Thu, Oct 03|
The High Line @ 19th street
Erik Borzi / Liberated Soul
An experiential exhibition on self-transformation through movement that inspires viewers to explore, acknowledge, and transmute self-limiting obstacles with the intention of achieving liberation by connecting with their inner wisdom.
Time & Location
Oct 03, 2019, 7:00 PM – Oct 17, 2019, 10:00 PM
The High Line @ 19th street, New York, NY 10011, USA
About The Event
Xposed Gallery is delighted to present an experiential exhibition by mixed media filmmaker Erik Borzi.
“When the wind of change blows, some people build walls, others build windmills.” —Chinese proverb
Liberated Soul explores the identification of the wound-based fears we struggle with—and the release of them—through the healing modalities of empowered thinking coupled with expressive somatic movement.
Borzi invites the viewer on an introspective journey facilitated through empowering messages and stimulating visuals. In this experience, identifying and transforming limiting beliefs to obtain a sense of physical, emotional, and mental freedom is possible.
When I surrender to and trust the divine force that flows through me—free of any judgment—and allow it to guide me as I dance, I achieve profound inner peace. I am guided by visceral sensations of joy. In this freedom of movement, I experience healing energy permeate my body and a sense of liberation.
It’s the wind that dances with the trees, and it’s the soul that animates the living body. This film is an homage to the wise and playful flow that collectively moves through all of us as it carries us from one moment to the next. I find beauty in observing a being that is completely liberated from conflicted thought, as their movement flows with grace and fluidity. Capturing and celebrating the sacred visual poetry of the liberated soul was the impetus for this film.
In the realm of expressive somatic movement (creative movement of the intelligent living body) and freeform dance, the dancer becomes free of any expectations of how they appear to onlookers. They choose to follow the choreography led by their soul, and with that comes epoché—suspension of judgment—thus allowing them to move with ease and grace as they shift their focus inward to observe the uplifting magic occurring within.
They achieve this by quieting the mind and allowing the body to dance on its own, to fully express itself, through complete surrender that leads them into a trancelike state. Liberation comes from acknowledging and courageously dancing through any fear that arises.
When this style of dancing is practiced regularly, without any expectation or attachment to the outcome, healing and uplift occur as daily stresses are released and ataraxia—freedom from anxiety—is achieved. From this place of creative embodiment, this liberation extends beyond the dance floor and into the practitioner’s daily life, empowering them to live a freer, happier existence. They experience the essence of living life to its fullest. Their confidence is elevated, their creativity is abundant, and their days are filled with more harmony. The soul-centric dancer dances for self-healing, to play, and to be free.
The experiential visuals and uplifting messages in Liberated Soul invite you to surrender to your own innate healing tools, transmute obstacles, and trust your soul’s wisdom to create a flourishing life. This interactive film encourages you to engage with your inner guide through dance and introspective thought to completely let go, even for a moment, so you can experience the gifts of freedom, well-being, and empowerment.
About the Artist
Los Angeles-based photographer-director Erik Borzi thrives on capturing the beauty in humanity. Whether working on fine art or commercial projects, he’s best known for his images of the flourishing human experience.
Over the course of thirty years, he’s worked on numerous animated feature films, IMAX films, and television commercials as a CGI artist. He also launched his own creative studio, now in its tenth year, specializing in portraiture, architecture, and event photography as well as industrial films for brands such as Sony, Pixar, Intel, and Hennessy.
In addition to his training as an artist, Erik has a degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. His personal mission is to use his creative gifts to help heal and uplift humanity by teaching how to apply the power of loving kindness toward oneself.
Every year, Erik volunteers as a healing facilitator on retreats designed to elevate men and women out of the stories of their wounded past into a vibrant life of empowerment.
Erik is an active member with the Dance Tribe freeform dance community, located in Santa Monica, California.