Participants: L, Violeta Keremidchieva, Vesselina Sarieva, Desislava Ilieva, Daniela Ray, Venci Racheva, Tsvetina Kuneva, Inna Dimitrova, Yana Markova, Alexandra Rogozhinova, Aaron Moulton, Rachel Blomgren, Christopher Gordon, Maison Anonyme, Michael Thibault, Olga Nesvetaylov, Tara Benmeleh, Espiritutara, Daniel Moon
Exhibition title: A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S Interdimensional Ritual
Presented by: SARIEV Contemporary
Venue: Plovdiv Roman Stadium,
Date: September 18 – October 23, 2019
Photography: Lina Krivoshieva, Desislava Todorova, Alexandra Dimitrova / all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and SARIEV Contemporary
A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S Interdimensional Ritual at Plovdiv Roman Stadium
Friday September 13, Plovdiv Roman Stadium
Seating / doors open at 18:35
Ritual begins promptly at 19:35 / Sunset
Approximately 44:44 min duration
presented by Sariev
A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S, an open source community dedicated to the full frequency alignment of astral and terrestrial body, will transform the Plovdiv Roman Stadium into a temple for channeling eleven dimensions of the pluralverse in a ritual utilizing their ceremonial objects, embroidered ritual vestments, and frequency aligned scents and elixirs. The ritual will activate the senses in order to create alignment for the oracles and visitors to achieve a collective state of oneness. The oracles will divine messages from beings of their dimensions and transmit them to all who are in attendance.
Oracles + ritual participants: L + Violeta Keremidchieva + Vesselina Sarieva + Desislava Ilieva + Daniela Ray + Venci Racheva + Tsvetina Kuneva + Inna Dimitrova + Yana Markova + Alexandra Rogozhinova + Aaron Moulton
Ritual objects: L
Embroidered vestments: Rachel Blomgren + L
Frequency aligned scents: Christopher Gordon + Maison Anonyme
Music of the spheres: Michael Thibault
Frequencial flower essences: Olga Nesvetaylov
Ritual jewelry: Tara Benmeleh + Espiritutara + L
DNA activated hair: Daniel Moon
The project is realized in the frames of Sariev+Markov sculpture projects for NIGHT/Plovdiv 2019 by Open Arts Foundation. The project is supported by American Embassy in Bulgaria and Arts Envoy.
L (b. 1984, Salt Lake City) is a starseed, alchemist, and healer with training and experience in numerous magical traditions and energy modalities. They recently co-founded a collective open-source spiritual community, A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S, that has presented exhibitions at and has active locations in San Francisco, Bucharest, and Los Angeles. The most recent incarnation appeared at Five Car Garage in January of this year. L has had solo exhibitions at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; Marlborough, New York; AND NOW, Dallas; Shoot the Lobster, Los Angeles; JOAN, Los Angeles; Martos Gallery, New York. Selected group exhibitions include Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills; Team Gallery, New York; Kerry Schuss, New York; CAPITAL, San Francisco; Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles + Bucharest; Venus over Los Angeles; Ellis King, Dublin; The LDS Church History and Art Museum, Salt Lake City; The Ghetto Biennale, Port-au-Prince. L’s work has been reviewed and written about in Frieze Magazine, Artforum, New Yorker Magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Spike Quarterly among many others.
Aaron Moulton is based in Los Angeles and a founding curator for the Sariev+Markov sculpture projects. He has been the creative director for Gagosian, Venus, Nicodim (all Los Angeles), the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and FEINOKST, Berlin. His practice uses a unique anthropological method to perform experiments in perception that reveal cultural truths. His work mediating the visual cultures and conditions of New Age communities, the Occult and pseudoscience has created a tactical use of context that has offered new insights into avant-gardes, energy systems, and the power of the placebo effect. His current research is exploring the holistic power of revelation found in disinformation campaigns, folklore and magical thinking.