Travelling Icons: A Meditation on Beauty – Six Embodied Thoughts on Art and Life unfolds as a performance and installation creating a mosaic of memory over three days in the intimate setting of the medieval undercroft of Torre Abbey. A mesmerising work of contemplation and focus, it explores the ephemeral qualities of silence through artistic, dramatic and sequential reasoning incorporating performance, painting, light works, video and sound to contemplate the Small, the Hidden, the Still, the Profound and the Beautiful. An intimate and passionate journey that corresponds with the artistic vision encapsulated by the artists mawson-raffalt + faulder-mawson‘s enigmatic and symbolic logo ) + ( = aO (concave plus convex equals a sphere).
“Ursula Mawson-Raffalt’s text sounds as if emerging from the last barricade of modernism… Her wrist turns with the grace of a ritualistic Indian dance… with finesse, distinction, delicacy, and intense concentration, all of her gestures are those of an aesthete of movement and seem to be the remnants leaked out of the mythical inheritance of the great dancers of the past century.” – Cristina Rusiecki, writer and theatre critic, Art Act Magazine, Romania
“The collaboration between visual artist Anthony J. Faulder-Mawson and performance artist Ursula Mawson-Raffalt has produced some of the most rich theatre / dance / art visuals I have ever seen on stage.” – Mary Overlie, Founding Faculty Member of the Experimental Theatre Wing, New York University, Founder of Movement Research & Danspace Project, New York City.