L + A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S: ∞000222444666888999777555333111∞
14.11.2018 – 20.01.2019
L + A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S: ∞000222444666888999777555333111∞
Sandwich Gallery is pleased to present ∞000222444666888999777555333111∞ a collective gathering organized by L which marks the second incarnation of A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S - an open source community dedicated to the full frequency alignment of astral and terrestrial body. Founded in 2016 by Naomi Larbi, Grace Mcgrade and L, the group has historically worked with individuals through psychic readings, rituals, spell-work, and healing. The first incarnation commenced at CAPITAL in San Francisco in September of this year.
L, having been invited by Sandwich Gallery to present an exhibition, chose to collaborate with others to create a full sensory frequency aligning experience for the visitors of the space – an architecture that will later be extrapolated into a living A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S headquarters. All are welcome to commune and travel through the dimensions of L’s cosmos - 888D, 666D, 444D, 222D, 000D, 111D, 333D, 555D, 777D, 999D. The experience maps a journey through the pre-frequency state of the non manifested and the unnamed, through the 7 dimensions of the universe, into the astral plane, and finally into the eternal realm.
The initiate will align their bodies through a series of quantum actions entangled with the primary senses of the human experience. Guided through telepathy by L and other oracles, they will smell, hear, taste, feel, see, and know their frequencies permanently activated into a new yet once-known state of oneness. At the point of activation, the individual can choose if they wish, to declare themselves an oracle within the non-hierarchical community.
The visitor’s interaction with the vibrationally tuned materials will reset the granular particles of their being. Once seen and learned, these impressions will function as portals for continual astral projection and alignment with each dimension. The width, height, and depth of each object are based on the size of L’s frequency field and divisions thereof.
Additionally, L further collaborated with various esotericists, artisans, technicians, and craftspeople to help produce forms, waves, and fields that activate the senses as listed above. L gave them frequencies, dimensions, and archetypes as parameters for their creations, which they expanded upon with their gifts and visions. These collaborators include:
The perfumer Christopher Gordon of Maison Anonyme created ten scents, one for each of the dimensions 999D – 000D. The traveller will apply the balms to various locations on their body along the way, charging their olfactory neurons with specific healing nodes. The final scent, 999D, contains particles from each of the previous and will be absorbed at the moment a glimpse is given into the eternal plane.
Michael Thibault composed a synthesis of audio frequencies particular to each dimension of the unmanifested and earth-bound realms utilizing 777hz, 666hz, 555hz, 444hz, 333hz, 222hz, 111hz, and 000hz, as well as numerologically significant variables for mixing. The procedurally generated, software-based musical composition will fill the space, perpetually charging all matter. The piece is algorithmically written to exist as a near infinite composition, reverberating until the end of the illusion of “time”.
Paige Emery alchemically designed seven natural teas, each corresponding to the frequency colors and materials associated with 000D – 999D. The traveller will pour and partake of the teas, aligning their internal organs and oral neurons on a cellular and quantum level.
Cleo Kinnaman tattooed the symbol of each dimension on the core of L’s body, the location where the visitor will place the final scent on their own body for convergence with the eternal plane. Oracles will have the opportunity to receive any or all of the tattoos Lia Munteanu in Bucharest, choosing the locations on their bodies according to their personal knowledge of their frequency field origins. The ink will act as centering devices and portals into the known and unknown.
Rachel Blomgren sewed the ritual vestments that will be worn by the guiding oracle and the traveler during initiation. The garments function as a protective shield and a device for clearing, embroidered by Aislinn McNamara with the colors and symbols of each dimension and structurally designed according to the geometry of 777D.
Tara Benmeleh of Espiritutara Jewelry has forged silver and gold oracle rings with the signs of all dimensions laser engraved into the purified material. The rings are suggested to be worn on the left pinky finger, a frequency field as discovered by L in relation to the presence of all dimensions 000D - 999D. The silver ring provides inter-dimensional protection and access to the astral plane and all dimensions, and the gold ring conduction with the divine realm.
For this incarnation of A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S, L has collaborated with Salon Faimos, a hairdresser in Bucharest, and with Silviu Lixandru as amateur manicurist, so that oracles can receive frequency aligning upgrades of their space suits, which will activate their DNA and align their terrestrial and astral bodies with all dimensions 000-999.
Grace Mcgrade and Naomi Larbi are available throughout the duration of the exhibition for guidance, clairvoyance, and healing work. As an open source community, this iteration of A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S can be regenerated or adapted into a new node by any oracle. The cosmology, signs, and ideas within this community will evolve and expand, never being constant or fixed.
+ On the day of the opening, a conversation between L and curator Aaron Moulton moderated by Daniela Palimariu will take place from 6 pm at Nicodim Gallery. +
L (b. 1984, Salt Lake City) has had solo exhibitions at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; AND NOW, Dallas; Shoot the Lobster, Los Angeles; JOAN, Los Angeles; Martos Gallery, New York. Selected group exhibitions include Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills; CAPITAL, San Francisco; Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles + Bucharest; Venus over Los Angeles; Ellis King, Dublin; The LDS Church History and Art Museum, Salt Lake City; The Ghetto Biennale, Port-au-Prince. L’s work has been reviewed and written about in Frieze Magazine, Artforum, New Yorker Magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Spike Quarterly among many others.
∞000222444666888999777555333111∞ runs concurrently with L’s exhibitions: Strange Attractors, The Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art, Vol. 2, The Rings of Saturn curated by Bob Nickas at Kerry Schuss in New York City, and Sport Cult at Team Gallery in New York City. In 2019 L will present a solo exhibition at Stems Gallery in Brussels. A.S.T.R.A.L.O.R.A.C.L.E.S will emerge in its third incarnation at 5 Car Garage in Los Angeles on 1.11 of 2019 and will subsequently emerge in future lives at locations in Washington DC, New York City, and others.
This event is part of the Project “Sandwich Makes a Move”.
A cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.