eugenia emets

Monday, 14 April 2014

Echo of Now Evgenia Emets

This short presentation was created to illustrate the idea and research  on the Number Theory and the Apollonian Packing by Peter Sarnak at King's College in March 2014.

Saturday, 14 December 2013


One line poetry. One line drawing.

Separation is a demon guarding the door of joyful heart

If we have survived separation though darkness we must expand this unity with light

Size each: 14 x 19 cm, ink on paper

The work was created for and exhibited at the show dedicated to William Blake "The visions of William Blake" at the Dragon Cafe in the Crypt of St George the Martyr Church in november 2012. The exhibition hosted Illuminated drawings from contemporary artists inspired by Blake art, and the size of original William Blake drawings. All the work was commissioned for the show by the William Blake Congregation. 

These drawings are available separately or together side by side / double sided mounting. Can be framed.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Reflections on the performance – a conversation between Lani Rocillo and Evgenia Emets

Interrogated Silence: participation performance
Space: Hoxton Gallery at the Arch
Time: 05.11.2013

Reflections on the performance – a conversation between Lani Rocillo and Evgenia Emets:

EE: Lani, how did you feel about the performance today?

LR: It felt like the collective energy was of resistance. Which include ours at some level.
EE: Yes, absolutely. I found it very interesting to be working with this aspect, as it never happened before, during the two first rehearsals we had quite a different experience – one of openness and involvement. How do you think we can deal with this kind of “obstacle” in the future, how shall we look at this “opportunity”?
LR: A vocal warm up to engage people into voicing, release tension and to hear how they sound in the space. We can tone along the body and maybe focus also on the solar plexus.
EE: I agree, however I am thinking: How to make people step out of the box? How to overcome the usual pattern in contemporary performance: ‘You – entertain me!’ You see, we are dealing with the audience that has been brought up to be entertained to be sitting back passively, to delineate, and to divide. We have put this audience in a box ourselves, so what are we waiting for now. Are we waiting for equal, active conscious participation?
LR:  I feel we can state the point that the aim of this performance is to break down barriers of the conventional performer/audience context. As a mirror of day-to-day relations we are all performers and audience in one way or another. With intention of sharing the self, the act of voicing can dissolve separation. With all participants sounding, the invisible interconnectedness becomes visible.
EE: Lani, what do you think about Victor’s suggestion of a ritual, as something that removes your thoughts by mere repetition of actions, when you either learn and know how to do beforehand or learn from watching others as you go through the process.
LR:  Humans do a multitude of things that are repetitive that somewhat remove thoughts. Our daily rituals for instance.  To be able to share oneself requires being fully present in all levels of being. A kind of framework might support this process but the framework is not set. It might change from performance to performance as it evolves.
EE: Yes, the idea of creating a structure that can be worked through every time we gather in a space, then tested and developed into something new on the basis of something that exists prior, so that this experience constantly changes over a long period of time.
LR: I do think that we need to give clearer guideline at start to make people feel safe. Feel safe within boundary before leaping into the unknown.
EE: What kind of seamless experience can be created so that the box flips open, so that the magic comes out and play? Can this work be directed in the form of a game, playful, where everyone who steps into the space starts singing along as if to the invisible audience of their own?
LR:  You mentioned earlier about the performance we saw at LSO (“Graphic Scores”). A woman singing with projected graphics and words. It was mesmerizing. Perhaps we can incorporate this game as part of warm up. Play brings us seamlessly to be involved.  
EE: I love the idea, integrating visual aspect into the space is very interesting especially when this visual work comes out of mere background image that accompanies the sound and becomes a score. Let’s think about it for the next one.
On another note, I feel we have no intention of anaesthetizing the audience, the opposite of waking people up from the paralysis of art. How do we prepare and educate the audience for direct unobstructed perception of deeper, more complex layers of work?   We have managed to remove the stage, but these are very first tentative steps of audience on this stage.
LR:  We prepare the audience by pointing out that they are performers as well.  Removing the stage brings the platform to all who are drawn to be involved.  It is an invitation in a given space to visibly explore one’s potential to create. Awake as active participants we see that individual expressions in the collective are aspects that shape the experience.  All are significant.

… to be continued

November, 2013

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


-Interrogated silence- at Hoxton Arches Gallery on 5 October 2013

Out of the void we are born
Into the void we will go
We are here to voice
While we have
The power of sound
After we are speechless
No one can hear
Even if we try

Thursday, 24 October 2013


Participation performance at Hoxton Arches Gallery

Evgenia Emets and Lani Rocillo

5 November starts promptly at 8.00 pm

This work has been conceived as part and result of personal practice of working with the past memories and experiences, lying dormant within one’s psyche, gradually un-grounding them, consciously bringing them up to the surface and offering them to what we consider to be external, the World. There is an invisible fire burning in the middle of the circle, every word, every thought is being purified by the sound of the voices chanting and holding the space for each and every one.

Participants are invited to experience immersion into a practice of self-offering, letting go of anything that keeps the wings bound. It is simple as this: a circle that voices and chants, which merges our experiences into sound waves, frequencies that become pure light and dissolve. Basic tuning, simple re-sounding. Re-member what comes first, what bothers most, what holds, and tell it, voice it, vocalize it. You will be supported within our voices.

Everyone is invited to participate and be part of experience. One has a choice to voice one's deepest experiences which are holding back regardless how good or bad they are perceived to be, or one can remain silent. This work is not a performance for some and theatrical experience for others, roles are relative, and everyone is a participant. In that sense any sound that is being projected and experienced, either verbal or abstract, either drone or melodic, shapes the moment or our mutual presence.

Hoxton Gallery at the Arch, 9 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA
Please RSVP as places are limited and we need to know the numbers

Supported by Hoxton Gallery at the Arch 
With technical assistance by Alexander Fedyushkin

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sketch for The Wave The Sound

Work is alive in space. It is never fixed, never nailed to the wall. It dreams its own dream that you breathe into it.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Balance/imbalance vs sin

I think sin is fundamentally misunderstood. If the harmony is broken and there is imbalance on small or large scale, it would need to be restored, according to the law of nature. The question is if one consciously takes part in restoring this harmony, or if someone else will do it, it won't "make a difference" for the balance itself, but it would make a difference for the one who produces the action. Responsibility is not delayed, because if there is a conscious movement towards balance it is immediate, instant. Therefore there is no punishment, just awareness that in a way everything is falling into place in one or another way actually every single moment, even if we do not notice it.

From meditations at Kew "A face to the world", 2013