Started January 2014. Completed at Afrikaburn 2015.

Abracadabra is a large scale suspended and hanging light and sound installation using ropes, kites, flags and geometric shapes to create swings, nets, coves, dance floors, levers, hammocks that entice individuals to move, connect and immerse themselves in the experience.

Abracadabra comes from the Hebrew words 'I create what I speak' and was worn as a healing amulet in the Roman times.

This installation is the experiential truth of what happens when one makes the simple decision to step in to the unknown and take an adventure without any specific outcomes.

Ultimately the installation forces the participant to interact with their physical environment, enhancing their enchanted experience. 

For those who make the decision, a multitude of opportunities await.

This was a collaboration between Nix and the Space Cowboys. An example of designing something far bigger that one is able to complete on their own and trusting through adventure that it will turn out far greater that one ever dreamed.


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Nix Davies

"Through the mystery of navigating the unknown we are able to wondrously unravel our hearts to expose their true nature.“

Nix Davies is a collaborative, conceptual artist that explores possibilities that arise from consciously stepping into and existing in the unknown. She creates and produces large-scale experiential spaces, events and artworks that ordinarily are impossible to create alone. Nix initiates, instigates and ignites concepts by establishing a platform that require others to step up, risk, interact and belong to the process alongside her. This requires Nix to co-create; manage individuals and groups; and produce an over all piece of work by consciously making or facilitating a series of choices of best possible solutions for specific moments.

Nix often embarks on ‘life installations’ that showcase the emerging and developing of concepts along an ordinarily unknown journey. It is while living and navigating these spaces that she breathes ideas to life.

  • Nix Davies is the founder of The School Of Innovation.
  • Nix ran a collaborative, changing, working space called Let There Be Light in Woodstock for four years at the Woodstock Industrial Centre and Side Street Studios.
  • Nix has recently moved to a farm outside Citrusdal in the Western Cape where she has created Howl from Your Heart and the Hexagon Ceremonial Space.


Nix Davies Conceptual Artist

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