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Performance

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"We find the process of creating art to be a spiritual and life-affirming experience. We invite all who are present to co-create our transient moment of existence... Death is only a breath away; we can laugh, scream, or sing our way into the embrace."

- SkyE

 
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internationally recognized screendance 

With our rights to love once again being put in questionable waters, we decided to show our love to the community.  This is a representation of the love we have for all of you, and the love we have for each other.  We hope you will accept our love.  From us, to you.

 

This film was recognized and accepted into the following national and international film festivals: 

Shanghai Queer Film Festival, China.

Azores Film Festival, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

Chaktomuk Short Film Festival, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Geo Film Festival, Cittadella, Italy.

Fotofilm, Tijuana, Mexico.

St. Valentine's Festival, San Francisco, CA. USA.

Live Art Dance Film Festival, Boulder, CO. USA.

Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival, Worcester Arts Council, MA. USA.

Super 9 Mobile Online Film Fest

SmartFest Online Film Festival

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The In-Between

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a participatory ritual based offering in the Arroyo Seco

 

Listen to the wind;

it tumbles still…

Water fills my head,

peeling back layers;

and, opening your eyes… 

 

An offering made with the intention of dissolving loneliness

and honoring the ground we stand upon.

The stories of the people past and present

emerged through poetry, voice, history, and movement by an ensemble of artists. 

The In-Between ensemble consisted of:

1 historian, 1 percussionist, 2 actors, 4 vocalists, 8 dancers

 
You Speak to Me in Dreams

You speak to me in dreams

I sense your presence, and invite you in

At times more subtle than not

I dream deeply; causing my body to shutter and twitch

You speak to me in dreams

Eyes wide staring anxiously desiring to know the depths of my misfortune

I feel you waver, and pull you near

You asked for this, you wanted this; yet fear drives the ship down the same narrow canal

You speak to me in dreams

I await, knowingly, in peaceful solemnity

Yet, I see you, always around the corner

I dive deep into the unknown, and grab the string of your robe

This veil sharp pulls me; capturing my attention

I slide along the wall as I chase the taciturn jubilation

This passage is blurred, and unending it seems

The picture frames slip… and recycle themselves into the surrounding darkness

I am pulled

Bound

Entranced by magic

This anthology of stories, detached from our own…

You speak to me in dreams

-Jeremy Hahn

Choices

Embodying the wisdom of illusory experience, 

past present and future, 

we surrender effortlessly into our

miraculously unique 

multifaceted piece 

of the multiverse.

-SkyE

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guided meditation and visual experience

Can meditation be taught?

Words can be followed, like poetry, they can only point the way. 

Meditation is experienced, as the path is experienced. 

This film is an invitation to go on a journey.

A journey through breath, thoughts, and prose. 

Combining dance, words, and music, we express; This. 

 

 

meditation poem

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IRL Studio at the Hammer museum

durational installations 

 
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SPIRITBODY

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Instruments of the Present Moment

 
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multifaceted performance art

 

SPIRITBODY (2015-ongoing) is an investigation of embodying a dynamic Queer presence during site-responsive durational installation performances. Previous iterations of the work were performed notably at The Hammer Museum during the IRL Studio in 2016, The Electric Lodge’s High Voltage Series in 2018, Beach Dances at The Annenberg Community Beach House in 2018, and at The Gallery at J&S Arts in 2022. SPIRITBODY was first commissioned as a solo performance for stage exploring the endeavors of this mythological unicorn in 2015. SPIRITBODY enjoys the interplay between poetry, crystal singing bowls, the moving body, and video art that invites the viewer to surrender into the impermanence of this unfolding dreamscape. 

 

Instruments of the present moment

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a participatory durational installation

Performed at The Hammer Museum, in Venice Beach, and North Hollywood.

Pulling from the skills we have cultivated, we become open to the Instruments of the Present Moment. through ritual, ceremony, chanting, singing, movement, dance, breath, yoga, presence, healing, and all we have acquired in our decades of practice, we will be doing our best to allow the present moment to sing through the instruments of our bodies, minds, and hearts. come and join, and become a part of the music. by your very presence, the present shall change; and so too, will we change.

Five Words

Only Speaking Prayers. 

