As an elementary and subtle process, our breath gives us our life:
It affects our being and consciousness and is the pervading point of contact that connects us to a greater whole.
As an archetypal process it collapses duality: it is simultaneously a point of beginning and end.
It is the up, the down,
the in, the out,
the positive, the negative,
action and stillness.
Within it, it holds the centre.
A centre that holds everything – as a point of origin we venture from it and navigate the world.
And to it we all eventually return.
November 5, 2020
Inhale – exhale (Axis Mundi)
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About Dirk Bahmann
Dirk Bahmann is an architect and artist, who was born in 1974 and lives and works in a downtown Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. He studied Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand and obtained his qualifications – a BAS in 1997 and B.Arch. in 2000. He currently lectures in the School of Architecture and Planning at Wits University and manages the s’Fanakalo makerspace. His praxis centres on the investigation of the psycho – spatial aspects of architecture and he is particularly interested in the creation of a psychological “centre”. His methodology is focused around issues of Making, and its possibilities to be a nonlinear thinking tool that offers up unexpected insights and meaning.