THE ROGER SMITH HOTEL PRESENTS
THE LAST OF A SERIES OF 23 JANUARY ACTIONS
The Alchemy of Love V: Hieros Gamos
January 23, 2008
Video Mural: Tatyana Stepanova & Michael Manning
Action Painters: Lisa Paul Streitfeld & Tatyana Stepanova
Musician: Lutz Rath
Wearable Art: The Kundalini Spiral Collection of Selma Karaca
Eleven years after the initiation of the cosmology by the hexagram among planets in the sky, there is a full moon on the historic date. A performance timed for sunset is intended to honor the cosmology by making it visible and thereby propel the Hieros Gamos into the collective consciousness,I collaborate with Tatyana Stepanova in an action painting integrating words and image into a symbolic language to violoncello music by Lutz Rath to celebrate the initiation of the Aquarian cycle of Eclipses.
The performance began at sunset, 5:30 PM, EST when I paint the Mayan World Tree symbolizing the Gallactic Center (symbol of ending/beginning of time) and the text of Pauli’s dream on the wall opposing the gallery entrance. Stepanova brought in the Sun and Moon converging with the Earth into an eclipse and the luminaries will interact with the central sculpture, the mirrored Psyche, and the projections of interweaving Stepanova’s allegorical painting with that of Michael Manning.