Reclaiming the Mythical Feminine – Anima Mundi School, Amsterdam (2023)

My spoken words accompanying the video performance:

“When I was in the ruins of the church, I moved my body into the space, walked in silence or with silence, and let images fill me. Sometimes there was nothing, but I kept moving or being moved and then an image appeared: I heard the waves of the night sea and then I saw Her dark waters filling the church. The water entered the space filling the cracks, and I felt the presence of the dark Madonna grounding this place with Mystery. I kept moving even after the image was gone, but when I left the space, it felt as if a ritual had taken place. I felt refreshed and excited. This place is different now in my mind, and I hope that a passing tourist will stop and hear the waves of the night sea and might feel Her presence too; because I brought Her into this space or she wanted to enter through me imagining Her.”

Stills performance – Rhodes, Greece
Copyright ⓒ 2023 Maria Stella Lydaki