Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Screen Theory

Mind-expanding films every Sunday throughout the summer on the rooftop our new space: @ 1086 Myrtle Avenue. Paired with live music and DJ’s.

This Week: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s the Holy Mountain

$5 at the door.

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May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Mandala II

$10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Mandala II is a durational, multimedia performance party, collective meditation, and environmental artwork based on the ritual form of the Mandala.

Created by Harry Einhorn, the artistic director of Samadhi Arts, Mandala II features dancer-performers as guides to the "cosmic mirror": the play of energy and form in infinite space.

A multisensory installation designed by artist Maia Edmond and Dharma Art lineage holder Jack Niland represents the five directions.

DJ’s and ambient musicians for sound installation and dance party:
Longer
Joro Boro
Ralph Teddy

Mandala Principle in Tibetan culture works with 5 Buddha families:

Vajra: Blue-East-Water-Mirrorlike Clarity
Ratna: Yellow-South-Earth-Enrichment/Equanimity
Padma: Red-West-Fire-Seductive Passion
Karma: Green-North-Wind-All-accomplishing activity
Buddha: White-Center-Space-Emptiness

Each family is connected to specific sounds, mudras, energies, deities and personality types. 
 

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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Mandala I

Mandala I is the first of a series of multidimensional workshops/improvisations. Held at the historic Judson Church, artists, dancers, musicians, and the general public are all welcome to participate in this act of co-creation, collective meditation, and manifestation through movement, music, projection-mapping, installation, sound design, and storytelling.

Mandala is an Indotibetan symbol representing the mind, as well as an archetype that exists in every tradition. A Mandala creates in microcosm what is sought in macrocosm. It is order in chaos. As a collective, we will employ specific forms, sounds, and colors to create a live mandala, altering space with the ingredients of immersive performance to enact an offering and ritual of individual and collective transformation.

Suggested donation: $10-15

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Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Mind Adorned I

Knowledge...the adornment of the mind”
-Ezra Pound

On the evening of November 19th, join us at MIND ADORNED I, cybernetic cocktail party, fashion show, and collective spectacle of the extended self. Neurofeedback fine-tunes perception to states of greater awareness. 

Organized by Eli Epstein-Deutsch, presented by Consciousness Hacking NYC and Samadhi Arts. 

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mind-adorned-i-tickets-29343229389?aff=eac2

From 6-10PM, Soho’s Public Factory becomes a bio-sensory installation. Guests are cordially invited to try on wearable tech interfaces designed by Aaron Trocola of Three-Form Fashions. Biometric output is transmitted via continually transforming visuals and generative soundscape composed by DJ Joro Boro and Dan DiFerdinando. 

Eco-responsive fashion designer Amalya Meira will make custom-ordered textiles or garments based on visual projections of guests’s bio-data. Guided meditation, reiki, hypnotherapy, herbal infusions, and aura reading by Julian Xeer, Ed Pankov, Chuck Wilsonbourg et al., will vary and track mind-body calibration while nourishing the cyborg soul. 

Entrance is free with RSVP and includes a free drink. $15 ticket includes Open BCI wearable sensor demo, hypnotherapy, reiki, and guided meditation. A $75 ticket also includes a custom-made garment based on bio-data visualization. 

MIND ADORNED is an event series fomenting interactions between tech, mindfulness, ecology and design, curated by Eli Epstein-Deutsch of Samadhi Arts. 

MIND ADORNED I is hosted by the Public Factory, a collective storefront supporting emerging designers, and co-presented by Consciousness Hacking NYC and Samadhi Arts. The wearable sensors are supplied by Open BCI, a company that offers open-source bio-sensing tools for anyone.

MIND ADORNED IS SUPPORTED BY ZEN COMPASS

 

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Force of Stillness: Film and Performance Inspired by Buddhism
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Force of Stillness: Film and Performance Inspired by Buddhism

FORCE OF STILLNESS

FILM AND PERFORMANCE INSPIRED BY BUDDHISM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

CURATED BY AMBER BEMAK

PRESENTED WITH SAMADHI ARTS

Force of Stillness is a two-day festival bringing together a prominent group of international artists to highlight the significant influence of Buddhism on contemporary art.

