Elbow-deep in revisions and new writing for my forthcoming visit to Singapore and the r&d of my Unlimited Commission And Suddenly I Disappear… The Singapore ‘d’ Monologues – I read an artistic statement on the website of Peter Sau, my leading collaborator…. What he writes is so striking, so evocative of the practice we are trying our best to pursue, so encouraging and inspiring, I have to reproduce it here:
ART & LIFE
THEATRE is an evolving art form that stems from life.
An artist needs to react responsibly and envision open-heartedly.
An artist needs to learn consistently to reflect deeper about his/her practice.
An artist should step out of his/her comfort zones and always find new languages of work.
An artist needs to give importance to his/her heart, mind and body.
An artist should create works that can transcend boundaries, languages and nationalities to reach the universal.
An artist should inspire others to work honestly from the SELF but not be selfish so as to provide vast imaginative and empowered spaces to the audience.
An artist should resist the temptation of consumerism and overproduction.
An artist should reach for depth, not skim the surface.
An artist needs to be mindful of his/her ego.
An artist needs to be truthful and ethical.
An artist should and needs to care.
A THEATRE WITH HEART.
AN ARTIST WITH CONSCIENCE.