It is Art because it is alive. It proves that, if you and I are to create at all, we must create with today and let all the Art schools and Medicis in the universe go hang themselves with yesterday’s rope. It teaches us that we have made a profound error in trying to learn Art, since whatever Art stands for is whatever cannot be learned. Indeed, the Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself; and the agony of the Artist, far from being the result of the world’s failure to discover and appreciate him, arises from his own personal struggle to discover, to appreciate and finally to express himself.
“The thing of course, is to make yourself alive. Most people remain all of their lives in a stupor. The point of being an artist is that you may live.”
AN ARTIST’S CONDUCT IN HIS LIFE: An artist should not lie to himself or others An artist should not steal ideas from other artists An artist should not compromise for himself or in regards to the art market An artist should not kill other human beings An artist should not make himself into an idol… An artist should avoid falling in love with another artist AN ARTIST’S RELATION TO SILENCE: An artist has to understand silence An artist has to create a space for silence to enter his work Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent ocean AN ARTIST’S RELATION TO SOLITUDE: An artist must make time for the long periods of solitude Solitude is extremely important Away from home, Away from the studio, Away from family, Away from friends An artist should stay for long periods of time at waterfalls An artist should stay for long periods of time at exploding volcanoes An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at fast-running rivers An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the horizon where the ocean and sky meet An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the stars in the night sky
Besides the STILL room, Studio Corkinho plans to curate other experiences of stillness. Whether in the form of a study room, lectures, art debates, residency afternoons or ritualized ceremonies. The STILL room becomes a meeting space for shared knowledge and reconnection with our true nature
Ursula Schulz Dornburg 's work expresses the power of the forgotten, in places in between space and time.
Silence is a universal concept but has endless morphologies & interpretations. It's a very personal and reflective phenomenon, making it so unique and inspiring. The creative process is continuously enriching. I absorb from what I experience and try to channel in new contexts.