What if we lived, without the images…
It’s about identity. Identifying what is binding me [identity itself] and releasing it, so that I am in touch with the deeper guide in me. Being vigilant that the details [the misguided stories] do not become the guide.
“Without the images…” is simple. I am sacrificing my sight for seven days as an invitation, a request for the people to imagine something different – to feel the deeper self and notice how ‘the images’ are affecting their navigation of and relationship to Life. I am sacrificing it to sensitize myself and to bring clarity to the next part of the path in actualizing the Heart Warrior Project. I am sacrificing it because it is what I know I must continue to do; sober myself and listen. Learn from a new place. See without my eyes. See from a deeper place, a more honest and simple place, a less bound and cluttered place. It’s a journey. And I must reveal it for others to witness, because it is clear to me now, that I am a Heart Warrior. It is my path. I have a responsibility.
About the Artist
A 14 year resident of San Francisco, now one year resident of Ashland, OR., Candace M. Younghans is the founder of ONEspace (travelling) Performance Art Gallery in Ashland. As with all pieces by ONEspace, this piece is a deeply personal and social journey. It is intended to raise awareness and funds for the service project she is pioneering called, Heart Warrior Project - a wilderness, creative self- expression retreat program and performance art project intended to increase social support for vets in recovering from their war experiences and healthfully reintegrating into their lives at home. She coaches performers and writers in a movement based creative process she’s developed, called, S.E.W.ing (Self Exploration Witnessing) and is an Integrated Fitness Trainer. She volunteer teaches a Storytelling and Performance Expression course to vets temporarily residing in the VA SORCC in White City, OR. where she is connected with the Native Veteran’s Program and is learning about the value of Native American practices in healing.
Candace welcomes you who are in Ashland, OR to reflect on the question, peruse the treasures and books in the shop and bring something back to her; as a special offering, not to her, but to the question and to Life itself.
to: Performance Gallery
to: ONEspace Home
to: Heart Warrior Project
Newspaper (1) October 30, 2012 Newspaper (2) November 9, 2012
Television November 1, 2012
Radio (NPR:) November 9, 2012 West Coast Live with Sedge Thomson at the Bowmer Theatre in Ashland, OR. Show 983.