INCENDIUM RADICAL LIBRARY PRESS 2019 / LAUNCH 31 JANUARY 2020 / WITH PANDA WONG AND MOHAMED CHAMAS
Electric Lotus is an inquiry into the ‘ecstatic’–is it synthetic, manic or electric? It blooms in the naked recitations of the wandering mystic Lal Ded, in the animal and flower companions of the saint Akka Mahadevi, in the throat of the playback singer Asha Bhosle, in the indigo devotion of the cult star Ma Anand Sheela. This is an interactive text for play and performance.
Published by Incendium Radical Library Press, written during their Summer Residency in 2019.
Friday 31 January 1-9PM
Incendium Radical Library
with performances by
PANDA WONG & MOHAMED CHAMAS
Mohamed Chamas is an artist, game developer and poet. Their practice currently explores synergies and reflections between mysticism and modern technology. Using the notion of ‘dijital’ (djinn + digital) art creation, Chamas summons spaces that re-configure socio-political ways of being and knowing, particularly of the oriental body.
Panda is a poet, writer and living personification of the phrase ‘I’m baby’. She lives/works on unceded land. Her DnD alignment is Chaotic Neutral but her poetry probably verges on Chaotic Evil.
This event takes place on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded.