ELVIRA VAN BOCHOVE Artist
“I make art to connect human existence with the rhythms of life.
Since my early childhood I speak with the waters. Whenever near a river or lake I would feel how it circles the earth, linking time and space. This memory of communicating with the lake or the sea, is always drifting around me.
The feeling that I get from being in the water is of being boundless/bodyless. My work is an attempt to explain this. Our unity. Art can help tell that story of strange complexity where truth is a multidimensional variability .
Ritual, religion and superstition have always intrigued me. They are part of the quest for being connected to the sacred web, our life on Earth. Magical work is a means of exploring and forging new paths in this web. That is why I use it in my individual art practice, and the dance circles I initiate and train.
I am working from and living in Dordrecht, with my partner and our 12 year old daughter.