Here and There: Retracing our Steps
The labyrinth is an ancient symbol relating to wholeness and contemplation, and can be used as an opportunity to slow down, quieten the mind, to relax, to meditate, to pray, to solve problems or simply to enjoy a recreational experience. It is also, of course, related to the earth: the ground of our being.
“Here and There” was an online collaboration between artists Linda Gordon (in UK) and Carol Maurer (in USA). The aim of the project was for two group labyrinth walks to be carried out simultaneously on either side of the Atlantic, and transmitted live via the internet, between the two countries.
This commentary sketches a chronological outline of their project and its eventual outcomes. Along the way, some insights and information will be offered regarding the history and significance of the labyrinth and its present day use.
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