SMEP 16 of 20, Seance du Sis
Luis Delgado-Qualtrough, Jeremiah Jenkins, Alice Shaw and Cassie Thornton (SF)
Ben Benjamin & Colin Dickey (LA)
In the home of Jennifer Roy
Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Audience Capacity: 75 people
Artist and Project Information:
Seance du Sis with Luis Delgado-Qualtrough, Jeremiah Jenkins, Alice Shaw and Cassie Thornton (SF)
Ben Benjamin & Colin Dickey (LA)
Six kinds of readings from six artists including Phrenology, Loteria Cosmilogica, Clairvoyance, Magic, Graphology and Debt Visualizations.
Jeremiah Jenkins will help searchers find answers in questions, solutions in problems, and certainty in uncertainty. The magician uses all tools at his disposal. Tools to be used will include, but are not limited to: Tarot cards, crystals, smudging, sound healing, shamanic visions, psychic communication, listening, and talking.
In 2009, while working on a show for Gallery 16 in San Francisco about psychics, palm readers, handwriting analysts, and more, I was robbed at gunpoint near my apartment in the Mission District. In the two minutes prior to the incident my intuition was screaming at me and telling me to turn back but I didn't know how to listen to it. This sent me on a quest to learn how to sharpen my intuitive skills and become a clairvoyant. A "clear seer." A friend described what I do as "going to a therapist but not having to do any of the talking." Like a good therapist, I don't give advice or predict the future. I look at the energy around a question or issue then move it out in a short healing that follows the reading. This healing shifts the energy attached to the question or issue.
(Note: Alice will do six readings during the event that will last 20 minutes each. Sign up is first come, first served.)
Cassie Thornton, Debt Visualizations
Abstract moral and financial debt is the topic of imaginal exploration in this 30-45 minute analysis. Starting with a specific source of debt, Cassie will lead borrowers through a visualization process that asks them to see their debt in its physical form — a material or space with distinct qualities to understand including scale, force, texture, scent, history, and a malleable future.
(Note: Cassie will meet with four individuals throughout the course of the night for her project. Sign up is first come, first served).
Ben Benjamin, Graphological Readings
Ben Benjamin will be administering graphological readings. Personality traits will be revealed through the analysis of a sample of the recipient's handwriting. Ben is an award-winning artist and graphic designer living in Los Angeles. He created superbad.com, one of the earliest Web art sites, which was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial.
Colin Dickey, Professional Phrenology
Colin Dickey will be offering personalized readings in phrenology, the highly problematic and suspect science of reading personality traits via the bumps on your skull. Curious about what that bump on your forehead indicates about your character? Or just want to have your head felt by a stranger? Come for a short reading, in which Colin will feel your bumps and make predictions about your caution, amativeness, and possibly even your approbativeness, as well as numerous other localized regions of the brain. NOTE: This is not the racist, sexist kind of phrenology you may have heard about. No guarantees, no refunds. Hand sanitizer will be in use.
Colin Dickey is an amateur hagiographer and a professional phrenologist.
Southern Machine Exposure Project events all take place in private homes that serve as public venues. As a result of the intimate nature of these 20 unique spaces there is limited attendance for each event. If you’d like to attend, you must sign up ahead of time and register online. Registration for each project opens seven days prior to the actual event. One new project opens daily at noon beginning June 4, 2012. Times and audience capacity varies for each project. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and all events are FREE.
Southern Machine Exposure Project is a project developed by Southern Exposure (San Francisco) and Machine Project (Los Angeles), involving 20 combinations of artists and performers from LA and SF, presented off-site in 20 homes in the Bay Area over 20 consecutive days from June 11 - 30.