I Have Always Been Here by Taísa Helena
“The seed of this project was unearthed in Koli, where the harvest full moon was glowing red, where the sauna steam connected me to the women around me, where the sunrise guided me through the forest, where I found ‘The place to see’ the Autumn Equinox. On those days I expanded, I became one with the universe consciously. I held on to those feelings, to the magnitude of a simple truth so hard to encounter in the rush of daily life. It was a truth I needed to share.”
I have always been here
Woman, what are the limits of you?
Where do you end and the Earth begins?
There was a time when you knew.
A time without screens and the noise of your ‘modern’ world.
When you could see with your toes,
hear with your nose and feel yourself endlessly unfold.
You have forgotten how I am you,
as much as you are the moon.
Those memories that faded, what you forgot you knew,
It is engraved in stone; it is still inside you.
If you can silence your mind, you’ll hear me
from the eye cloaked in your womb.
Materials: ceramic and audio installation
Photos & video: Taísa Helena