JON POINDEXTER and DEFIBRILLATOR
SAMHAIN RITUAL PERFORMANCE
JON POINDEXTER, ADAM ROSE, BETTY DEVOE, SARA ZALEK, STEPHANIE LUPU, JOHANNA WIESBROCK, HOLLY CHERNOBYL, SWOON LAKE and MATEO
a 2 day performance, JON opens ritual space at approximately 5PM THU OCT 30th and the main performances will be 5PM to 9PM both days.
DAY 01 THU OCT 30:
BEAUTY RITUALS & EXHIBITION
on this day, we purify and beautify as we prepare OURSELVES to celebrate this transition. NAILS, HAIR, MARKINGS…share sacred smoke, bathe and cleanse, be purified to be defiled and healed.
DAY 02 FRI OCT 31:
MAIN RITUALS & PERFORMANCES
are you ready…to step out over the void…
“GREETINGS ALL and BLESSED BE!
here we are, another year, another transition, another ritual. how has this year been for YOU? how is it defined? what are YOU building, preserving: what are YOU letting go? new loves? new hopes? old fears?
this year we are once again celebrating SAMHAIN at DEFIBRILLATOR gallery. you are invited to a very special ritual/performance celebrating SAMHAIN, also known as HALLOWEEN also known as ALL HALLOWS’ EVE.
SAMHAIN RITUAL PERFORMANCE OCT 30-31I will open sacred space to create the conditions for ritual, sharing and performance. WE – YOU the audience/participants, and the collaborators and energy pivots of the ritual/performance – will move through sequences of ritual, video, poetry, movement, music and technology.
this year’s ritual/performance takes on extra meaning and symbolism as the DEFIBRILLATOR gallery will now transition out of its current space. this ritual will be the closing not only of the year on the WITCHES’ CALENDAR, it will also mark the transition for the gallery.
SAMHAIN is the and my favorite holiday. it’s the transition: death. the veil between the worlds is lifted and the mystic, the esoteric, the spiritual, the rambunctious, the contemplative, the erotic, the chaos blends and manifests.
several years ago, in a performance/ritual space in OSLO, I proclaimed myself the NEW VICAR of THE ELECTRIC CHURCH. I don my cloaks now here in CHICAGO, to proclaim and open space of healing, worship, sharing and experience.
I will be joined in the ritual/performance by ADAM ROSE, BETTY DEVOE, SARA ZALEK, STEPHANIE LUPU, JOHANNA WIESBROCK, HOLLY CHERNOBYL, SWOON LAKE and MATEO. you can follow us on SAMHAIN 2014 facebook page www.facebook.com/samhain2014jonpoindexter
Performances will actually begin on THURSDAY OCTOBER 30 and continue on FRIDAY OCTOBER 31. we will be posting more specific times and performances here and on the facebook page.
your part in this ritual is vital, living, real. what death are YOU celebrating? what transition has been or is a part of YOUR life? are YOU mourning loss? are YOU celebrating birth? Is this YOUR death and rebirth?
what do YOU want to bring to the ritual space? what intentions do YOU have? and / or are YOU open to the experience of cataclysmic forces in a contained, safe environment?
I would like YOU to come and document YOUR experience. the documentation of the ritual/performance will be done by YOU. on YOUR technology, through YOUR vision, through YOUR experiences. post it, share it, tweet it. YOU are a critical part of spreading the manifestation.”