Oca Dome Mandala, brought to you by Cosmic Culture, is an art installation to be used as a sacred space to make the perfect encounter between ancient indigenous rituals, culture and the modern world as an updated dome, an ephemeral multicultural temple. Participants will be taken on a collective experience by the activities of mandala making (Ojos de Dios) .

Inspired by the Oca, which is a space where the shamans teach the people about the harmony, understanding and respect for each other and healing through musical ancient rituals, and the modern dome, which has a Fibonacci geometry structure with the philosophical, mathematical, engineering, history and poetry meaning known as the Golden Ratio. The project focuses on the mix between intuition from the shamans and the logic from the Fibonacci sequence.
The weaving of an Ojo de Dios (Mandalas) is an ancient contemplative and spiritual practice for indigenous people and Tibetan monks and it is the true connection between the old and modern world. The project will enhance the collective affirmative connection, creating a room in the brain for perception and cognition to getting people into a state of meditation, and learning. It will serve to make the participants think about themselves as the modern developing society, and showing them that by working together, the same mistakes won’t be repeated when it comes to global warming and saving this planet. It aims to show that we are one; in this installation ego and identity will not be present, but participants can see the true essence of being.

 

Envisaged dates for this project:

Installations

19 – 26 May 2018

Castille Square, Valletta

7 – 27 July 2018

Fond Għadir, Sliema

August 2018

Comino (dates and venue TBC)

Opening Ceremony

19 May 2018

Castille Square, Valletta

7 July

Fond Għadir, Sliema

August 2018

Comino (dates and venue TBC)

Closing Ceremony

26 May 2018

Castille Square, Valletta

27 July 2018

Fond Għadir, Sliema

August 2018

Comino (dates and venue TBC)

Mandala Workshops

21 to 24 May

(From 2pm to 6pm)

Castille Square, Valletta

10 to 25 July 2018

(From 2pm to 6pm)

Fond Għadir, Sliema

August 2018

Comino (dates and venue TBC)

 

Tickets for the opening and the closing ceremonies cost €10 per person and €10 for 2 hours of the mandalas workshops.

This project is endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation.