︎11 Dec 2021 - 08 Mar 2022 ︎ Atelier Melusine, FRANCE
‘Scarlet Women’ group exhibition opening this weekend
For show and program information visit here
For Collaborators and other artists visit here
About my piece ‘For the Women Girt with the Sword’
Very excited to share that my A/V video installation ‘For the Women Girt with the Sword’ was selected as part of the Scarlet Women exhibition, showing in France at the Atelier Melusine opening this week 11 Dec – 08 March . Curated by Manon Hedenborg White (author of ‘The Eloquent Blood‘) and Sally Annett, artist and Founder of Atelier Melusine.
My piece consists of cassette tape narrations from Ch 4 of Jack Parson’s Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword cut between video art and the tape loop disintegration ritual offering. Originally shown at Coaxial Media Arts Festival, with a few added edits.
More about the piece could be found ︎︎︎ here.
Opening reception: 14:00 — 11 December 2021 — Château Mareuil, ATELIER MELUSINE La Trimouille 86290. Along with a weekend of on-site and hybrid panels and dialogues on the Scarlet Woman figure in history and religion. Info below.
The project emerges from discussions around the lost narratives of women throughout (religious) history in the West; of why women’s histories and languages, often oral mythologies, craft, agricultural and medicinal practices have not just been lost and altered but destroyed? Over the centuries, the suppressed female creatrix has re-emerged as the Mother of Abominations; Babalon the Great. Often interpreted as courtesan, prostitute, harlot, unmarried mother, the barren wife, the possessed or insane, the crone or witch. Also envisioned in the forms of Kali, Medusa, Mary Magdalene and Eve; the feminine pariah draws power from the transgression of boundaries between perversion and purity; holy and profane.
‘The Scarlet Women project’ is led and produced by artist Sally Annett and historian of religion Dr Manon Hedenborg White and addresses concepts of the divine and suppressed feminine in her pariah aspects, often unnamed but hidden in plain sight.
The exhibition offers contemporary imaginings and manifestations of the ‘Scarlet Woman’. These take the form of audio-visual installation, photographs, films, prints, paintings, collage, sculpture, text and artefacts as well as a region wide scarlet trail. Based in the ATELIER MELUSINE in the French town of La Trimouille and the nearby Château Mareuil the work presents the Scarlet Women from a female perspective. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of expert lectures, panels and dialogues exploring the iconic feminine form from the Western esoteric, contemporary combined arts and ancient biblical and Talmudic perspective.
A special experimental DJ set airing Thursday, October 14th 10pm PST / 1 AM EST on Dublab Radio for Ghorba.
︎14 October 2021 ︎ Los Angeles / New York
︎14 October 2021 ︎ Los Angeles / New York
Experimental DJ Set on Ghorba at Dublab Radio
This experimental mix was compiled in the wake of mourning the most recent 2021 (and ongoing) atrocities in Gaza, Sheikh Jarrah, Beirut, Afghanistan and Artsakh. The pacing and mood accurately conveys my year’s wide range of emotions – through the harsh lens of diasporic dissonance living here in the States.
Blessings and protection for freedom fighters everywhere. May justice, freedom and peace prevail. آمين يا رب العالمين
#experimental #diasporic_dissonance #hauntology
Mawal Jbalena - Sabah
Nomad - Hiro Kone ft travis
Aid for Sex - Niloufar Nourbaksh (from Hildegard Competition Winners Comp)
سرزمین من Sarzamine Mann - Begin and Samin Bolouri
Gaza - Hala Alyan
Dreams of the Imagination - Sandy Chamoun
- Chargah - Arash Pandi - X Fairouz - Lebeirut [BINT Remix Mashup]
Farewell, Warden - SarrSew
Qalaq 3 - Jerusalem in My Heart ft Moor Mother
Kilikia - Zabelle Panosian
Salam - Maral
Agalma VII Drew McDowall ft Toyor El Janeh ft. Bashar Suleiman, Elvin Brandhi & MSYLMA)
- Zoom Stairs - Leila [BINT Cassette Nostalgia Mashup]
- Babulale - Farhad Darya [BINT Chopped&Screwy Bachim Edit]
No One Is There (BBC Peel Version 1971) - Nico
︎Screening of مريخ ‘Mareekh’ Multimedia Talisman at the Astro Magia Conference
18 September 2021 ︎ Online
My multimedia installation titled مريخ Mareekh will be screening on Saturday evening as part of Astro Magia: A Symposium of Art, Academy, Philosophy, & Practice. The screening will be followed by a short presentation, speaking on my intricate process of constructing this multimedia talisman using both traditional and contemporary astro-magical methods.
On Sunday I will be part of a panel on Art + Magic, with a number of other great artists doing great work at the crossroads of occult applications to an art practice, and vice versa.
✨ Tickets are available here. The 20% discount code MAGIA20 valid through July.✨
︎1-3PM EDT on 14 August 2021 ︎ Online
Presenting at the Salem Witchcraft & Folklore Symposium
I will be presenting a workshop at the Salem Witchcraft & Folklore Symposium. The roster and lineup is so exciting to be a part of. Full day and weekend tickets are available here. Click the image for direct class purchase. SALEMSUMMERSYMPOSIUM.COM
15 April 2021 ︎ Global
Interview on The Cosmic Keys Podcast, S2 Ep24
This week I’m on episode 24 of the Cosmic Keys podcast, where we discuss a whole lot about growing up as Muslim in America, general Islamic (American) culture, Sufism, getting into magic, prepping for Ramadan and a topic I’m particularly fond of: working with the occult as an artist. It’s a long conversation. Available on all streaming podcast platforms, as well as the Youtube link below ︎︎︎