On 24, Feb 2017 | In Performance | By admin
Rothko Chapel, Houston, Tx
February 22 – 24, 2017
Photo by Miao Jiaxin
FAITH: complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
The chapel “offers a place where a common orientation could be found… — an orientation towards the highest aspirations of Man and the most intimate calls of the conscience.” Mrs. Dominque de Menil, visionary patron of the arts explained about the Chapel she commissioned to the artist Marc Rothko in 1964.
“In the times of the great challenges global as well as personal, in the times of innocence lost and faith in institutions, politicians and personal relationship fading with the speed of light, for the first time in my life I decided to pray.” Born in a communist country, of Jewish, Muslim, Serbian Orthodox and Catholic origins, an atheist by choice and admirer of Zen Buddhism, Jovanovic prayed for three consecutive days to all religions known to her at the Rothko Chapel in Houston. She prayed for love, peace and light. To quote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Faith was performed during the Experimental Action, International Performance Art Festival in Houston, Texas in February 2017.