Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Art inspired by the Jewish Aramaic incantation bowls

ARAMAIC DAY: Art inspired by the Jewish Aramaic incantation bowls:
Sex, Magic, And Secrets In A Bowl

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 0:15 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – All the sex, magic, and secret desires a woman has hidden inside her can now be found in a big, giant bowl.

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is bringing insight into the deep, dark secrets of femininity with their upcoming exhibit, The Bowls Project: Secrets of the Apocalyptic Intimate, which opens today (Jul. 6) and runs until August 22.

Artist Jewlia Eisenberg and her ensemble, known as “Charming Hostess,” have created an interactive sound sculpture and performance installation at Yerba Buena.

Visitors can enter a dome-like room which Eisenberg describes as a “private place to share secrets and a public forum” for intimate live music and ancient rituals, sounds, and projected video images.

She explains that the project is inspired by Babylonian Jewish women’s amulets known as “demon bowls,” and is meant to help people connect with their bodies, souls, and minds.

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Only in California. For the Aramaic incantation bowls, go here (sorry for all the link rot) and here. For more Aramaic in current popular culture, see the immediately preceding post here.

Cross-file under "Can't make it up."