“Justice”, Wurtsboro, NY, Oct 1st – 7th, 2018
Facilitated by: Chiron Armand, Mireya Lucio, Linda Montano, Lavender Suarez, Eliza Swann
For our ninth artist-in-residence session we are working with the Tarot card “Justice” where we are introduced to the mysteries of law, order, balance, and equilibrium.
The figure pictured as “Justice” on most Tarot decks is modeled after the ancient Egyptian Goddess Ma’at, with her balancing scales and magic feather (often pictured as a sword). The concept of Ma’at, which is personified as a Goddess, is a more fluid and pervasive notion than ‘justice’ or ‘law’ as we now understand these words. Ma’at is the ultimate force that operates the cosmos – she is an energy that maintains balance, regulates the movements of the stars and the cycles of the seasons, keeps cycles of life and death in balance, and creates complex, synergistic, and self-regulating systems of order that maintain creation. Ma’at’s ideological opposite is Isfet – injustice, chaos, and violence. During this artist intensive, we will seek to understand how principles of justice and balance can be found in ourselves, our communities, our world, our planet, and our cosmos, as well as navigating our relationship with Isfet – injustice, chaos, and violence. Through combined practices of performance, community building and magic making, we will study the balancing forces in nature as they pertain to renewal and revolution.
We will be living communally in a house in the Catskills for a one week session that consists of a series of performance centered art exercises, tarot instruction, sound healing, intuitive development exercises, and lectures offered by visiting artists. We will do a group performance at the end of week. All Golden Dome gatherings seek to provide our community with expansive methodologies for reconciling our selves and our work to each other and our world.
The faculty members for the “Justice” program are: Chiron Armand, Mireya Lucio, Linda Montano, Lavender Suarez and Eliza Swann.