. . . S A C R E D S P A C E S . . .
This body of work focuses solely on event spaces & installations, in particular, where the final object is more temporal, ephemeral & interactively influenced by those in attendance.
Art, when held less like a holy object and more like an invitation into some form of sacred participation, seems to change the relationship of art/artist into a secondary instrument. It is in the transformative, mysterious, unpredictable event that something unknowable occurs. A third force arises out of the meeting saying... "here something unique once occurred.".
Though these images are far from comprehensive they are glimpses into an ever expanding body of explorations that span a wide variety of themes, investigating the idea that art is a transformative, adapting experience not a static commodity.
Should you be considering creating a unique event &/or seeking the creation of a sanctuary space get in contact... You've found me for a reason.
February 13th - 15th Vancouver B.C.
Day 3 - Wholeness - Yuan Day 2 - Polarities - Yin Yang
Day 1 - Separateness - Masculine Feminine
" I worked with and learned from the evolving floor design -
a beautiful element integrated into the dancing, very appreciated, Mark."
- K O'N
GOD, SEX & THE BODY...
August 15th - 19th 2019 Victoria B.C
"I loved the companionship of these installations through the workshop, Mark Roch
and their continual shifts, additions, subtractions and support. Thank you."
January 10th - 13th 2019 Vancouver B.C
DAY 3 - THE NOW
The prayer flag ceremony
DAY 2 - THE FUTURE DAY 1 - THE PAST
Dreaming Ceremony Chain / Bracelet Ceremony
“Come to the edge, he said.
We are afraid, they said.
Come to the edge, he said.
They came to the edge,
He pushed them and they flew.
Come to the edge, Life said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, Life said.
They came. It pushed them...
And they flew.”
November 2nd - 4th 2018 Vancouver B.C
SEE ALSO: SACRED CEREMONIES: WEIRDINGS V - DESPATCHO
"May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you,
an invisible cloak to mind your life."
RETURN OF THE LIGHT...
February 9th - 11th 2018, Vancouver B.C.
"Blessings and much gratitude for the light you helped generate with your creativity and generosity. The candle you carved and burned sits with our Buddha. My son who is also an artist was inspired by your offering. So -- we continue with this light work, this light being, this light attention and I wish you more and more and more -- Be well. xx" SJ - Participant
"I so appreciate the work you did. I took more than one candle holder (!!), could not resist their beauty. I will credit you each time I use them in ceremony with my shamanic tribe and dance tribes. Many blessings"
MWJ - 5 Rhythms Instructor
December 17th 2017 - Victoria B.C.
February 3rd 2018 - Gabriola Island
"Beautiful event. The division of the space into light, dark and the liminal was very moving for me. Thank you." MJF
See Also: Sacred Ceremonies: Fire & Ice Rituals
SEA TO SEED...
Outside Stage & Interior Yurt Design for Rising Apalacha, Peia Gulf Island Tour
“To wait is to seek the sacred ways.”
Lailah Gifty Akita
JOURNEY INTO TRANCE...
Hearth I, II, & III...
November 19th | December 17th 2017 | January 21st 2018 Victoria B.C.
DAY OF THE DEAD...
GABRIOLA MUSIC FESTIVAL...