September 13, 2019
The Temple of Venus is open for worship on Friday the 13th of September. Holding space with light, sound, flesh, scent, and taste, this immersive experience is centered on the divine feminine, presented through an interactive flesh suspension, art installation, accompanied by poetry, burlesque, and ritual. Enjoy a submersion of the senses with curated cocktails and snacks as you explore an ancient artform brought to new life in the city, in honor of Venus.
$50 / 90 minutes
The Collective of Jawn is a group of multi-disciplinary practitioners who have come together to weave their magick and create beautiful environments with a blend of hook suspension, rope, dance, performance, art installations, burlesque, poetry and photography.
Using exemplary stagecraft and thoughtful curation of aesthetic elements, Temple of Venus will feature suspension of Amanda Mandalay and Will Atkins by Orban Isma of The Skin Project, performances from Eyrie Twilight, Miss V and others of Hexwork, visual alchemy from Brent of Tiv Photos, and coordination from the creative minds of ELECTROCUTE. “Beauty that exists on the fringe has always fascinated people, as strange and bewildering as it may seem,” says Amanda Mandalay, creative director of ELECTROCUTE, “Temple of Venus is a chance for us to showcase some of the more cultural aspects of the occult in modern-day terms. Beyond ancient history and beauty standards, I am happy to say that our show presents a taste of Occulture that is diverse, decadent, and playful in its respect of the divine.”
About the Artists
Eyrie Twilight has been creating live Occulture since 2014 with the inception of Hexwork- A Spellbinding Burlesk Revue, a twice annual celebration of the Sacred and the Sexy, featuring a rotating cast of performances exploring themes of death and the divine feminine.
An expert at ephemeral capture, Brent has expanded his creative vision from the camera to creating immersive pieces integrating ascetic experiences through technology. His mercurial talents inform the audience and provide beautiful, engaging backdrops for your photos.
Orban Isma is a multi-disciplinary artist, that works primarily with rope, metal, and the human body. His focus is in exploring the connections between geometry and the human sensory experience, and as a result, finds himself in the realm of the occult often. His primary medium of interest is that of body suspension, which led to his founding of Anchors Aweigh in 2011, and The Skin Project in 2015.
Amanda “SpOoky” Mandalay is a dark artist who embodies the adage “variety is the spice of life” with her diverse background in aerial acrobatics, dance, flow arts, body modification and performance coordination. Her penchant for the unusual and the beautiful show in her designs, themed acts and visually arresting stage presence. She has been directing and performing in shows with ELECTROCUTE since 2010 and is the creative force behind Nightmare Festival, Dreamscape, and others.
The Collective of Jawn celebrates all that the spirits of Love and Beauty have to offer in their show and become alchemists in their own right; blending their skills and transforming them into a fusion of their own that is the Temple of Venus.