The festival presents experimental films and performances that facilitate and transmit a complex range of meditative experiences while addressing topics such as visual colonization, queer performativity, alternate experiences of temporality, and experiments with meditative gestures in public.

STAGES OF SAMATHA

On November 5th at 1pm and 4pm, Samadhi Arts will present Stages of Samatha, an immersive, multimedia installation exploring the Buddhist meditation form meaning "calm abiding." (Samatha, along with Vipassana, or "insight," is one of the two pillars of Buddhist meditation practice leading to liberation of mind). The performance incorporates contemporary movement forms,  interactive audio technology, meditative techniques, and gaming.  Participants will be led down through the Rubin Museum's spiral staircase via a series of stations which express metaphors for meditative phases as sensory or interactive experiences (sound or sight cues, encounters with performers).  The experience will walk the line between structured and non-structured, linear and non-linear, time-based and free, much like the meditative process itself. 

FRIDAY OPENING NIGHT PARTY FEATURING DJ JORO-BORO

From 6-10PM, Samadhi Arts will host the Force of Stillness Opening Night Party at the Rubin K-2 Lounge. Enjoy select cocktail offerings and a DJ set by world music pioneer Joro-Boro, accompanied by a pan-Asian tapas menu. Happy hour runs from 6:00-7:00 p.m., with a 2-for-1 special on all beer, wine, and well drinks. Admission is free of charge.

Individual Programs:

November 4

FORGETTING VIETNAM
East Coast Premiere
7:00-9:00 PM
Tickets: $20 /Member Tickets $18
2015, Trinh T. Minh-ha, South Korea/USA/Vietnam, 90 Min.
Featuring an introduction by and Q&A with the filmmaker followed by a book signing of Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared.

CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR
9:30-11:00 PM
Tickets: $10:00 / Member Tickets: $9.00
2015, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/UK/Germany/France/Malaysia, 122 Min

November 5

SHORTS PROGRAM
11:30-1:00 PM
Tickets: $20 / Member Tickets: $18

Hypnopompic (Mazen Khaled, 20 min.)
Life Swam Away Like a River (Bernadine Mellis, 16 min.)
Peace: Performance, Art on the Plaza, Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park, New York, USA (Zhang Huan, 10 Min.)
Colornests (excerpt): 
  Blue/Violet (7 Min.), (Elizabeth Phelps Meyer, 7 Min.)
Strange Tool (Laura Vitale, 10 min.)
Anthem (Vill Viola, 12 Min.)
Sky Above Great Wind (Junhi Myung, 7 min.)

PERFORMANCES BY BABETH VANLOO, SAMADHI ARTS, AND VANESSA ANSPAUGH
12:00-6:00 PM
Free with Festival Pass or Museum admission
Performances by Zach Layton and Nadia Granados
2:00-4:00 PM
Tickets: $20 / Member tickets $18

REASSEMBLAGE
4:30-6PM
Tickets $20 / Member Tickets: $18
1982, Trinh T. Minh-ha, 40 min.
The screening will be followed by a book signing for Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared.

 

 

 

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Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Cosmogony: The Trickster Archetype at the C.G. Jung Center

April 1st

C.G Jung Center

28 East 39th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue, New York City

7PM-9PM

Celebration of the Trickster.

Lectures, music, performance and video by Samadhi Arts and FOLD Theater explore gravitational waves, the transhuman future, and the trickster archetype as androgynous symbol of primordial creation.

In the beginning was the rift: subject and object, mind and matter, spirit and flesh.  Join Samadhi Arts and FOLD performance ensemble for Cosmogony, a cycle of site-specific, immersive performances. Employing ritual, sound, scent, projection, movement, and storytelling, Cosmogony is a multi-sensory journey through the shifting terrain where form and perception give way to the primal source of experience. It is the reimagining of a timeless form: a contemporary mythos of creation, destruction and awakening, drawing on ancient visions while unfolding against a backdrop of digital acceleration, oncoming environmental collapse, and the revelations of quantum physics.  

Reviving the pre-modern tradition of sacred performance to commemorate important astrological days of the lunar and solar calendar, Cosmogony will kickoff this month with a series of participatory events surrounding the Spring Equinox at Pioneer Works with Brooklyn Raga Massive, H.O.M.E. and De-construkt Projects, culminating in a celebration of the trickster with lectures and installations at the C.G. Jung Center.

