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WINTER SOLSTICE COLLECTION

2019   |   2020



Banner streamed collaborative performance with Shanna M. Casey.

A COLLABORATIVE PAINTING PERFORMANCE:

Hand by hand with solar sister Shanna M. Casey, we honored the solstice night on a collaborative streamed performance during the longest night of the year, 20th - 21st of December of 2020. The performance was divided in two parts: YIA and SOLSTICE NIGHT as a transition during the dark hours.


View of Shanna´s ritual of YIA during sunset.

MANIFESTO: SOLSTICE NIGHT:

Since the beginning of humankind, we have looked to the sky to find signals that guide us through the transitions of the seasons and the times to sow and harvest. Proof of this are the many found traditional astronomical observatories like Stonehenge, or any other Neolithic archaeoastronomical sites. In the modern day, there is still something magical and primitive about looking up to the sky and trying to understand the movement of the celestial bodies and our position among them. Observatories not only provide a functional and scientific aspect; they also explore a spiritual dimension. There is hope for the rebirth of the sun; when the days slowly become longer, and the nights are marked by lingering sunsets. These moments have influenced the spiritual emotions of humans, and has similarly inspired the artist to create this performance.

SOLSTICE NIGHT 2020


Collaborative painting performance + 20 pieces



Ft. YIA by Shanna M. Casey,


Performance timeline

On the 20th of December, the artist presents the longest night of the year materialized in a streamed performance and a painting collection. The dark will witness her creations, starting from 2 hours after sunset, when all light is gone. At 18:38 is the moment when the astronomical dusk takes place, the third twilight. In that darkness the artist will start her performance. The performance will take place until two hours before sunrise on the 21st of December, right at the astronomical Dawn, at 6:42 the first twilight. 13 hours and 02 minutes of artistic expression where she induces herself into an extreme state of mind of exhaustion, finding a primitive instinct based on the hope for the rebirth of the sun. Searching for the ancient feeling of uncertainty and faith for longer days that our ancestors experienced during the saturnalia's festivities.

WINTER SOLSTICE 2020 FULL COLLECTION


WINTER SOLSTICE COLLECTION

2019   |   2020



Photo: 4:18 am piece.

MANIFESTO: THE REBIRTH OF THE TRIUMPHANT SUN:

The artist presents the longest night of the year materialized in a collection of 10 pieces. From the sunset of the 21st till the sunrise on the 22nd of December. 16 hours and 19 minutes of artistic expression where she induces herself into an extreme state of mind of exhaustion, finding a primitive instinct based on the hope for the rebirth of the sun. Searching for the ancient feeling of uncertainty and faith for longer days that our ancestors experienced during the saturnalia's festivities.

Mixed media: watercolour, acrylic, gold and marker over canvas and paper.

EXHIBITIONS:

- 6th April / 15 June (2020): The Groene Passage, Rotterdam

NATALIS SOLIS INVICTI

WINTER SOLSTICE 2019 COLLECTION


Performance + 10 pieces


From left to right: 4:18 am, 2:30 am and 7:44.

WINTER SOLSTICE 2019 FULL COLLECTION

SONSOLES

MASIÁ SÁNCHEZ

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