The Magician, Artist Residency, Woodstock, NY, 2014

The Magician Artist Residency, Woodstock, NY

September 21st – September 28th, 2014

Facilitated by Frank Haines, Brendan Landis, Guadalupe Maravilla, Mollie McKinley, Zeljko McMullen, Linda Montano, Eliza Swann

Program Description

“Life is real only then, when “I am”.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff

Observe the Magician’s gesture. The Magician’s hands act as a lightening rod – one arm extended up to the Divine for inspiration, the other pointing toward Earth to ground this potent energy and give it form and frequency – the Magician’s gesture indicates that s/he is a conduit for creative miracles. The second incarnation of The Golden Dome School will have a sound based emphasis and will seek to traverse limits for transmuting divine inspiration into vibration, frequency, and tone. Through ritual, consecration, meditation, song, sound, and movement exercises we will learn to utter The Magician’s words through our art:

“I, the Magician, take a position in the crossroads of eternity and infinity that we call the present. I am loyal to everything that I am: my body, my intelligence, my heart, my creative force.”

– Jodorowsky and Costa, “The Way of the Tarot”

We are interested in engaging selected artists in a co-creative environment of experimental pedagogy that fosters community, collaboration, feedback, close living, and the collapse of boundaries between life and art. All Dome gatherings seek to provide its community with expansive methodologies for reconciling our selves and our work to each other and to our world. This one week session will consist of workshops, collaborative art exercises, daily tarot meditations, sound rituals, and lectures offered by visiting artists. Faculty members include: Linda Montano, Eliza Swann, Frank Haines, Irvin Morazan, Mollie McKinley, Zeljko McMullen, Ryan Ingersol, and Brendan Landis. We will then create a sound healing ritual based on our findings that will debut in New York City. Please see the syllabus for detailed information.

Through an open call selection process, nine artists who are interested in becoming an Art Mage will be selected for participation in The Golden Dome experiment.