I would only believe in a god who could danceFriedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
My name is Cai and I am a Welsh artist. I go by the pronouns he/him. My work, in its essence, is about movement, in all its forms. I tend to move between different artforms that reflect different aspects of my practice, but, at the core, I’m interested in the imagination and its relationship to our bodies. Im interested in healing and health too, and how the arts help us to find what we often don’t know we were looking for.
The arts give us a way to speak our own language that often has no words, but it’s our own unique way of expressing ourselves in the world. I’m interested in community, and how the arts support togetherness, a way of being together that is a force for good.
I believe in transformation. The extraordinary and everyday ordinary transformations that the arts can support us with. I feel the creative spirit is in everyone, it may come out in dancing, cooking, poetry, organising your kids’ packed lunch, drawing, helping your neighbour or gardening.
In a way I’m interested in what makes us feel alive. My work involves being with others and looking for that aliveness in whatever small or large way it shows up. I have worked in care homes, theatres, psychiatric hospitals, living rooms of peoples’ houses, street corners. I work one-to-one with people in hospital beds, by work, I mean, we find ways of being together where curiosity has the space to emerge as it wants to.
We humans are interdependent creatures, we need each other for our individual and collective growth.
We come in so many shapes and sizes and different ways we see and experience the world, both our joys and pains. The arts more than anything help us listen, and by doing that, by really listening, we share something of our common humanity, of being together in the world in that moment, and it’s these moments that help us find and create meaning as we go on through our days…