Water is fluid, it does not respect boundaries, it overflows, it seeps, it represents a frightening depth, but also a soothing float on a calm surface. We can be inspired by water, and feel the power of its flow in our own bodies, or learn to receive and give in the rhythm of the waves. Heart Seas, the title of Lucie Sceranková’s exhibition – in which water becomes a metaphor for the experience of motherhood, life energy, the foam of days, a cleansing bath, but also a mirror of lived experience – is taken from a book by British anthropologist Veronica Strang, who describes the inner sea that flows through the heart and sustains its tides.
This is not the first time that Lucia’s work has explored the connection between the elements and the human body, and her current research on water also builds on a number of previous projects realised in the form of photographs, videos, and spatial installations (Drinking Salty Water Does Not Help, 2020; River, 2014; Level, 2013; Quiet Water Washes the Shores, 2012; Sea 2011, etc.).
Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.