is part of Inner Sun (Fanum no.1), an exhibition / liturgy by Ana Montiel and Sol Oosel at joségarcía ,mx Merida
INNER SUN (FANUM no.1)
› connecting with the light within in order to transcend it ‹
This liturgy or exhibition has four stages, the final one being Inner Sun (Lumen Naturae), a light and sound piece that marerialises inside each of its witnesses.
Lumen Naturae is a term from alchemic times that relates to the idea of light within darkness, or inner light.
The soundtrack of Inner Sun (Lumen Naturae) is always played live by Sol Oosel. Each of the performances will always be a unique experience.
The tradition of inducing extra-ordinary states of consciousness through sound and flickering lights is not new. There are stories that tell how Nostradamus rhythmically shaked his hand while staring at the sun in order for the flickering sunlight to alter his waking state, yaki indians have been known to play with flashlights during peyote ceremonies and more recently Brion Gysin and William Borroughs created the dream machine. A rotating device to look at with your eyes closed that produces visual stimuli. In the recent decades we’ve seen a revisitation of flickering light in rave culture, where states of transcendence once again are aided with repetitive music and flashing lights.
Auditory driving (inducing altered states of consciousness through steady drumming) is still the most widely used tool in shamanic traditions around the world to enter a state of trance. With our Inner Sun (Lumen Naturae) performance we rely on repetition to transcend our ordinary states of consciousness and connect with a realm of revery within.
An antechamber with the intention of preparing you to cleanse and renew (Identity Found and Lost), a liminal fire ceremony (Let’s point to the gates of the sun and the land of dreams) in order to aim and embrace the unknown and a piece to be played by two people at the same time, walking while playing two rotating wind gongs (Litany - Oneness).
The previous three pieces of the liturgy are there to aid the visitor in this journey: an antechamber with the intention of preparing you to cleanse and renew (Identity Found and Lost), a liminal fire ceremony (Let’s point to the gates of the sun and the land of dreams) in order to aim and connect with our subconscious, and lastly a rotating interactive piece that takes the visitor on a symbolic journey from duality into oneness (Litany — Oneness). All of these stages are designed for the visitor to arrive more centered to the fourth stage and connect more easily with the Inner Sun (Lumen Naturae) performance.