Photo by Jonathan Alpeyrie for Elle Magazine. Article by Stefanie Iris Weiss
For our one year anniversary of The Witches Compass we decided to go all out. Damon and I decided to go for a carnival theme as this was the Hunter's Moon. Last years Compass (our very first one) was documented by NY Times. This year we wanted to go out with a bang. Playing on the community and tribe/clan theme we decided to work with Carnival energy. Damon and I both many performer friends, a lot of them traveling around, moving from place to place daily. During these tours they create friendships and families with those traveling with them, the constant hunt to find home within that transient space. Below are the in progress and final shots from the ritual. Thank you to Elle Magazine, Witches & Pagans Magazine, and NPR for joining us.
Still from the video I created for The Hunter's Moon Photo by Jonathan Alpeyrie
Lecta's Portal and I also made about 40 mini crowns buy etching aluminum, cutting them out and then shaping them into crowns. The large full paper moon was based on The Astronomers Dream (1898) by Georges Méliès.
I also taxidermied a scorpion for the event.
Footage from the Black Cloud series courtesy Juliet Escoria. All other footage by me.
The moons became the backdrop for the Gemini & Scorpio Masquerade Macabre this year as well.