Transformer in collaboration with Animals & Fire present "Lemuria: A Performance Art Party"
November 2, 10pm-2:45am at Black Whiskey
This one-night program plays with the intersection of religious ritual and the rituals of bar, club, and popular culture. The party is informed by the liturgy of All Souls Day, as well as the mundane ceremonial practices of popular culture we engage in an effort to exorcise our demons.
Exploring rituals including: dance as exorcism, musical prayer, peer confessional, giving and receiving blessings, and filling oneself with the “spirit”, participating artists will use the bar as a temple to endow the practices of Communion, Sacrament, Sacrifice, Forgiveness, Bestowing of Rites, and Evangelism in the venue’s customary light.
OPEN CALL: Animals & Fire is accepting performance art proposals for this event. There is minimal staging; spotlighting and access to a bar top are available to the artists.
Artist honorarium will be provided by Animals & Fire via a micro-grant from Transformer.
If you're interested, please email submissions by Friday, October 25th to AnimalsAndFire@gmail.com.