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.