PRANA FIRE

PRANA FIRE

VIDEO INSTALLATION BY MARION CLAIRE WASSERMAN
CURRENTS NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL 2016
JUNE 10-26 NIGHTLY PROJECTIONS
545 CAMINO LA FAMILIA
ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE VIOLET CROWN CINEMA

VIDEO: PRANA FIRE

DOCUMENTATION/ INSTALLATION

Fires burn at the entrance of the main temple in Tiruvunamalai, India, during ‘Deepam’ a 2,500 year old festival worshiping light and fire as a representation of the Hindu god Shiva. Imagine the smells of the fire smoke, the offerings of camphor placed in the fire, and the dreamy scent of jasmine adorning the women‘s hair.

As I have been exploring the elements through my work, I found it extraordinary to see a whole community bowing to the basic element of fire, in this modern day. Blessings are not only performed inside the temple; people bless themselves and make their prayers in the street, in public view.

We often watch movies to escape our story and enter into someone else’s narrative. Projected on the wall of a movie theater, this place we escape the world, is a glimpse into another way of life, where people honor themselves and make offerings and prayers and connect to fire.

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PRANA FIRE

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 PRANA SADHANA |  JUNE 27, 2016 545AM  A dawn Kundalini yoga practice with kathe Izzo -The Love Artist, in the alley with the video playing in loop as the trains leave the station we make our offerings here in the industrialized age. Incense and offerings -  yoga and chanting piped in live from the Golden Temple, India. An ecstatic performance of pranam at the PRANA FIRE installation.   

PRANA SADHANA |  JUNE 27, 2016 545AM

A dawn Kundalini yoga practice with kathe Izzo -The Love Artist, in the alley with the video playing in loop as the trains leave the station we make our offerings here in the industrialized age. Incense and offerings -  yoga and chanting piped in live from the Golden Temple, India. An ecstatic performance of pranam at the PRANA FIRE installation.

 

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