".....'The Spirited Earth: Dance,
Myth and Ritual from South Asia to the South Pacific' is an
exhibition selected from a large suite of work of the same name
taken between 1984 and 1990, and published in book form in 1990
(Rizzoli, New York).......Ginn presents us with a powerful
frieze of signs and symbols, telling one universal intercultural
story - a sweep of colourful pageantry and pantomime across
cultures. My two year-old child was entranced, moving from image
to image as if they were horses on a carousel.......
Be it performance representation
of the pyschic vampires of Bali or the one-eyed, one-legged
giants of Indonesia, 'The Spirited Earth' encourages us to
celebrate the dance of life and death across cultures, within
which we touch the spiritual realm. There is a communion to be
had in a gallery like this, where we join in ourselves as
performers - an experience that cannot be provided by coffee
table books. "
Reviewer: Mark Amery.
The Dominion Post.