Working on the Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances series (2016)
Working on the Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances series / 2016
Work in progress at studio on the Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances series, Fall 2016
Photos showing the artist completing the different steps of the silkscreening process in order to continue his series of the Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances.
Monotypes or editions of 5, acrylic hand silkscreened on yellow Wang Sketching paper 80g & white or cream B.F.K. Rives paper, 280g, 25,5 x 25,5 cm / 10''x10''.
Most photos taken by Christine Chatelet at the Besançon studio in 2016.
Shakti-Yoni: Ecstatic Cosmic Dances
"It is pleasure which is the substance of the world. It brings us closer to the divine state."
In Shiva and Dionysos, Alain Daniélou
These bodies of women ecstatically dancing, like the exctatict dancing Dervishes Turners, are both fixed points here, and infinite there. They drag us with them in whirling and cosmic dimensions, creating in a true sense vortices of energies towards the possibilities of other lives, other pleasures, other experiences. Most of the pictures come from erotic videos of Oily Micro Bikini Dancing, in which young female Japanese strippers, with oil lubricated bodies, dance while masturbating to the rhythm of obsessive techno music (alienating, mindless, binary and repetitive), squirming sexually, in a primitive, barbaric, archaic, Dionysian ritual. They present to us, ostentatiously and spasmodically, their breasts with erect nipples, their genitals and all their orifices (mouths, anuses, and vaginas). Their Yonis, moist, gushing, obscene, and wet, with gaping lips ... symbols of the female sex, which in the same way in India are adorned, fed, and coated with butter, flowers, and various offerings and always pierced by the linga, Herculean cock rising towards the sky…
Genitals open, offered, desiring… those female warriors are hoping for a man’s cock and his cum, in such an exciting and regenerating homage danced as in Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps, but, in this never-ending and eternal dance, there is no need to wait for the Seasons to come back in order to revive their humongous desires…! Hoping all the same, transcendent, orgiastic, animalistic, and tantric sexual love. During these trance-dances, they develop a hyper-feminine and hyper-sexual excitement, such as that of the energizing, enveloping, destructive, extraterrestrial, super-powerful, and oversized energy of the Female Shakti’s energy of desires; vibrations of full-body orgasmic waves, like burning fires of gushing love. Breasts and Yonis offered, open like endless wells where one would lose oneself to extinguish one's ego and insatiable desire, in an alienating and liberating spiral, hoping for these spiritual journeys, entwined with the Divine light, the All, the One. The same ones that follow the soul of the dead in the Buddhist Bardos in different worlds of the afterlife...
Jerky movements, pulsing rhythmically, or arhythmically, in a despairing contemporary pornographic solitude, which still bring us back sometimes to the origin of being, primary energy, the first cries of the child brought into the world or the first orgasm. In the same way that the Water, the Sea, the Ocean, and the Universe, encompass, submerge, and nourish us like the orphans we are all today, since the Spirits and the Gods are dead; killed by those other than us!
But the artist remains optimistic and he tirelessly pays tribute to the dance ... to Nature ... to the color ... and to the feminine energy of the Shakti-Yoni force...!