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Posie Currin & Avalon Kalin – U.S. – Visual arts and Installations

 

Avalon Kalin and Posie Currin are professional artists and educators living in Portland OR. Kalin is a DIY philosopher who creates anti-situationist art. He was the co-author of The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal film produced by Matt Mccormick and the studied under the first Social Practice MFA program with Harrell Fletcher at Portland State University.

Currin’s work engages esoteric, ritual, and abstract poetics as strategies and directives for production. She has exhibited nationally including NYC, LA, Las Vegas, and Chicago and internationally and has participated several artist in residencies in the past.

www.posiecurrin.com

www.avalonkalin.com

 

 

Posie Currin and Avalon – Star rituals, 2014

Posie Currin and Avalon are a collaborative artist duo that research, explore and investigate visual divination through the mediums of video, photography, performance, sound, graphic design, sculpture and social practice. Our collaboration process builds upon our individual professional art practices enhancing each other to engage new and exciting discoveries and ideas within the artwork with the fundamental theme of reconnecting and recognizing patterns of hermetic wisdom in contemporary culture. For the Old School Residency we decided to use various symbols and reintroduce these ideas in new ways.

 

Thracian Mounds “Connect the dots to create new constellations”

We created a “connect-the-dots” flier for people to make new possible connections between these mounds in the form of imaginary constellations.

 

Infinite Pine Cone Nail Polish

The pine cone is an ancient symbol for the immortality of the soul, an equivalent to the lotus flower of the east. By painting them onto finger-nails we echo the ancient “Hand of Sabazius” of the ancient Thracians and show the hand in a new light.

 

As Above So Below

Our parade of constellations through the town of Gorna Lipnitsa is an example of the ancient axiom “As Above, So Below”.  Like the constellations of the stars, we are all shapes formed of stars and always making a “procession” through space and time.

 

One Minute of Immortality

We have made a video of people considering immortality. By asking artists and locals to consider immortality while being photographed, we want to ask the viewer, what is not immortal? We also made symbols by using our bodies to twirl in the figure “eight” of infinity around the village of Gorna Lipnitsa.

 

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Thracian Mounds “Connect the dots to create new constellations”

 

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Thracian Mounds “Connect the dots to create new constellations”

 

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Thracian Mounds “Connect the dots to create new constellations”

 

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Infinite Pine Cone Nail Polish

 

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As Above So Below

 

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As Above So Below

 

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One Minute of Immortality

 

 

One Minute of Immortality – video /10:50/

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