A Journey of Art and Conflict: Weaving Indra’s Net by David Oddie

By David Oddie

A trip of paintings and Conflict is a deeply own exploration of David Oddie’s makes an attempt to discover the possibility of the humanities as a source for reconciliation within the wake of clash and for the artistic transformation of clash itself. it all started whilst Oddie, seeing the fractured global round him, requested himself what he may possibly do to assist; that question set him off on travels around the globe, together with to Palestine, Kosovo, South Africa, India, Northern eire, Brazil, and different locations. In each one place, he met with local community who had suffered from clash and labored with them to forge creative networks that experience the aptitude to rework their situation.

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I had a compulsive need to please, to keep smiling, however I felt inside. Paradoxically I developed a stoical fortitude, possibly inherited from my mother, when faced with crisis: a stoicism that has enabled me to seemingly cope with tragedies such as marriage breakdown, personal and financial despair. (In the1960s the family business faced potential collapse. My father struggled to cope with the emotional pressure. ) The Story I was the younger of two boys brought up in a caring, middle-class family.

Krishnamurti: To be is to be related, and there is no such thing as living in isolation. It is the lack of right relationship that brings about conflict, misery and strife; however small our world may be, if we can transform our relationship in that narrow world, it will be like a wave outward all the time. (Lutyens, 1973:22) 9 A Journey of Art and Conflict There is also a need to be ethically consistent in our attitudes and behaviours at all these levels. We undermine our credibility if we seek to develop national, community cohesion policies, on one hand, and at the same time address international problems on the other by bombing communities, such as Iraq, into oblivion.

There are several theories regarding the causes of conflict, many of them overlapping, from Principled Negotiation Theory, Identity Theory, Intercultural Miscommunication Theory and others. Again, what struck me was the resonance between these ideas and the thinking underlying my work as an applied theatre practitioner. For example, Human Needs Theory suggests that conflict arises from unmet, core human needs – a proposition that has motivated much inspirational work in the field of applied theatre.

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