Ghost Dancers No1, Native American Mohawk, Northern Canada
Ghost Dancers is a multi-faceted body of work depicting Mohawk dancers, their twisting and turning, their communing and presenting during a sacred ceremony under the full moon in the far northern territory of Canada. As the ethereal dance unfolds, spirits, animal totems and ancestors are summoned. It is easy to understand and be drawn into the magic of it as the veils between the worlds blend and the dancer undergoes various stages of shape-shifting. What can appear, in some images, to be a series of masks worn by the dancer, reveals itself to be in fact the presence of the mysterious convergence of the different worlds in which the dancer is present. An intoxication of the invocation of spirit, animus, primal and ethereal energies infects the eye and reaches into the soul. (Predrag Pajdic)
Organisation: City of Women; In collaboration with: Škuc Gallery.