Cthonic Oracle by Marcos Lutyens
Artist and hypnotist Marcos Lutyens will perform an oracular ceremony drawing from both Amazonian and Mediterranean traditions and eliciting the power of the vegetal realm. Lemongrass, finger root and kaffir lime will be rubbed on our hands as we are invited to sit down at the center of the space on a sturdy tree root. Our feet will be smudged in clay as they are rooting into the ground. A clay circle, adorned with the cardinal letters NSWE, is placed in front of us. Marcos begins a hypnotic induction and we fall into a relaxed state. Letters are assigned to colors, directions, and social, environmental, internal, and sensory aspects of existence. We are invited to scratch into the surface of the clay in a trance state. Marcos interprets our sigils and concludes the ritual by cleaning off our hands and feet.
This workshop is supported by the British Council.