SYNERGENESIS 2006

 

Synergenesis was a completely unique event for its time, born of the fertile visionary culture of the SF bay area and northwest coast of the early 2000’s.

For 3 years, 2004-6, produced and curated by Eve, in collaboration with Stephen Trichter of Explore Spirit, the events included workshops and presentations with leading cultural visionaries, a large scale group art show including installations commissioned especially for the event, ritual theater performance and culminating in a classic dance floor session.

Synergenesis lead the way in content-driven parties, intentionalizing the power of ecstatic group celebration and offering strategies and practices for taking that raw power and applying it to creating the world we dream of.

 

In 2006, Eve designed the first part of the day with presentations from cultural leaders followed by an integration session guided by an up and coming lineage holder of the presenter. Mark Lakeman from Portland City Repair spoke on urban permaculture and place making followed by a session with Leonard Barett. Sobonfu Some spoke of community ritual practice, followed by a community ritual guided by Madeleina Bolduc. Paul Laffoley then presented on his unique art work and being kicked out of Harvard architecture school for claiming to have an alien implant in his brain, followed by a session with Erik Davis, Sijay James and Phong. This was followed by an unbroken 45 minutes of mind blowing life changing word magic from Saul Williams followed by a cypher with Goddess Alchemy Project and Kyrian Boberian. The music for the night then began with Tarran the Tailor, followed by Deru and Sporque. There was also a ritual theater journey through the Major Arcana of the Tarot created by Eve, Isis and Raven.

The group art show included over 50 artists, including the first sacred trash structure that Shrine ever built, which set him on the path he is now world famous for, as well as Jessie Rose Vala, Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, Sequoia Emmanuelle, Penny Slinger and Guy Aitchison.