5ft Under: Ashes in Bones
5ft Under: Ashes in Bones
“5 ft Under: Ashes in Bones” is a collaborative piece presented by Kennedy and Draven with Photography by Haley Jensen.
A ritual happening embracing subjects such as gender exploration, body ambiguity, matriarchal trauma, and purification.
This work combines elements of Butoh, Body Ritual movement, and experimental sound tapestries by “Mad Composer Lab.”
We cleanse through the truth
We discover through the primal
We know through the experience
Photography by Haley Jensen Photography
Haley Jensen chooses to create artwork like a shaman lives life, by “walking between the worlds”. She seeks to build bridges between the realms of emotional experience, dreamscape and reality. With surreal 35mm film photography, she weaves the light and dark, conscious and unconscious, visible and invisible. Her experience as a cancer survivor has deeply inspired her to bring forth artwork that lowers the veil. Through her creations she explores questions like
Who are we to exist in this world? What does it mean to exist in a conscious physical body? How does that feel? What is a soul? Where does the magic lie? www.haley-jensen.com
Draven Rose is a Portland based performance artist who’s work combines Body Ritual Movement, vocal and anatomical Liberation.
Draven’s work pushes beyond the veil of life and death producing imagery that is visceral with a certain tension and release that holds pressure, focus and captivates their audiences.
Through their creative research they have found their work holds a particular focus with ancestral trauma in relation to a deeper understanding of personal, societal and cultural identity.
Draven believes we must access the deepest most hidden parts of ourselves in order to liberate our souls into the miracle that it is to LIVE.
“We must dance with the demons of our ancestors so we may make good with what has been passed onto you.”
Kennedy Verrett is an innovative composer and music educator whose imaginative work can be heard across the music spectrum. Kennedy’s compositional vocabulary blends an array of music genres and philosophy, creating an authentic musical experience. .
Kennedy has performed with many ensembles, including the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and Fullerton Woodwind Quintet, playing bassoon and contrabassoon. Additionally, Kennedy performs on piano and an assortment of exotic instruments, including didjeridu and duduk and can be heard on various soundtrack recordings.
Highly talented and expressive with the baton, Kennedy has served as conductor of the Monroe Symphony Youth Honors Orchestra, has guested with a variety of groups from coast to coast, and conducts most of his own soundtrack recording sessions. This background as an orchestral musician, conductor, and player of orchestral and exotic instruments offers Kennedy an unparalleled perspective in the workings and abilities of a wide range of ensembles in the marriage of sound, visuals, and emotion. His expansive and eclectic experience, united with his limitless imagination, allows him to offer in his music and teaching, an incredibly broad pallet of musical timbre.