Caveat Magister will read from his new book, book Turn Your Life into Art: Lessons in Psychomagic from the San Francisco Underground.
After the book signing, you'll find Caveat wandering through the Weird Sisters Portal and Outlands throughout the night.
Bio: Caveat Magister is the Philosopher Laureate of Burning Man, and a former writer for Playboy.com, who once lived in a Buddhist Monastery in India. Based in San Francisco, he is the author of Turn Your LIfe Into Art, a guide to creating psychomagical experiences, and is renowned for the strange and magical art he develops.
His book The Scene That Became Cities is considered the definitive exploration of Burning Man’s philosophy .
Joey Altruda will be presenting the newest iteration of his Singing Chairs project "The Hillarium". This latest piece is a series of phonographs built out of chairs and antique Victrola parts.
The Hillarium Plays multiple 100-year-old copies of the historic Okeh Laughing Record simultaneously (https://www.urbo.com/content/the-bizarre-history-of-the-okeh-laughing-record/), with a surprise interactive element that can only be revealed live. in person.
Bio: Joey Altruda has enjoyed a 40-year musical career beginning with the legendary post-punk “experi-mental” band Tupelo Chain Sex in 1981. It’s never been easy to pin him down to any specific genre due to his chameleon-like nature. Be it Afro-Cuban Mambo, Jamaican Ska, Brazilian, Jazz, Blues, or anything left of center, Altruda always delivers a high-quality end result.
He’s worked with the likes of Joe Strummer, Perry Farrell, Tom Zé, Bo Diddley, Tom Waits, Ernest Ranglin, and many iconic pioneers of early Jamaican music, earning him a Lifetime Achievement Award for the Preservation Of Jamaican Music in 2006.
As a DJ and collector of eclectic and strange records, Joey stands out as an original voice in the arena and was prominently featured in the book Dust And Grooves-Adventures In Record Collecting.
Coming from a family of generational artists, he has always expressed himself in many mediums aside from music and leans towards Dada and Theater of The Absurd in the assemblage art he creates.
Learn More: https://joeyaltruda.com
Julia Hesse from Living Tarot Oracle will be embodying the High Priestess tarot card - experience her unique interactive tarot style readings in the Weird Sisters Outlands.
Bio: Julia Hesse is a Nature-based ceremonialist and has studied a wide variety of practices with exceptional teachers for over 40 years. She has been teaching and serving clients for over 30 years.
Her magic toolkit includes Tarot, Dreamwork, Contemporary Shamanic Practices; the Enneagram; Ceremonial Design; Ecstatic Dance; and Sound Liberation-Awakening the Authentic Voice.
Julia is the co-creator and producer of the Living Tarot Oracle which was based in Durango, Colorado, and continues in different forms in Oregon. She excels at using these different modalities to liberate the Essence of who you are.
Learn More: https://www.juliahesse.com
Isabel Dunn presents “Magicicada” (2022, work-in-progress), a resplendent audiovisual meditation. Recorded during the 2021 Brood X periodical cicada emergence in Silver Spring, Maryland… Experience the latest chapter of an eternal cycle. Visit “The Outlands” to hear the painted forest come alive with cicada hum & other enchantments.
Bio: Isabel Dunn is an emerging filmmaker and sound/video artist. Isabel has bachelor’s degrees in Radio-TV-Film (B.S.) and Plan II Honors (B.A.) from The University of Texas at Austin. Her short film “Once & Again” (2018), a triptych character study about antique phonograph listening, was screened at nine North American film festivals and The Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center.
Isabel worked as a Production Assistant at The Walt Disney Studios (Burbank, CA) for 2.5 years before leaving in 2021 to focus on editing & staging her own sound/video installations.
New to Astoria, Isabel is excited to join the local artistic community and further develop her portfolio.
Learn More: by contacting Weird Sisters Freak Boutique
AmyJo Davies will explore your subconscious with The Chrysalis Method - an interactive emergence experiment.
Bio: AmyJo Davies - professional raconteur and creative visionary, holds an innate sense of bringing people together, embracing new dimensions and opening portals into other worlds for all to experience.
As a featured performer and costume designer for Shanghai’s now-legendary burlesque venue (known as Chinatown), AmyJo was among the first to bring together disenfranchised ex-pat burners living in Shanghai and purvey the mischief and mayhem in the “Pearl of the Orient”.
Learn More: https://www.instagram.com/theamyjodavies
Sondra Carr will be debuting her Ego Birthing experience - an interactive exploration of personal expansion in the Weird Sisters Outlands.
This will be offered at the Weird Sisters Experience Bar after this event.
Bio: Sondra Carr studied Sculpture, Painting, and New Media at Concordia University in Quebec, Canada. She creates immersive installations for unorthodox venues, ephemeral events, and art festivals, including Burning Man, and is currently engaged in marrying art and business by making business more like art instead of the other way around.
Also known as the Retail Muse, Sondra has created the immersive environment of the Weird Sisters Portal and Outlands which is hosting this event.
Learn More: https://sondracarr.com