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Art at The DEN

Prophets of Synesthesia: By Golden Dawn Arkestra

Opens to the public December 9, 2015 - April 26th, 2016
Presented by The DEN

 

PROPHETS OF SYNESTHESIA | GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA is a multi-media art installation exhibiting visual works such as hanging sculpture, sound activation, viewing stations, photography, textile artifacts and objects. The installation encourages its viewers and participants to remember their eccentric and natural connection to each other and the earth.

Golden Dawn Arkestra (GDA) is an Austin-based conceptual art collective whose mission is to use the performance of original music in conjunction with trans-formative costumed choreography to question the boundary between the Art and the audience, between attendant and participant, between dancer and musician, and therefore, propagate the continual reproduction of synesthesia – the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body.

In this modern age, bringing people out of their digital and physical captivation takes more than it has in the past. GDA believes that these types of distractions pretend to offer transcendence, but ultimately limit one’s real expansion of consciousness. The artists' intent is to become one with the audience for a mass experience of actual transcendence during the curated ceremony of performance. GDA aims to bring the universe together, across race, across culture, across the Arts through positive synesthesia. This installation will be the physical manifestation of Maestro and bandleader, Zapot, proselytization to join the movement, to choose an impassioned life, to take better care of the Earthship and each other.

This installation is being brought to the public in partnership with the Art Alliance Austin.

About Art at The DEN

The DEN is a two-story multi-purpose real estate studio, gallery and gathering place located in Austin, Texas. It functions as an experimental space for both professionals and creative contemporaries alike that make up Austin’s thriving community. Featuring modern design The DEN promotes collaborations ranging from avant-garde art installations to private events to impromptu meetings. 

Curatorial Director: Taylor Livingston

Taylor Livingston is a contemporary art Creative Director and Texas native who has collaborated with internationally renowned artists, curators, institutions and brands to bring multi-faceted art endeavors to fruition since 2008.