In this two-hour workshop, we will explore the different methods of engaging with personal symbolisms of power and protection, such as through prayers, medieval texts which serve to ward off evil by invoking the names of entities, or newer, contemporary witchcraft, in the form of performance art. In particular, we will draw from sources such as Linda Stupart's A Spell To Bind Male Artists from Murdering You, based on Ana Mendiata's death, and CAConrad's somatic poetry. Other forms of using texts or personal symbols in an empowering or apotropaic fashion may draw from the creation and reciting of mantras, or folk magic which incorporates existing prayers, especially Catholic prayers, to manifest one's will into reality.
From this starting point, we will continue to explore physical, somatic body and various universal symbols that have been used in various contexts, from occult texts to Unicode-hex character sets, and how these can be harnessed in our work. As symbols are the way that our unconscious psyche speaks to us, we will use the creation of personal symbols to harness our own energy and experiences. Can one manifest one’s will by creating performances and visual texts based on a personal mythology?
This workshop is open to writers of all genres and levels, especially those interested in the occult and poetry.
VENUE: The Hive Carpenter
ADDRESS: 36 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059915
EVENT WEBSITE: Facebook
DATE AND TIME
19 Jun 2019, 7pm–9pm, $50