The Flower of Life is in fact a seed for further geometric construction. It conatains the Seed of Life, and if carried outward provides the frame for Metatron's Cube. Drawing the Seed of Life is astonishingly simple.
Begin by drawing a circle. Use a compass. Now take the METAL TIP of the compass and place it anywhere along the circle you just made; draw another circle.
Kajuns Pub (St. Claude Ave, New Orleans) gave me the chance to create a large charcoal drawing last Saturday. This work took 5 hours to complete. The set-up allowed viewers to see how a work like this is created and ask me questions.
We will be doing it again on the second Saturday of November. Come check it out if you’re in the New Orleans area.
What: Fringe Fest 2013
Where: New Orleans
What: Invocation of the Androgynous Muse
Chemical Marriage is excited to announce our inclusion to the 2013 Fringe Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana. We hope to take what we learned from Playthink Festival and kick it up a notch.
….a few notches to be exact. The performance is scheduled to last 10 hours a day for all five days of Fringe Fest. That’s 50 hours of painting…. 50 hours of you, the audience, animating an androgynous goblin using music. 50 hours of FRINGE!
We’ll be posting more update as the days collapse toward November, but for now check out the official Fringe Fest website and get yer read on…..http://www.nofringe.org/
We hope to see you there.
Hypnagogia is the experience of the transitional states to and from sleep: the hypnagogic and the hypnopompic states of consciousness. The related words from the Greekare agōgos ”leading, inducing”, pompe ”act of sending”, and hypnos ”sleep”.
The intention of this performance is to induce such a hypnagogic state in the artists, who will then transfer that into a creative act live for the audience. It is also an attempt to lure the consciousness of spectators into a state of mental fluidity, inducing the creative elements of mind to run wild; a place and time set-apart from everyday reality.
To achieve a hypnagogic state, the artists Leah Rees and Aaron Knapp, will alternate between a bed and an easel; one artist drawing and the other sleeping. To the side of the main stage will be a table of spectators, seven VIPs with bells; the chiming of which causes the artists to switch places and other scene changes.
Chemical Marriage is fortunate to be joined by Lexington based drone artists, Everyone Lives Everyone Wins, whose presence will aid to the creation of dreams. The vibration and tone these musicians bring will realign the very atoms and molecules within, easing the transition to and from Hypnagogia.
This Performance will be a one-time only event. Tickets available online or at the door. Seating is limited.
Berea Center for the Arts
315 Chestnut Street
This was a pivotal work. It’s idea was beautifully simple…
Set up a stage.
Sit in the middle of the stage like a statue, shape-shifted into an androgynous goblin.
instruments are placed around the stage.
The Creature comes to life and paints if music is played.
When the music stops, the creature returns to middle, attaining stillness.
This lasted for 12 hours.
The melding of music with visual art is an age-old romance, but this was a rare occasion with diverse musicians present; the work was created in real-time; direct interface. The sound varied…the first person to play the animating music was a young boy, perhaps 5 or 6. And it went from there…
….ambient drone from metal drums, revolution songs, rock-a-billy blues….even a full brass marching band with accompanying hoop dancers. One of my particularly fond collabs was with the group Everyone Lives Everyone Wins , part of central Kentucky’s Concentric Drone Cult. Was able to entirely invest in the creature.
The physical demand was a challenge….
I eagerly accepted. Though my body disagreed quite a bit the next day. Totally worth it! This performance falls in line with an idea I’ve been flirting with of Endurance Art performances. An artist taking on a physical extremes in addition to producing a raw creativity. This is a budding idea that will present itself again in my work…hope you catch it.
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