retreat in January has become an inspiration for a new investigation into my art practice.

Between Monday 13th August and Friday 17th August, I shall be creating and re-creating a timetable of yoga, meditation, rest, creativity and discourse. For best results, I shall follow the timetable that I create as closely as possible and maintain a continuity of practice.

4:00 am Morning wake-up bell
4:30-6:30 am Meditate in the hall or in your room
6:30-8:00 am Breakfast break
8:00-9:00 am Group meditation in the hall
9:00-11:00 am Meditate in the hall or in your room according to the teacher’s instructions
11:00-12:00 noon Lunch break
12noon-1:00 pm Rest and interviews with the teacher
1:00-2:30 pm Meditate in the hall or in your room
2:30-3:30 pm Group meditation in the hall
3:30-5:00 pm Meditate in the hall or in your own room according to the teacher’s instructions
5:00-6:00 pm Tea break
6:00-7:00 pm Group meditation in the hall
7:00-8:15 pm Teacher’s Discourse in the hall
8:15-9:00 pm Group meditation in the hall
9:00-9:30 pm Question time in the hall
9:30 pm Retire to your own room–Lights out

Arts Medicine and Humanities Conference 2012

At present, I am working on my paper for the AMH Conference in Cork, Ireland July 2012.

Please see the paper outline below:

 

Identifying with the body visual;

Live performance, video and sound.

 

‘Just as a mirror shines bright once it has been cleared of dust; so those who have seen the self shine in mind and body, they are always and forever filled with happiness’

Upanishads

 After contracting e-coli 0165 and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome; a change in identity hit me hard as I endured severe medical interventions to prevent kidney failure and death. For the first time in my life my organs spoke loudly in pain, and I quickly came to terms with the impermanence of life.

As a visual artist and as a fully recovered patient, this medical encounter prompted a period of self-reflection. By interpreting footage from endoscopes, microscopes and medical imaging techniques and by immersing myself in a 10-day silent meditation retreat (Vipassana), I began to explore relationships between what lies beneath the skin and the ever-changing nature of our mind.

With a focus on meditation, consciousness and creativity, this paper will incorporate sound recordings, experimental video and performance to express my change in awareness of the self that has taken place since contracting the disease.

Slow Wave State

Consciousness and Dreaming:

I am experiencing altered states of consciousness through a meditative practice that I uphold for 2 hours a day.

My recent Work In Progress is exploring these states through light, manipulation of light, movement and energetic flow. I have become interested in the view from within; when the eyes are closed or as we are drifting in and out of sleep or awakening from anaesthesia.

The images and video are suggestive of the ‘between consciousness’ state – and the view from behind the eyelids or from within the iris – as a person returns to consciousness and tries to make sense of the world in which they live.

Slow Wave State combines alpha and delta brain wave activity which spreads across the brain in an anterior-posterior gradient. It emerges in deep non-rapid eye movement sleep. Alpha waves in the brain are connected with relaxed mental states like meditation. Delta waves and delta wave activity are marked by an unconscious state and a loss of physical awareness.

Slow Wave State: Photographic Image

Slow Wave State 1: Photographic Image

slow wave state 2: Photographic Image

Slow Wave State 3: Photographic Image

Slow Wave State 4: Photographic Image