 

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Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Cosmogony: Holi at Pioneer Works with Brooklyn Raga Massive

March 23rd: Holi Celebration with Brooklyn Raga Massive

Pioneer Works 59 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

6:00-8:00PM

Outdoor performance installation and Holi Celebration followed with performances by Indian vocalists Sangeeta Lahiri, Kiran Ahluwalia with guitarist Rez Abbasi and a BRM percussion ensemble.

Tickets http://brooklynragamassive.com/home-page/

In the beginning was the rift: subject and object. mind and matter, spirit and flesh.  Join Samadhi Arts and FOLD performance ensemble for Cosmogony, a cycle of site-specific, immersive performances. Employing ritual, sound, scent, projection, movement, and storytelling, Cosmogony is a multi-sensory journey through the shifting terrain where form and perception give way to the primal source of experience. It is the reimagining of a timeless form: a contemporary mythos of creation, destruction and awakening, drawing on ancient visions while unfolding against a backdrop of digital acceleration, oncoming environmental collapse, and the revelations of quantum physics.  

Reviving the pre-modern tradition of sacred performance to commemorate important astrological days of the lunar and solar calendar, Cosmogony will kickoff this month with a series of participatory events surrounding the Spring Equinox at Pioneer Works with Brooklyn Raga Massive, H.O.M.E. and De-construkt Projects, culminating in a celebration of the trickster with lectures and installations at the C.G. Jung Center.

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Mar
20
to Mar 21

Cosmogony: Through the Wheel at De-Construkt Projecks

March 20th: De-Construkt Projekts

41 Seabring St. Brooklyn, NY 11231

Through the Wheel: A Celebration of the Spring Equinox

A Wild Foraged Dinner by Ravenous Craft

Astrological Lecture by Nate Speare

Site-Specific Performance by FOLD

 

Tickets: http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/ny-vernal-equinox-pagan-dinner

$65 for five courses

$85 for five courses + wine pairings

$25 for lectures and performances at 8pm

Cash bar will be open throughout the evening.

In the beginning was the rift: subject and object, mind and matter, spirit and flesh.  Join Samadhi Arts and FOLD performance ensemble for Cosmogony, a cycle of site-specific, immersive performances. Employing ritual, sound, scent, projection, movement, and storytelling, Cosmogony is a multi-sensory journey through the shifting terrain where form and perception give way to the primal source of experience. It is the reimagining of a timeless form: a contemporary mythos of creation, destruction and awakening, drawing on ancient visions while unfolding against a backdrop of digital acceleration, oncoming environmental collapse, and the revelations of quantum physics.  

Reviving the pre-modern tradition of sacred performance to commemorate important astrological days of the lunar and solar calendar, Cosmogony will kickoff this month with a series of participatory events surrounding the Spring Equinox at Pioneer Works with Brooklyn Raga Massive, H.O.M.E. and De-construkt Projects, culminating in a celebration of the trickster with lectures and installations at the C.G. Jung Center.

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Mar
19
to Mar 20

Cosmogony: Spring Equinox Celebration at H.O.M.E.

H.O.M.E.

Sold Out

In the beginning was the rift: subject and object. mind and matter, spirit and flesh.  Join Samadhi Arts and FOLD performance ensemble for Cosmogony, a cycle of site-specific, immersive performances. Employing ritual, sound, scent, projection, movement, and storytelling, Cosmogony is a multi-sensory journey through the shifting terrain where form and perception give way to the primal source of experience. It is the reimagining of a timeless form: a contemporary mythos of creation, destruction and awakening, drawing on ancient visions while unfolding against a backdrop of digital acceleration, oncoming environmental collapse, and the revelations of quantum physics.  

Reviving the pre-modern tradition of sacred performance to commemorate important astrological days of the lunar and solar calendar, Cosmogony will kickoff this month with a series of participatory events surrounding the Spring Equinox at Pioneer Works with Brooklyn Raga Massive, H.O.M.E. and De-construkt Projects, culminating in a celebration of the trickster with lectures and installations at the C.G. Jung Center.

