Inspired by the exhibition The Wondrous Cosmos in Medieval Manuscripts, Ever Present brings together a group of artists who integrate the intergalactic into their varied work. Like their medieval forbearers, they quest for new artistic, analytic, and spiritual ways of understanding our connection to the cosmos. Performances include music by vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and Vedic astrologer Deradoorian (known for her work with Dirty Projectors), choral scores translated from the constellations by experimental artist and composer Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, an interdimensional ritual by A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S with live music accompaniment by ambient composer Ana Roxanne, a planetarium-style visual lecture on the multiverse by artists Jennifer Moon and laub, and site-wide energy work by multidimensional artist and Afrofuturist Jordi.
∞000999777555333111222444666888000∞ is a collective gathering organized by L which marks the third incarnation of L + A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S – an open source community dedicated to the full frequency alignment of astral and terrestrial body. Founded in 2016 by Naomi Larbi, Grace Mcgrade and L, the group has historically worked with individuals through psychic readings, rituals, spell-work, and healing. The first incarnation commenced at CAPITAL in San Francisco, and the second at Sandwhich Gallery in Bucharest in 2018. Astral Oracles is on view through February 22 at Five Car Garage (address given by appointment,)
Santa Monica. photographs by Summer Bowie