 

Five words.


 

Each day,

 

More with less.

-SkyE

 
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a live-stream digital art offering

A movement and aerial duet featuring original music by SkyE and performed during quarantine for the In Full View digital gallery reception presented by Artist Co-op7.

Expansion

 
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actions for climate justice 

We live in your blood

We never breakdown 

We are Forever ♾ 

A performative movement dedicated to shifting the tides of cultural stagnation.

forever chemicals

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a participatory durational installation

 

This installation creates an ambient alchemy of cross-disciplinary interpretations of three artistic concepts as taught by Dr. Alexander Vilumsons and Artist Co-op 7. The performers create the work in real time while interacting with each other, their materials, the concepts, sounds, spaces and the audience. performed at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center.

Mediums: charcoal, oil pastels, colored pencil, pen, the body, voice, crystals, chimes

(photographed artists: Stephen Beitler, Jeremy Hahn, Alison Hart, Corina Kinnear)

the art is singing

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a participatory ritual offering for release and renewal

 

Standing in the penumbra feeling the edges;

liberation stands near.

a dandelion pinecone helicoid opens;

drifting seeds egress into updrafts.

Howl 

 

Honor the past and create space for the future.  

Gather in the forest overlooking Los Angeles and howl to the clouds.  

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Why do you Howl?

"Why do you Howl, Little Wolf?" asked the curious owl.

"I howl for my family." Said the sad little wolf.

"Your family is gone?"

"Gone, but not forgotten."

"So, why do you howl little wolf?"

"I howl so they might hear me, those departed or not. I howl for them inside me, around, and so others might hear us too."

"If you howl for others and yourself, you might as well howl at the moon." Scoffed the wise owl.

"If I howl at the moon Mr. Owl, then I howl for you."

"How so?" Asked the surprised owl.

"I howl to remember and forget, to know you as you are, and not as you were. I howl for you, reflected by me, and for my remembering you."

"And, why would you remember me?"

"Beecause, I howl for all that is, was, or ever will be. I howl, to know I am alive."

Who... who... who....

-SkyE

 
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The bridge

 

 

a legendary participatory offering

 

Along the LA River and under a bridge before its demolition

the ancestors cry out from the subterranean depths of the city,

As an ensemble we heed their call and offer in response our dancing, singing, spinning, and stories.

The Bridge ensemble consisted of:

1 soprano, 1 guitarist, 1 violinist, 3 actors, 7 dancers

(photographed artists: Jeremy Hahn & Lisa Wahlander)

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On The edge; Touched

 

in response to a worldwide call to honor the first COVID equinox 

 

The space surrounding downtown Los Angeles unwieldy and open

the LA River encased in concrete flows to the sea

reaching towards people of past and present

our queer bodies overlap 

the grey in between 

can you feel the energy?

Now, felt through digital fibers

flat, but sensations radiate off your screen

global art revealing transitions

together at once 

rest in the gap.

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phases

 

 

an interactive meditation walk in Glassell Park

Time slips

seasons change

the sun sets

and yet we remain

different in each moment.

During this offering we honored the passing of time and the cycles of life that mold us.  Participants walked with the ensemble witnessing voices converging, dances of birth and death, and the slow melt of the light as the sun dipped below the horizon. 

Phases ensemble consisted of:

1 guitarist, 2 singers, 7 dancers

 
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the oracles

 

 

quest based theatre

Five oracles waited in the forest's shadows.

Hundreds of adventurers to find their secrets

culminate in a gift and a wish sent to the heavens.

Created by SkyE for an Arts Festival in the Forests of LA

 

The Oracles ensemble consisted of:

1 earth oracle, 1 water oracle, 1 air oracle, 1 fire oracle, 1 space oracle

 

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

interdisciplinary, multi-hour, art happenings

 

PRISM was a platform envisioned by Efflorescence for professional and emerging contemporary artists to share work without creative restrictions in a safe, inviting, and immersive space.

6 PRISM salons in total featured performance artists, dancers, experimental composers, opera singers, musicians, visual artists, choreographers, circus artists, multimedia artists, and film directors. 

 

Each PRISM event included educational outreach opportunities for community members to learn from and perform with members of Efflorescence.

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