Agnes Momirski: siXren (verbum medicinae)

Friday, 21 February at 6pm

MGLC Švicarija, Ljubljana

 

siXren (verbum medicinae) project is inspired by models of ancient healing rhetorics. The work explores the psychoacoustic effects of ancient verbal and sound formulas used in healing ceremonies, and abstracts and reapplies them into the matrix of contemporary sounds. Sonically and visually, we enter the liminal space between Earths rhythm and noise music, between digital and animate, pre-modern and hyper-modern.

 

Ancient linguistic / sound patterns were considered as healing transformative and medicinal agents, and as the missing link between man and nature. Practices such as ancient Greek rhetorics, word magic, ritual poetry, as well as contemporary cognitive science and wellbeing methods, utilize the primordial power of utterance, rhythm, and sound to affect our animal senses, and consequently our body biology, brain chemistry, sensory and cognitive clarity. 

Ancient knowledge of verbal formulas serves to establish a new relationship with nature in the coming era of posthumanity, and informs the current sonic imaginary in our techno-ecology with poetic and healing sensibility. 

 

siXren (verbum medicinae) is made in collaboration with beepblip (sound) and Brina Vidic (visual and costume design), curated by Miha Colner, video DOP Rajko Bizjak.

The exhibition is open until 2. August 2020.

siXren (verbum medicinae) excerpt (for full text go here)

/// CHANT ///

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Ongoing VAM chant

//// NARRATION ////

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Using the power of words, chants or sound frequencies, is the only way to become optimized human in the informational age.

 

Words affect matter.

A word produces a feeling, starting a biochemical reaction in the brain. This is how immaterial thoughts become matter - through a chemical messenger. Once you begin using words and sounds consciously to generate more of the same brain chemicals, your biology changes, allowing you to remake yourself on the cellular level to begin feeling more oneness and wholeness.

Name it. So be it, so it is. 

Words, and their power to affect matter, are the only way to change and upgrade our biology, affecting heart rate variability, with the power to up-regulate genes, reduce survival emotions, heighten immune system, and become more-than-human. 

 

Words affect matter.

Naming is an act of creation, stating the existence of what is named into felt reality. This is a practice known for word magic, hekate magic, ancient Greek rhetorics, cross-cultural ritual poetry in all ancient practices, and today by cognitive science, new age wellness methods, backed by neuroscience measuring effect of words on neural circuits. 

Name it. So be it, so it is. 

Words affect matter.

Throughout the day, listen and repeat pleasing words and chants at any time, to affect your biology and enrich brain circuitry. Verbalize only what you wish to experience. 

Name it. So be it, so it is. 

Words affect matter.

Conscious of the sonic territory you exist within, words you read on screens, words spoken to you, or heard through music, you are now conscious of the vibratory sensuous reality, know that what is named will be experienced. 

 

Name it. So be it, so it is. 

Words affect matter.

Words are used to name things into existence. Words are tools to manipulate reality, changing brain chemistry.

 

Name it. So be it, so it is. 

Words affect matter.

 

I am limitless. 

 

What’s your name.

 

I am limitless.