Photo by Natalia Molina Photography
Photo by Natalia Molina Photography
The Magician Artist Residency, Woodstock, NY
September 21st – September 28th, 2014
Facilitated by Frank Haines, Brendan Landis, Guadalupe Maravilla, Mollie McKinley, Zeljko McMullen, Linda Montano, Eliza Swann
THE MAGICIAN: BECOMING AWARE OF GENUINE BEING-DUTY
“Life is real only then, when “I am”.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff
Observe the Magician’s gesture. The Magician’s hands act as a lightening rod – one arm extended up to the Divine for inspiration, the other pointing toward Earth to ground this potent energy and give it form and frequency – the Magician’s gesture indicates that s/he is a conduit for creative miracles. The second incarnation of The Golden Dome School will have a sound based emphasis and will seek to traverse limits for transmuting divine inspiration into vibration, frequency, and tone. Through ritual, consecration, meditation, song, sound, and movement exercises we will learn to utter The Magician’s words through our art:
“I, the Magician, take a position in the crossroads of eternity and infinity that we call the present. I am loyal to everything that I am: my body, my intelligence, my heart, my creative force.”
– Jodorowsky and Costa, “The Way of the Tarot”
We are interested in engaging selected artists in a co-creative environment of experimental pedagogy that fosters community, collaboration, feedback, close living, and the collapse of boundaries between life and art. All Dome gatherings seek to provide its community with expansive methodologies for reconciling our selves and our work to each other and to our world. This one week session will consist of workshops, collaborative art exercises, daily tarot meditations, sound rituals, and lectures offered by visiting artists. Faculty members include: Linda Montano, Eliza Swann, Frank Haines, Irvin Morazan, Mollie McKinley, Zeljko McMullen, Ryan Ingersol, and Brendan Landis. We will then create a sound healing ritual based on our findings that will debut in New York City. Please see the syllabus for detailed information.
Through an open call selection process, nine artists who are interested in becoming an Art Mage will be selected for participation in The Golden Dome experiment.
The Fool: Performing the Fool’s Planetary Rites
July 21st – August 1st, 2014
Raven’s Crossing, Marin County, CA – Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA
This program is facilitated by: Robert Bier, Ayden Bremner, Machine, Jasmine Moorhead, Laura Berlin Stinger, Eliza Swann, Laura Zuspan
The first incarnation of The Golden Dome School will have a performance based emphasis and will seek to explore the limits and boundaries for both an ontology of performance and the conceptualization of it’s relationship to environment. Through ritual, consecration, meditation, and movement exercises we will learn to perform the Fool’s Journey as described in the Tarot.
How does art embody questioning? In what ways does the tarot bridge the gap between healing, art, and performance? How can our art contribute to cultural and psychic hygiene for the benefit of our planet? How can environment be investigated through the practice of art making in such a way that these questions cannot only be asked, but be lived as well?
In traversing boundaries of representation, embodiment, sustainability, and consciousness the first Dome gathering seeks to provide its community with expansive methodologies for reconciling our selves and our work to each other and to our world.
We are interested in engaging selected artists in a co-creative environment of experimental pedagogy that fosters community, collaboration, feedback, close living, and the collapse of boundaries between life and art. This two-week session will consist of workshops, collaborative art exercises, visits to performance and meditation centers, hikes, and lectures offered by visiting artists, curators, witches, and tarot practitioners. We will then create a group performance based on our findings which will debut at “First Friday” in Oakland, CA.
The Golden Dome School for Performing Planetary Rites will take place at Raven’s Crossing; a queer land project located in West Marin County devoted to alternative agriculture, primitive skill-sharing, and radical social/political projects. Raven’s Crossing consists of a long house that sleeps four, and a cabin that sleeps two. There is one compostable toilet, a rustic kitchen, a stage, an outdoor shower, and no electricity. Participants in this iteration of the Golden Dome School will be required to unplug entirely for two weeks.