A SCRIPT OF DESIRE: JAMIE ROSS

Full moon of September 8, 2014, 6 – 7 pm jamie

Coming up in Toronto as a faggot fascinated by the occult, Montréal-based artist Jamie Ross developed a secret script to encrypt sensitive passages in his pre-teen journals.   Recently relearned and elaborated into a cursive form, the artist will formally open the new hand. A ceremonial full moon launch of a script of desire, of his ritual calligraphic practice. Musical guests help launch a torrent of orgone-driven care and support through time to the struggling adolescent and his anxious scribblings.

Following the performance, Ross will lead a discussion on his recent queer ancestors sex magic project, alluding to Clifford Geertz’ concept of ‘deep play’. By way of Austin Osman Spare’s sigil alphabet. Ross calls into question the metaphor of text for the understanding of ritual action in contrast of play-based ritual theories. How we can use ritual calligraphy to change our lives.

What is the deal with bad luck? How to dispel ill fortune in a business, home, body, life?   With the audience’s help, a knot spell for the protection and blessing of the new art space 8-11 will be cast. There will be gifts for all participants to take the good luck home with them.   A bite to eat will happen, tea will be served.

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