We are a collaborative research project, investigating and questioning Faith
as a human feeling.
We presented 32 creative projects
during an exhibition in October 2017
at The Workshop, Lambeth.
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Madeleine Duflot & Koa Pham,
& Theodore Plytas,
Sam McDermott & Nik Rawlings,
Nicolee Tsin & Leanne Vincent,
And thank you to Ella Fallows
for organising the talk and activities,
and to Madeleine Valcour for her help
in the exhibition design.
What do we mean by Faith?
We explain faith by the definition
of its etymology ‘fides’: to command,
to persuade, to trust. Fides finds its origins in the Proto-Indo-European language, estimated to be spoken around 3500 BCE.
The verbs command, persuade and trust suggest actions, leading to an instinctive result of emotions, such as hope, love
and fear. This has led us to understand Faith as a human feeling.
Faith has been part of the human experience since the first civilisations.
It has influenced everyday life through actions and cultural discourses, while adapting itself to the current beliefs.
The impact of faith throughout
our history is varied and diverse.
Faith is often understood as religion. Within religion there are often hierarchical dogmas, ways of understanding realities, history
and rules. But today, the religious
and dogmatic aspects of Faith
are not as popular as they used to be.
In our societies, we now live in a world that is hyper-connected, in which
we can all share and learn from each other’s creeds and beliefs. Science, amongst other theories, presents challenges to the religious definition
of Faith. The action of choosing one God
over another also creates confusion
Even though the definition of Faith
is constantly changing, it always thrives and transforms itself to be adaptable,
as it is inherently a human passion. Everyone will experience faith
in their own way. Through Faith’s irrational nature, 21st Faith believes
that in order to understand its under-lying principles we must considerate
it with an instinctive, creative
and artistic approach.
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