This wonderful exhibition brought together many artist, sculptors, singers and poets. We are grateful to
Teena Gould (Ceramic & Public Artist) for allowing us to show some of her work on our web site. You can see her work 'in use' on this link from the Save the Teifi Facebook page.
She said "Water is central to our lives. It courses through all the channels of our body. It runs from source to sea, just as our lives flow in that direction. Water sustains life. When we pollute our bodies, we became sick. When we pollute our rivers they too become sick. As a ceramicist and public artist, water in all its forms frequently informs my work; both material and contextual."
As you can see from the FB video her work was interactive and included these suggestions:
POST YOUR TEIFI DREAMS AND FEARS.
Take a moment to focus your thoughts, feelings and experiences of our River Teifi. Gaze into the water in Deep Pool.
Now ask yourself -
What is it that is harmful and potentially destroying our river? What does that look and feel like?
What would you like to see being brought in to the present and future of our river? How does that feel and what might it look like?
To let go of the negative write and post your response in the Closed Vessel.
To bring in the positive, write and post your response in Rock Face (the open vessel).
Your postings will be collated and sent to the Teifi Collective.
Many thanks. Teena
If you would like to do an 'online' version of this send your response to us using the contact form.
A river full of wonder
Byw mewn heddwch efo’r natur eto (Living in Peace with nature again) Mae hwn yn hefyd yn gwellhai ato ni (This is also healthier for us!) Heddwch ac harmoni (Peace and Harmony)
Community, kindness, hope, biodiversity
Ban pesticides to encourage re-introductin of salmon, and the protection of our wildlife.
Celebrate and honour the river every year - a special day, gradually improving the health and raising awareness.
May there be clear waters for the future generations.
We’ll work together to clean up our human mess and restore our. beautiful, clear, sparkling river.
Ta ta plastic Past! (Popeth yn blastic) Ta Ta the love of Money (Cariad Arian) Ta Ta Industrial food (Bwyd an-naturiol)
Shit attitude to nature
Not appreciated by the authorities
Greed, Carelessness, Sadness
Slurry and land chemicals.
Finding Nature along a tributary of the Teifi
In this recent course: 'Finding Nature', led by Yusef Samari, centred along the river in the Piliau Valley.
Participants walked slowly and meditatively along the river, stopping to jot down thoughts and feelings. Some deep and beautiful words transpired from that process.
We are again gratefull to Teena for sending us some of the responses from that group, which you can read below.
Sparkles on a cow pat that will nourish the ground.
Releasing a song, a burble, a rustle, without intention; it is given freely.
Letting go; giving up, allowing change into the unknown.
The seen and the unseen – they cant be stopped.
An energy draws it to the moment of action: it is unstoppable.
I feel, I respond, I notice, I experience. What does the water, or a blade of grass feel, notice, respond to and experience?
Nothing is as it seems; it carries the imprints of past experiences.
Can the water ever own itself” it abandons itself to everything in comes into contact with, and yet it is the earths most vital lifeforce.
Do I ever leave anything behind, or just move on?
Imprints of happenings, of journeys past; there is barely any present.
The feeling of a meander - a leaning in, a falling out
There is always a little resistance in the flow
What happens here changes everything (downstream)
A woody weir with spikes, troubling the water
Leave us a river
In the PV for 'Art on Troubled Waters' there was a performance of Matthews & Piers song 'Leave them A River'. See the Facebook reel below. Below that is a the Singing Village choir performance from Aug 11.