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Inspired tonight by the magical conversations and powerful work of Pasado Mañana with @elrafaesparza and @beatrizcortezflores along with @brownskinhazel @que.fresca @leather.papi @grrrround @fei_bian and @maeamaria at @commonwealthandcouncil.
#pasadomañana #commonwealthandcouncil #latinx #queer #losangeles #interdisciplinarity #earth #tierra #networks #socialpractice #rafaesparza #beatrizcortez #gardens #labor #immigrant @ Commonwealth and Council
@goldendomeschool is PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEXT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE SESSION: “The Chariot: Wherever You Go, There You Are” on March 11th – 18th, 2018 in 29 Palms, California
SIGN UP LINK IN BIO “Know that the Self is the rider, and the body the chariot; that the intellect is the charioteer, and the mind the reins / The senses, say the wise, are the horses; the roads they travel are the mazes of desire” – Katha Upanishad 1:3:3 For our eighth artist-in-residence session we will be working with the archetype of the Chariot. With this image, we are asked to cultivate willpower, discipline, and self-control alongside the balancing qualities of receptivity, responsiveness, and flexibility. During this residency we will concentrate on performance art. We will specifically examine methods for endurance, duration, and energy raising for the purpose of cultivating willpower and effective rituals. The Chariot, seated at number seven in the Tarot, utilizes the seven colors of the rainbow to attain self mastery. Over the course of seven days we will learn some strategies for cultivating free will, the Alchemical art of the Tarot, rainbow magic, plant communication and breath-work. We will work on a performance ritual that will be presented publicly on the last day of the residency. Please see the syllabus for class details.The application form includes practical information about the program including pricing, sleeping arrangements, and information about meals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until February 15th, 2018. Please be aware that the residency programs generally fill up in advance of the application deadline.
This program is facilitated by @edgarfabianfrias , @chickentasteslikewood @saewwwon @laurastingerz & @thecircularserpent LINK IN BIO WITH MORE INFOIF YOU WERE ON THE WAITING LIST FOR THE LAST SESSION OR HAVE ATTENDED A SESSION BEFORE AND WOULD LIKE TO RETURN, PLEASE E-MAIL INFO@GOLDEN-DOME.ORG AND LET US KNOW
12 hrs ·
So, yesterday, our overlords terrorized Hawaii, telling them that the fear they felt needed to be directed into fearing North Korea, now having peace talks with South Korea.
How obvious do they have to be before people reject their nasty, war mongering ways?
My friend Stan lives in Russia, where the US and NATO have lined up tanks, soldiers and missiles on the border, a clear and present threat and danger to him, but his feelings are never presented on imperial media.
”Hawaii got a small taste of what the entire world feels every day knowing the loose cannons in DC are just as likely as not, going to blow them up at any moment for reasons real or imagined, no one seems to understand. Every person felt that daily in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yugoslavia and many other places that used to exist.
Heck, I have 3000 tanks and long-range artillery pointed at me well within range just 70 miles away poised to attack at any second. No one in the US has to think of that as a daily concern. Gabbard is another neoliberal war monger who some think should be president. That is insane, she is not as bad as Clinton but bad enough to ever be acceptable as president. If the US had to fear daily threats of attack, it might cause a few people to wake up and realize it is not a rational policy to be destabilizing and threatening any country with a different opinion.
Instead of waking up, this “accident” will play into the hands of the neo-cons and neo-liberal war mongers who will push for war…now, just as talks between the two halves of Korea are talking. The neo-cons hate when countries talk, they want war because that is their only solution to any differences or concerns. Their power over the world evaporates if peace breaks out. Cons of either sect, only have power when there is conflict.”
~ Stan Jacox
Cuerpos Unidos was everything we envisioned it to be. Powerful. Vulnerable. Emotional.
A performance and social practice event part of this year’s Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA in honor of Laura Aguilar and with the incredible support from REDCAT – Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater and in collaboration with VincentPrice ArtMuseum.
