limbs seeds circle dance is a video art work about the desire to connect to the natural world in an ever-increasingly disjointed society. Special effects technology allows contemporary artists to become modern-day wizards. There is a contradiction in how cultural advances can also isolate and distance us. The central figure casts a spell in a grove of urban trees, making multiple images of himself in his mind’s eye that emerge like tree nymphs, but they are odd, uncoordinated creations which ultimately fade away like a hallucination in the confusing blur and dream of life. It is part of a series of videos works with a meditative aim, inviting the viewer to slow down and let the imagery wash over them in a manner that is subversive in its intentional serenity.
I’m excited to premiere the work as part of The L.A. Mise-En-Scène Video Art Festival, featuring over 30 video art works by artists from LA and around the world curated by L.A. Art Documents (Vojislav Radovanović and myself). The festival runs from September 1-20 as part of MAIDEN LA. Each week a new Tarot Card Reading is presented, featuring 10 different videos. limbs seeds circle dance is paired with the Magician card in Tarot’s Major Arcana and takes place in Tarot Reading 2 from Sept 8-14.