This exclusive work is part of the HEART series by Sonia Li. HEART Mandala explores spirituality through Li's deepest emotional and spiritual reserve, cultivated from internal energies of personal transformations through dance. The dancers embodied their soul animals, and in the process of filming, we improvised to explore visceral emotions of love, strength and struggle with our combined personal stories, creating emotionally driven images inspired by Pina Bausch’s dance theater. Influenced by Tibetan Murals, or 'talking walls', Li uses contemporary technology to activate ancient Buddhist spiritual teachings, including images of nature, humans, goddesses and symbolic portals for higher energetic vibration.
Sonia Li (1983) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She exhibited internationally at FILE Festival / Centro Cultural FIESP SESI Gallery of Art, CADAF / Lightbox NYC and Spain Moving Images Festival / Naves Matadero. Solo shows include Wonderville, La Sala Brooklyn and Opera America. In 2019, she won...More details