Here are just a few stills from the event. Documentation by Zuty Lorz and Kate Alexandrite. Link to more images in comments with more images + video documentation to come! Featuring Edgar Fabián Frías Cindy Vallejo Aisec Domingo Lunez Irina Contreras Freddy Villalobos
#pstlala #cuerposunidos #lauraaguilar #edgarfabianfrias #cesiadominguez #irinacontreras #cindyvallejo #freddyvillalobos #estephaniagonzalez #losangeles #elac #eastlosangeles #photography #performance #socialpractice #vpam #calartsredcat #redcat #vincentpriceartmuseum @ Vincent Price Art Museum
13 hrs ·
I think we are in collective shock/denial/PTSD about the radical truth of our power to obliterate most of human life on this planet in a matter of hours.
2 generations is not enough time to metabolise this human reaching for power we had no business trafficking in.
What it does most insidiously is depress a normal human desire to defer gratification and plant seeds for later generations to harvest.
It destroys our sense of continuum with the future.
Then the last generation has to take on catastrophic climate chaos as well, is it any wonder teenagers are trying to get high off drinking detergent, they are so desperate to change channel from this under-acknowledged pain, which makes a joke of evolution itself?
Medicines were put here in the natural world to make life better, opium for the agony of dying just as one example.
Use of drugs is a pained cry for help our societies are too addled with selfishness and consumerism to hear.
Addicts are shunted to the kerb, branded losers, and judged as less-than by people who happily imbibe the state-sanctioned drugs such as coffee, booze and cigs.
Much virtue signaling ensues.
Every addict dying under a bridge from an overdose could be someone you know’s family member.
But it’s easier to point the finger at them, shunning them as social lepers and thus feeling better-than.
We handwave about the spread of mental disease and its terrible fruits, but when we define happiness as something to buy, then we help condemn people to feel terrible when their dreams of success crash and burn.
Capitalism in its present predatory, cowboy-crony form leaves a lot of waste in its trail.
Much of that waste is human.
When people are on your case, or running you down, it’s easy to believe that’s how most everyone sees you…
In reality most of the people in your life want you in theirs. The enemy wants you to feel alone and unloved, but you’re loved more than you know. Reach out and you’ll see. Grab lunch or coffee with a friend and remind yourself why you began that relationship in the first place. Or feel free to call me. Because if you’re reading this it means I care enough about you to want you in my life.
If the words “drama” and “gossip” are major concerns of yours, you are likely the cause of it. Normal human beings are too busy simply living their own lives to be focused on yours, and healthy adults don’t feel the need to share every problem with the world (especially relationship problems) on social media — they work them out or they deal with them. Who you are and who you surround yourself with creates the atmosphere of your life.
Thank you @hey_pook for capturing this moment in my performance Nacimos en Jaulas. Abrimos las Alas y Volamos, 2018. Part of Cuerpos Unidos at @vpam_arts with support from @calartsredcat and a part of this year’s @pstinla Festival: Live Art LA/LA. .
#pstlala #cuerposunidos #losangeles #edgarfabianfrias #vpam #calartsredcat #latinxart #latinx #elac #queer #nonbinary #lgbt #qtpoc #ribbons #lace #silver #chicken #performanceart #lauraaguilar #ritual #wixarika
Yesterday was a portal. Sublime and incredibly powerful cycles of energy, time, connections, love and magic. Love you so much Los Angeles. More documentation of Cuerpos Unidos coming soon!
#repost from @goldendomeschool @hexcrc @thecurrentseala @turiurista
#pstlala #losangeles #performanceart #queer #nonbinary #vincentpriceartmuseum #calartsredcat #cuerposunidos #elac #thegetty #edgarfabianfrias #cesiadominguez #irinacontreras #freddyvillalobos #cindyvallejo #machineproject #echopark #lauraaguilar @ Vincent Price Art Museum