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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Samadhi Arts Presents: Laraaji and Live Mandala

Laraaji, a legendary ambient electronic musician and collaborator of Brian Eno's who was greatly influenced by Indian music, meditation and Eastern mysticism, is performing at the Open Center in New York together with a lineup of performers curated by Samadhi Arts. Choreographer and composer Harry Einhorn will be creating a live mandala performance based on a series of improvisations held with dancers, artists and musicians around the city. 

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Nov
20
7:00 AM07:00

Time Cycles @ The Wild Project w/The Art Monastery and Loom Ensemble

Join Samadhi Arts for a day and evening of workshops and performances linked to rituals of time, meditation, and the creative process, at the Wild Project in the East Village (http://www.thewildproject.com).  

The event is presented in conjunction with Loom Ensemble, an interdisciplinary performance collective based in Dubai and New York City,  and the Art Monastery project, a group that applies the monastic principles of discipline, art-making and sustainable living to art production across a range of media (http://artmonastery.org/about). 

COMBO DISCOUNT: $10 Evening Show Tickets for Workshop Participants

10am    “The Artmonk Experience” with Raphael Sacks and Neva Cockrell     $15 suggested

Exploring the overlap of contemplation and creativity, from Gregorian Chant to a Native American dance-ritual, and the combination of meditation and theater exercises.

12pm    “Impermanence: the Art of Letting Go” Yoga with Kendra Renzoni  $20 suggested

A philosophical and physical investigation of impermanence, delving into the relationship between truth, nonattachment, and the communication network of blood and veins that surrounds the heart.

2-4pm “Songs of the Body” Embodied Voice with Michelle Sui           $20 suggested

An examination of the fluidity of the voice and the unity of voice and body through improvisation and a synesthetic approach to movement.

5:30pm “Dharma Art”   with Jack Nyland                                             $10 suggested

An experiential introduction to the Dharma Art teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche through mythmaking, group narrative, music making, mandala ritual, and cosmic play. Assisted by Allison Pepper and Harry Einhorn.

7pm     “On Spirituality and Artmaking”            $15 for the whole evening  7-10pm

Conversation and drinks with the founders of the Art Monastery and Samadhi Arts.

8pm     Si Quis Sitit + Correspondences            $15 for the whole evening 7-10pm

Correspondences a performance featuring an Arduino-powered interactive light and scent sculpture activated by the human heartbeat, by Christina Poblador

Si Quis Sitit excerpt of the dance theater performance created during the 2015 Art Monastic Laboratory.

9pm     Prime + Sound Cycle + Acaya            $15 for the whole evening 7-10pm

Prime dance theater created at the Art Monastery Italia, and toured across Europe and Dubai.

Sound Cycle explores ritual cycles of meaning / chaos through sound and embodied movement by Michelle Sui and Harry Einhorn

Acaya kaleidoscopic video-art, created through a yearlong exploration of liminality and bardo-space, from the Art Monastery Italia 2013.

 

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Artaud's Spurt of Blood with Sylvère Lotringer Book Launch: "Mad Like Artaud"
Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

Artaud's Spurt of Blood with Sylvère Lotringer Book Launch: "Mad Like Artaud"

"We have to wash literature off ourselves. We want to be humans before anything else. There are no forms or any form. There is only the gushing forth of life. Life like a spurt of blood." -Antonin Artaud

Where lies the border between madness and prophesy? 

In this performance/lecture event, Samadhi Arts delves into the power of Artaud the visionary and ritual artist, creator of "four-dimensional hieroglyphs." Etienne Pierre Duguay will direct a new production of "Spurt of Blood," the writer's rarely-performed Surrealist play from 1925. 

Arranged and choreographed with electroacoustic score and projection-mapped visuals, the performance manifests the volatile synthesis of Gnostic, Psychoanalytic, Animist, Dada and Symbolist influences on Artaud's work, while evoking present possibilities for overcoming the instrumentalization and pathologization of the human and transhuman alike under global neoliberalism.

In conjunction with the performance, noted French deconstructionist philosopher and Semiotexte co-founder Sylvère Lotringer will give a lecture on the occasion of the launch of his new book, Mad Like Artaud (translated by Joanna Spinks). It examines questions of insanity and its relationship to radical politics through interviews with the psychiatrists who recommended Artaud's confinement. There will also be a staged reading of several chapters of Lotringer's book.

