WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN A WORLD WITHOUT MAGIC?
Across cultures and histories, consciousness-altering practices by shamans, mystics, and other healers, have had a longstanding relationship with art-making, and with sound and music in particular. At this time of radical planetary disorientation, imagining restorative processes by way of cosmic consciousness can assist us in creating fertile grounds towards a path of mourning and healing rooted in a collective capacity. The works in the exhibition and hybrid events program invite us to consider multiple, re-enchanted ways to envision our interdependencies in our more-than-human material and metaphysical realms. Using intimate, poetic, and speculative narratives and methods, the participating artists weave in spells that bring magical worldviews alive. Here, magic is used as a tool in an ongoing exploration reaching far beyond simple definitions of the term itself, manifesting in different vocabularies, material traces, and through sound and music. More info