Fateme Banishoeib

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Watercolor on acid-free paper from responsible source
21cm × 30cm

Fixing something isn’t always the solution… sometimes when we approach a challenge by wanting to fix it we may lose the capacity to learn to place ourselves above it or separate from it. Maybe even detaching from the challenge we are actually part of. Resolution might come by actively participating and relating to what needs to change. The climate disaster (and so many challenges like wars, pandemics, racism…) might need resolution, healing, learning, and not just fixing. Healing, like learning, is inquiry-oriented, long-term, creative, and proactive. That to me is connective and imaginative. The colors come out to sense my way into “What’s Next for Earth”.
2021
  • Fateme Banishoeib

Vital

I wrote this poem at the beginning of the pandemic. First in Italian, then I translated into English.

Divided between profiting and caring
Divided between shining and illuminating
Divided between abandoning and holding close
A pandemic where the virus infecting us all is “versus”.
A viral way of thinking, feeling, sensing, being…versus, divided.
A vertical, narrow view of everything versus everything else.

The work I have been called to do is figuring out ways in which the whole of our humanity can work harmoniously with all those seemingly paradoxes, complexities, and tensions out there so we can re-image the future. A work of art, an artwork. I’m contributing this video poem to “What’s Next for Earth”.

Details:
– vertical video as an analogy to human ways of thinking growth in a vertical way.
– yellow background as an analogy of unnatural ways of relating to nature and a representation of pollution.
2021
  • Fateme Banishoeib

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