About Sacred Place
“To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you.” – Joseph Campbell
We cherish our solitude, personal spaces and secret places as they allow us to retract from the public realm. From here we consider what is unique to our identity and perspective of the world. The notion of ‘sacredness’ that begins within these deeply personal realms extends out into the world to define places for which communities gather and have gathered in time.
This studio aimed to explore the notion of ‘sacredness’ from the private to the public. Researched through observational practice with media gathered through direct experience this studio’s aim was to explore the many layers of a place and space, challenging our biases and understanding the deeper meaning from what may possibly go unnoticed.
This studio began with each student’s own perspective of their sacred place. Extending from this, the studio explored the notion of sacred places in the public realm. Through explorative media investigations, the studio challenge students to look closer and further than the ‘surface’.
– Robbie Rowlands – Studio Leader