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…
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.