I scan my body, part by part. Scalp, face, ears, throat … moving through flesh, muscle, organs and joints until I reach my toes. I start again, this time, from the toes up, retracing familiar territory, observing differences. Eventually scanning becomes free-flowing, roving, intuitive. Thoughts emerge, I let them go …
In 2013 Kate Golding travelled to India, a place she had been trying to reach for over a decade. Like many others before her, she had gone to India seeking meaning, and to deepen her practice of yoga and meditation. Once there this search felt virtually impossible; the frenetic energy overwhelmed her. In an ashram on the bank of the Ganges, she was taught that the outer world reflects the inner world and that the practice of yoga never ceases. When she returned to Australia and developed her rolls of film she discovered images of calm and solitude. Within You Without You presents a meditation in twenty images.
A Melbourne-based artist, Golding utilises photography to explore notions of identity and the representation of people and place through long-term projects. She maintains a daily meditation practice… except for that one Wednesday recently, when she just completely forgot.