This project addresses contemporary worship of technology with a thoughtful, yet playfully ambivalent tone. Our approach to spirituality is admittedly performative, but simultaneously deeply sincere. We believe in the energetic exchange between humans--to which technology can be an asset or hindrance--and this, above all, is what we provide in our sessions.
WHO ARE THE SISTERS OF THE LATTICE?
We are synthetically conjoined twins who travel the world spreading Wisdom of the Lattice, a groundbreaking futurist theology based upon the universal power of Silicon crystal. Participants may encounter the Sisters on the street, at public gatherings, inside our luminous ceremonial tent, or through a virtual interface on our website*. After our successful recent European tour, we will embark in May 2012 on a journey across the US, performing in cultural centers as well on the streets of small towns in America.
*We provide online Paralleling Sessions over a videochat interface to help individuals find new solutions in their life. See website for more details.
WHAT IS SILICON CRYSTAL?
Silicon crystal is cultivated naturally and used to make the microelectronic chips found in laptops, cameras, cellphones etc. These small devices sustain daily activity, becoming prosthetic instruments in the physical world; one day they will be integrated into our bodies. Many say we have entered Age of Silicon, but they are mistaken. Silicon is eternal; it has no age. We have only just begun to discover its resonance.
In the image below you can see the delicate lattice of the Silicon Wafer, a semiconductor which maps the flow of energy through a circuit and into our bodies. These thin crystal wafers are used in our ceremonies and personalized for you in our incentive packages--unavailable for purchase from any other source, at any other time!
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THIS TOUR?
In a shared dream we visualized a great mystery to be uncovered among the skyscrapers and rest stops of America; for a full month, we will search for it in cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Los Angeles and many other destinations. Along the way, we will meet the individuals who will populate our American myth. This myth will take the form of a 30 minute narrative video, inspired by Jodorosky's Holy Mountain, and made available for distribution in the Fall of 2012.
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?
The Sisters with their liaison require lodging, fuel and sustenance for the month. We have also developed special technical equipment to capture the energy of these powerful sessions; funding will support maintenance and regular upgrade of this equipment over the course of the tour.
WHO ARE THE PERFORMERS?
Agnes Bolt and Nina Sarnelle have collaborated as the Sisters of the Lattice for over a year, both graduating MFAs from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012.
Agnes Bolt's interdisciplinary work was recently featured in a solo show at Project 4 Gallery in Washington DC, the Internet Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, Miami and New York Fountain Art Fairs, the Museum of Modern Art in New York’s library collection. She is a recipient of the Heinz, Fine and A W Mellon Foundation Grants. Her work was recently reviewed in Harper’s Magazine, the Washington Post, Huffington Post. She participated in residency programs at the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh and at the Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst Salzburg, Austria.
Through larger live interactive projects and smaller
gestures, Agnes explores psycho-social behavior, cultural paradoxes and the
absurdities and limitations of communication often by implicating herself in
Nina Sarnelle makes fantasies, miracles and lies. She
has worked with the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival, the Children's Museum of
Pittsburgh, the Wassaic Festival, the Miller Gallery, and others. She is
recipient of the Carnegie Mellon Interdisciplinary Award and Simond's
Fellowship. She believes in the physicality of metaphysics, and the malleability
of belief. She believes in acid reflux. And things beyond her control. This is
why she never works alone.
The Sisters of the Lattice deeply appreciate your support and would love to get your feedback on our project so far. For any questions or comments, or if you would like us come through your city on our tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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