a post from August 18th, 2010 by announcing the new Seeking Kali blog and the artist call.
At first glance many friends have asked "Why Kali?" Over a year ago I posted a status on Facebook that read "Contemplating the manifestations of Kali". At the time I was sitting in my studio looking at a tangka I have on display that shows a demon version of the goddess consuming the wheel of time. Almost at once I found myself in a fascinating discussion thread with two artists I knew from my work on A Book About Death, Ria Vanden Eynde of Belgium and Susan Shulman of Montreal Canada. The thread grew to hundreds of entries as we explored the myth, paradox and cultural identity wrapped up in this Hindu deity.
We've combined our efforts to bring some of these discussions to a broader public with a Facebook group and the artist call that we began to curate in the fall of 2010. I was surprised at the eventual number of artists of all types of media this narrow topic drew.
We are now offering the complete 2010 artist call in a DVD format for those who want an archive of the project. This contains 80 minutes of content ranging from painting, collage and mixed technique to video, music and poetry. All in all, this is a fascinating cross cultural look at Kali by artists from around the world.
The Seeking Kali DVD will premier with a screening at Prima Center Berlin during the Archetypology exhibition, curated by Ivana Režek. The Berlin exhibit opens February 25th and runs through March 23rd. This Seeking Kali submissions DVD will also be screened in Boston and Joliette, QC in the coming months.
We are offering the DVD and an accompanying 12 page booklet for $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping/handling (US) via Paypal.
Shipping is via the postal service - expect delivery within 5 -7 days (7 -10 for overseas)