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The Harangue
The Harangue
AIDS Widow
AIDS Widow
Arcadia
Arcadia
Audrey Oshun
Audrey Oshun
Baddger
Baddger
Bashi
Bashi
Black Water Rising
Black Water Rising
Bronwyn
Bronwyn
Dog Girl
Dog Girl
Elliot
Elliot
Willy Of Trees
Willy Of Trees
False Solace
False Solace
Funeral Parlor Games
Funeral Parlor Games
Greta Oshun
Greta Oshun
Heart Of The Mother
Heart Of The Mother
Hypnos And Thanatos Resting
Hypnos And Thanatos Resting
In A Dance With Death And Sleep
In A Dance With Death And Sleep
In Front Of God
In Front Of God
Jingle Dress
Jingle Dress
Kunt Rae Sally
Kunt Rae Sally
Lazarus
Lazarus
Magpie
Magpie
May Pole
May Pole
Mezzo In Mud
Mezzo In Mud
My Size Wally
My Size Wally
On The Edge
On The Edge
Passing The Power
Passing The Power
Practice
Practice
Release
Release
Seroconversion
Seroconversion
Skin
Skin
Spectre Love
Spectre Love
Stake
Stake
The Ashes Of Her Dead Husband
The Ashes Of Her Dead Husband
The Spectre
The Spectre
The Widow
The Widow
Bashi 2
Bashi 2
Trust
Trust
Untitled Amara
Untitled Amara
Wedding
Wedding
Witness
Witness

Ritual

Artist Statement

We meet in 2007, Adrain Chesser a photographer, and Timothy White Eagle a ritualist, together we have been working at a unique artistic crossroads. Blending photograph and ritual to create artifacts of prayer.
 
Often working with groups of people from our spiritual and artistic communities, we gathered for set periods of time in isolated locations. These focused “camps” where a container where we repeatedly asked the question “what wants to come forward”. Working closely with all members of the camp we creating rituals to bring needed personal and global healing. We sourced art and spiritual icons, mythologies, and ancient rituals, re-imagining them for our purpose.
 
Our intention was to create moments of prayer and ritual and to capture in the camera the medicine and magic of the moment. In the same way an ancient song or ritual holds energy of spirit, our photographs also hold that energy.
 
We created rituals to free ourselves and imagine a new future. We traveled inside the Spectre of the disease. We danced off the chains of western medicine. We staked ourselves to the battlefield. We found our courage blindfolded on the rim of a canyon. We transformed old myths. We learned to give back more than take. We hunted. We witnessed women taking back their power. We healed our wounds. We held space as friends died. We buried a man. We played funeral parlor games. We cried. We breathed. We became priests.

 

Ritual