Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Christ & Art Group

(Salvador Dali, Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus), 1954)

"A work of art enables the self to move beyond and outside itself toward another object, and this process has a significant impact on the self's development toward a reconciled relationship with the world...it is the space between Self and Other...the rich "between" in which art, religion, and philosophy dwell."
(Daniel A. Siedell, God in the Gallery, p.27-28)

The space "between" is also known as the 'metaxu'. When we strike our paintbrush on a canvas, or when we hit a musical instrument with a melody, or when we gesture a certain character in a play, or when we project a particular tone in a song, we are entering into the metaxu. A realm that we simultaneously create and uncover, attempting to unveil the external world.

Christians' artistic task is found within this act of creating and uncovering.

I'm exploring to set up an art group for Christians to come together and learn from one another, and probably collaborate to develop some cultural artifacts (music, fine art, design, movie /animation, photograph, etc) as a way of proclaiming Christ in the public sphere.

Drop me an email should you be interested: joshuawoo@gmail.com

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