One of the seminal artists and thinkers of the 20th Century, Antonin Artaud is most widely recognized for his performance manifestos advancing the concept of the "Theater of Cruelty." Artaud's contemporaries in pre-WWII Paris had him committed to an insane asylum for habits that included spell casting and divination. Canonized by French postwar theorists and political theater artists alike in the post-war period, Artaud's case led philosopher Michel Foucault to herald "the new triumph of madness".

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Supermoon Eclipse Performance Party
Sep
27
to Sep 28

Supermoon Eclipse Performance Party

Join us for the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at Sky Gallery. 

This Sunday, the Moon will be at its closest point to the earth in its orbit in 30 years--

Samadhi Arts will be celebrating with an evening of meditation, food, music, dance, and multidisciplinary performance.

Featuring:

5:30PM
Door and meditation

6:00PM
Michelle Sui
Multimedia Performance
http://www.michellesui.com/

6:45PM
Roopa Mahadevan + Navatman Music Collective
Classical South Indian Vocal Ensemble
http://www.navatman.org/
roopamahadevan.com

7:30PM
Dinner+Music
Catering by Jan Woo and Mantra Mundana

8:00 PM
Saman Samadi
New Iranian vocal composition
www.samansamadi.net

8:30PM
Gao Jiafeng + Lillian Rossetti
vocal/electronics + butoh
http://www.gaojiafeng.com/

9:00PM
Moon Viewing

9:30PM
Roshni Thompson + Camilla Celin
Tabla+Sarod

10:00PM
DJ Tikka Masala + Harry Einhorn
Projections and Soundscape

$10 Suggested Donation at the Door

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All-day Meditation
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

All-day Meditation

Samadhi Arts hosted  a day of sitting meditation with instruction.
Two sessions: 11AM-1PM, 2PM-4PM

Each sessions were broken down to shorter periods of walking and sitting meditation with breaks. 

Morning sessions begin with simple chanting from the Buddhist tradition and meditation instruction. 

Participants are welcome to come to one or both sessions.

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Brooklyn Raga Massive
Sep
2
to Sep 3

Brooklyn Raga Massive

Samadhi Arts hosts Brooklyn's foremost raga collective at Sky Gallery in Gowanus.

Tickets $10 at the door.

Doors 8PM, Concert 8:30PM

Raga Jam Session 10PM-Midnight

Students of Indian Classical music in NYC have had the rare fortune of having renowned sitar maestro, Pt. Krishna Bhatt in teaching residence every summer for the past 5 years. Bringing an immense treasury of the historical, gestural, poetic and folk strands of Indian classical music, specifically native to the Senia Maihar gharana, Pandit ji exposes his students to multifaceted instruction that is both technique and form driven while also addressing the subtleties of raga exposition.

Pt. Krishna Bhatt was initiated into sitar playing, first by his father, Pt. Shashi Mohan Bhatt and later on by musical giants Pt. Ravi Shankar ji, Pt. Nikhil Banerjee and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Saheb. His performances of Hindustani ragas have won the admiration of audiences in India, Asia, Europe and North America. His innovative style of music combines a rich blend of Gayaki (vocal) and Tantrakari (instrumental) techniques and musical compositions. His music is noted for its virtuosity, originality and depth of feeling that is conveyed to the listeners.

Pt.ji will be accompanied by some of his senior disciples:

Andrew Mendelson – sitar

Viswas Chitnis – sitar

Camila Celin – sarod

Neel Murgai – sitar

Tabla Accompaniment:

Sameer Gupta

Roshni Samlal

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Samadhi Arts Launch Party
Aug
31
to Sep 1

Samadhi Arts Launch Party

A celebration of the founding of Samadhi Arts, on August 29th, 2015 at Sky Gallery in Gowanus, Brooklyn, with live performances, immersive sound and visuals, drinks, and dancing.

Featuring

Bradley Bailey - Ambient Music

Roopa Mahadevan - Carnatic Vocals

Anne Sherwood Pundyk - Visual Art

DJ Tikka Masala - Dance Music

Collin ૐ Crowe - Projection Mapped Visuals

Leah Raphael Curtis, Andrea Davina Clinton, Michael Gam, Kensuke Shoji - Improvised Music and Dance

 

 


 

 

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