'Drumming the Earth'
Sound and Painting Installation
The painting 'Drumming the Earth' is the result of a live painting performance with shamanic musicians, to celebrate the Spring Festival 'Imbolc', performed at the De La Warr Pavilion, February, 2015.
Sound often gets left behind. However, here the Schumann resonance, the planetary heartbeat of 7.83 Hz, activates the earth leftover from the painting. The drum acts as a metaphor for the ear drum and a conduit between sound and painting. The different media create an integrated narrative that unites listening and seeing.
Venetia has been invited by the SEEART FAIR to give a live painting performance with musicians to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Liam Rogers' video of the event will be shown alongside the paintings at the SEEART FAIR, The Assembly Theatre, Tunbridge Wells 24-28th June (www.seeartfair.co.uk).
The Summer Solstice marks the zenith of the sun, the longest day of the year when the sun's power is at its peak. It represents a time of intensity, renewal and great potential and Solstice means the stopping or standing still of the sun. This is a perfect time to honour our connection with the earth and embrace this vital solar power, the source of creation.
Bees follow the path of the sun and the Summer Solstice is a pivotal time for them after which their annual journey declines. Venetia will incorporate the energy and materials of bees in her painting in response to the Cross Pollination Project installation of queen honey bee cells hatching, which runs concurrently at the Trinity Theatre.