Emotionally and spiritually, the most significant things that happen to us are double-edged. The happiest experience can hold tremendous darkness on the other side of its coin, when its brightest moment passes, leaving only the memory. That pain however, can be beautiful and instructive of one's own strength and ability to endure, to heal.

This piece attempts to embody the metabolic processing of an emotional and spiritual ordeal in life. 

Through a consciously undertaken physical ordeal, the physical pain serves as an emblem and channel of release for emotional and mental pain, which through a process of surrender and acceptance, is effectively turned into strength, wisdom and possibility for new growth. 

An act of letting go.

A blood-rite for purification.

A Portal towards the New…

Co-performed with Venus Raven, at Modern Panic IX . Lighting design by Patricia Polo. 
All original sound by Alice Karveli.

One for sorrow

One for Joy

One for the Self you try to destroy


One for pleasure 

One for its lack

One for mistakes you cannot track back…

to Source


One for the dream and 

One for the nightmare

One for the scream and 

One for the song


One for longing 

One for loss 

One for the blessing

and one for its curse


One for chaos

One for form

One for the Wholeness that gets torn 

And one for the way and the wait…

to be reborn.

Photographed by Zac Zenza

© Alice Karveli 2019

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