SKIN OF LIGHT is an installation birthed from the concept of a trash trance chapel. Throughout the ages we have employed many methods in the attempt to reach a state of ascension: religion, art, architecture, music, dance, drugs. This work brings together several of these elements to create a multi-sensory experience. Pulling on themes of rave culture, light and sacred space, SKIN OF LIGHT has created a new kind of chapel; one in which the only subject to worship is ascension itself.

THE SKIN OF LIGHT ENVELOPING THIS WORLD LACKS DEPTH AND I CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE BLACK NIGHT OF ALL THESE

SIMILAR BODIES BENEATH THE TREMBLING VEIL AND LIGHT OF MYSELF IT IS THIS NIGHT THAT EVEN THE MASK OF THE

SUN CANNOT HIDE FROM ME I AM THE SEER OF NIGHT THE AUDITOR OF SILENCE FOR SILENCE TOO IS DRESSED IN

SONOROUS SKIN AND EACH SENSE HAS ITS OWN NIGHT EVEN AS I DO I AM MY OWN NIGHT I AM THE CONCEIVER

OF NON-BEING AND OF ALL ITS SPLENDOUR I AM THE FATHER OF DEATH SHE IS ITS MOTHER SHE WHOM I EVOKE

FROM THE PERFECT MIRROR OF NIGHT I AM THE GREAT INSIDE-OUT MAN MY WORDS ARE A TUNNEL PUNCHED

THROUGH SILENCE I UNDERSTAND ALL DISILLUSIONMENT I DESTROY WHAT I BECOME I KILL WHAT I LOVE

SKIN OF LIGHT BY RENE DAUMAL

 © 2020 Kate Dunn

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