foto: statia grossman, copyright 2016-forever

foto: statia grossman, copyright 2016-forever

Saturday, May 21, 2016

new/mind/ritualz (movement 8)


obscure offerings ~

* movement 8 of new/mind/ritualz grew darkly experimental. it took place in a special downstairs laboratory in costa rica, where nearby, the beach has black sands. an alien-girl explores concepts of juxtaposed "accessibility" meets "sometimes far-away gazes." ... upon completion of the project, alien-girl is surprised by how many fotos resemble the brooklyn basements in which she performed years back. ~ ~ ~ life-phases bump up against each other, remind. ... soft memories of moments with an ex, subtle pain in regard to a family member, but simultaneously ~ ~ ~ everything is waves y eventually, surrender.  

somehow. 
again. 
again. 
we arrive again.
full moon, sangre, re- ~ ~ ~ 

new/mind/ritualz is a 56-movement performance art project unfolding one movement at a time until it is completed. check out the archive HERE for an artist's statement and previous installments.

* fotos: jesse artavia of j-art photography
* concepts/styling/make-up: kelly shaw willman 
* project copyright 2016-forever, ksw 
* shared copyright w/ jesse 4 images, 2016-forever





















Wednesday, May 18, 2016

kelly's golden rose ~ ETSY!!

MY CREATIVE BIZ LAUNCHED TO ETSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHECK IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


foto: hai phung tran

foto: hai phung tran

foto: hai phung tran

hai phung tran

foto: hai phung tran

foto: hai phung tran

Monday, May 16, 2016

new/mind/ritualz (movement 7)

new/mind/ritualz (movement 7) took place en el caribe sur de costa rica at a local beach that is most popularly inhabited by surfers and beach volleyball enthusiasts. ... collaborator boyd *z* stout and i brought some performance art to this very place around sunset some weeks back ...

before i dive in, please feel free to check out the archive for new/mind/ritualz. each movement that has been performed is available for you to view. there is also an artist's statement for the project, which i work to build upon, or, if you will, "coax to come true."


in brief, n/m/r is an on-going performance that demonstrates ritual-oriented story-telling one movement at a time. in total, there will be 56 movements.


archive: CLICK HERE


while briefly in playa ocotal, i warmed-up some concepts for what i wanted z and i to collaboratively bring to n/m/r 7. i knew i wanted to incorporate "veiled" moments, mirror-play, and additionally use iconography that is common throughout my work: colored water, glitter ...


thank u to lauren c. for taking pictures of this experiment, and to andrea p. for editing. #arenanegra






for the actual-actual performance, the one en el caribe, here are the images and a full-length video of z and i's collab. i do feel that fotos plus vid plus the real experience (for those who were able to be in the crowd) speaks for itself. a few sentiments i am able to give away, though, are these:

* collaborating was a really important element for me to bring into the project ... feminine and masculine energies interacting, teaching each other; it was good. i also feel soooo drawn to movement/dance these days, and z's incredible expertise in this area helped me to explore just this. #chiva #tuanis

* about myself i am learning to strengthen my own divine masculine - - - this performance gently opened the doors for me to do so. 

* as written in my artist's statement:

"new/mind/ritualz will ultimately explore memories, demonstrate moments of growth in the present, and invoke rituals of healing for the future." ... i assure you, z and i totally did these things. did u feel it? mmm, i did. 

#offeringz #holyvibez

thank u 4 spending time with my art ... me ~

xo,

kelly shaw willman *


foto: hai phung tran, pre-performance

foto: hai phung tran, pre-performance

foto: hai phung tran, pre-performance

foto: hai phung tran, pre-performance

foto: hai phung tran, pre-performance

foto: anet bono, editing: andrea prymek

foto: anet bono, editing: andrea prymek

foto: anet bono, editing: andrea prymek

foto: anet bono, editing: andrea prymek

foto: anet bono, editing: andrea prymek

foto: hai phung tran

:: video credit y gracias a hai phung tran ::

Saturday, March 26, 2016

new/mind/ritualz (movement 6)

new/mind/ritualz (movement 6) is here - - - it is an offering of still imagery as performance art. my dear friend, statia grossman, is the photographer who so graciously assisted in this collab.

i invite you to check out (below) the archive for new/mind/ritualz - - - in doing so, you can read my artist's statement, and watch movements that have come before #6.

ultimately, i am unfolding a lot of little ritualz, aka: heart*magic, healing*juju, original visionz ... a story that comes together bit by bit to form a larger offering of re*birth and experiential "life-waves" + progress. 

new/mind/ritualz archive :: HERE

check out statia's instagram :: HERE

"each movement will vary in length and content, and will be documented through video, still images, and self-portraiture."

concepts (in no particular order) :: alien-life, the artist as "alien," the divine feminine, iconographic offerings, healing*connectivity with nature, listening to angels, reclamation of sexuality+self-love+body positivity, and lastly, that which is ugly/abandoned being infused with beauty - - - we found a dope abandoned pink hotel, floors covered in filth, and made some magic there, for example.

iconography :: glitter, magical jewelry, blue*mouth*situations, feathers, crystals, tinsel, mirrors, a "supermodel" sign rescued from the trash, etc.

thank u for taking the time to experience my art.

kelly shaw willman *

ALL IMAGES SHARED IN THIS BLOG ARTICLE BELONG TO KELLY SHAW WILLMAN AND STATIA GROSSMAN, COPYRIGHT: 2016-FOREVER. PLEASE RE-SHARE WITH CREDIT TO THE ARTISTS.