The frozen heart ritual

Something I created last year, somewhen in August I think, but that got lost in my file archive. The “bird’s nest” was build by myself as a prop for the shooting, it had  a diameter of around 40cm. Accidentally I baptized the structure with blood, because I did cut my left hand while making it. Had to do the shooting in the early morning hours, around 4 am, so no one would see the fire in the neighbourhood. Due to the hot days everyone around was scared of wild fires, but fire being my major holy element, I know how to handle it. The local butchery was quite puzzled about my request of a complete heart (it’s pig, as visually closest to a human heart), usually these are cut into half and frozen like that before being sold. But I was granted an exception and got a fresh one without the cut. Did you ever ask your neighbour if you can use their freezer to freeze a heart? Lacking a freezer myself, I did. The heart was used later to feed a few local crows who enjoyed the meal a lot and who carried out the last part of the ritual that way.

Summer Solstice

My favourite celebration date of the year is here: summer solstice. At least in the Northern hemisphere, of course, some of you celebrate the opposite tonight. But wherever you are, if you celebrate, may your fires burn bright, may your rituals be strong! Acta non verba!

(images: summer solstice ritual and stay in the mountains 2017, within a closed society, somewhere in Austria)

Leipzig – Wave Gotik Treffen 2018

Before all the appointment fuss starts again, the anual who-to-meet-when-and-where, I will make it quite easy this year. I will be at the heathen village (“Heidnisches Dorf”) every day (yes, Friday to Monday) from 11am to midnight. So literally I will be a mountain, unable to leave, while all you prophets have to come and see me, at least, if you want to. I will be running a merch booth outside of Torhaus Dölitz (Helenenstraße 24, 04279 Leipzig), while the Torhaus will show my exhibition KultHaus. (Yes, the artworks within the exhibition are all for sale, so don’t forget your wallet!) There is also a program of talks, lectures and rituals for the same location, all related to the occult somehow. Please check the official program for details or visit the facebook page for the whole event (linked below, in the image). On Saturday afternoon, May 19th, I have a special appearance in the program as well. From 3 to 6pm I will be inside Torhaus Dölitz to transform the exhibition into a full installation for all senses. See you in Leipzig!

KultHaus (artworks, set design & flyer by Laetitia Mantis)