"Raze the WhiteBox" DivineBrick in Colaboration with Z.Vidal and Mike Meanstreetz 2016
       
     
The World Tree (Ecstatic Energy Lab)

New York composer Omar Zubair and Los Angeles experimental guitarist Maneesh Raj Madahar (together the Ecstatic Energy Lab) conceive a neoshamanic ritual encompassing multiple players in varied disciplines including music and performance at Collective Arts Incubator (CAI), Los Angeles, 2/11/17.

featuring:
Maneesh Raj Madahar
Mike Meanstreetz
Cameron McNair
Brennan Lowe
Omar Zubair
Mike Glover
Josie J

Cinematography and Editing by Curtis Tamm

"The world tree touches the planet where no body knows. It is said that to arrive at the place no body knows, an animal must begin by forgetting itself. To all those that arrive, the place no body knows is twilight that shimmers with the sound of countless tiny silver bells.

The roots of the world tree create a deep deep cavern. There is a djinn who resides within. This djinn is the breath of the eldest mother. It is said that if true friends wholeheartedly breathe together, they have the potential to touch this djinn. This is another path to the place no body knows. It is also said that if this djinn becomes aware of animal presences, there is a chance that the ego, the mind, the blood, the heart, and the flesh may dissolve and dissipate. All that will be left is the breathing and no thing else.

The world tree’ trunk is perceived as a dense vertiginous column of innumerable birds. Rising up and twirling down. The variety of birds is beyond conceiving. Sparrows and hawks and benus and eagles and phoenixes and peacocks and owls and anzus and ravens and garudas and on and on and on. The avian column kaleidoscopically transforms into very fine slow moving bursts of lightning. This lighting blooms outwards into a roiling mass of thunderheads that is smeared with blotches of furtive mirages. The mirages briefly reveal vistas of the horizon lines from wondrous landscapes, then melt and marble into the storm clouds. This is the crown of the world tree.

The world tree is not the first world tree. Much is forgotten of the first, save for the echo of its existence and that it needed no star and that it’s twin was the eldest mother.

But all of this is just a whisper heard in a dream, a fleeting buzz one may hear when encountering will-o’-the-wisps. Snatches of an indiscernible language that is felt to be seething with secrets but ultimately unknowable." (Maneesh Raj Madahar)

       
     
DivineBrick live in SF 2015
       
     
Hair Singed By Rocket Boosters Blasting to the Future (improv museum bomb)"

Improv bomb DivineBrick (josie j) Video by Julia Hays

LACMA

       
     
Slime on a Toad

"Slime on a Toad"

January 14, 2019

Meditative Play initiated and facilitated by DivineBrick

Movement by Julia Hays and DivineBrick

Concepts explored by Julia Hays and DivineBrick

Music by Zachary Paul

Captured by Charlie Westcott

Meditative Plays are experiences to facilitate growth and exploration of themes and concepts directly related to individuals involved. The goal is not only to create a work that effects viewers but also shifts the present and personal experience and growth of participants. You may call it a ritual, a cleansing, a purging, a ceremony, a trial by fire, and ancestral need to play with something to further understand it...its a deeper approach that values experience over aesthetics and spirituality over quantification.

DivineBrick (josie j)

Julia Hays

Zachary Paul

@coaxial Los Angeles Ca

       
     
Nano Expel Extended version
       
     
"Dinner for the Peasant Dog" performance by DivineBrick + PRESENT
       
     
Whereas on the roof at Body Work: Five Senses

Whereas performs at Body Work: Five Senses. Nov 12, 2016.

       
     
Crumpled by Future Antiquities from Space (improv b)

Crumpled by Future Antiquities from Space (improv b)

Beverly Hill ,Ca

Captured by Julia Hays

Featuring "Take Away" By Tom Friedman

And

Grandloves (feat. Young Magic) by Purity Ring

       
     
"Tugging on Soot Stained Dreams"

Improv Bomb Arts District Los Angeles *post hauser and wirth bomb

Julia Hays

josie j (DivineBrick)

Shoot by Charlie Westcott

       
     
"a Sentient Approach, a Cybernetic Reproach"

D.B.R.P. Performing in Solo Dolo #2 @ Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, Ca

       
     
DivineBrick And Mike Meanstreetz "big Soup"

DivineBrick And Mike Meanstreetz "big Soup" Corporeal Reformation by josie j Sound by DivineBrick and Mike Meanstreetz Video by DivineBrick and Mike Meanstreetz

       
     
DivineBrick @ Flora y Tierra- Dia De Los Muertos

instagram: @mayahuel_recovery_nutrition Body Spirit movement performance at Dia de Los Muertos at @flora_y_tierra space @divinebrickartist

       
     
DivineBrick @ Flora y Tierra- Dia De Los Muertos

Instagram:@mayahuel_recovery_nutrition Body Spirit movement performance at Dia de Los Muertos at @flora_y_tierra space @divinebrickartist

       
     
"Brothers of Two" by MIKE MEANSTREETZ + DIVINEBRICK @ Bike Oven, Highland Park Los Angeles 2013
       
     
PARALLAX BEACH - "Parallax Scroll" [1/2] @ HIGHWAYS Performance Space 12/6/14

Severed moments of macrocosmic balance routinely underline human evolution. These moments intrigue, as modernity has alienated us from the immediacy of life. Perceptions of time become mercurial and subjective depending on perspective. Parallax Scroll will take the audience on a revisit through the emergence of life. A trip that re-exams light, language, and the development of society, ending in a space unresolved and recycled. All points can viewed when wading on a Parallax Beach.

PARALLAX BEACH's "Parallax Scroll" is a multi-media performance piece that bridges the abstract landscapes of sound, light, time, and movement. A collective of artists, each utilizing different mediums, come together to make this unique work. Wes Johansen creates a visual representation of abstract thought through digital video projection, edited live and synchronized to synthesizers. Mike Meanstreetz uses avant-garde percussion and composition techniques tangling the participants of this ritualistic performance in a web of synesthesia . These elements are accentuated as josie j conveys transformation to witnesses through ritualism/ meditative movement, influenced partly by Butoh training and a background in performance art. Also performing in this piece are Zachary Vidal (saxophone/sampled noise) providing textured mood, and Brennan Lowe (movement) setting the wheel of this cycle into motion.

       
     
PARALLAX BEACH - "Parallax Scroll" [2/2] @ HIGHWAYS Performance Space 12/6/14

Severed moments of macrocosmic balance routinely underline human evolution. These moments intrigue, as modernity has alienated us from the immediacy of life. Perceptions of time become mercurial and subjective depending on perspective. Parallax Scroll will take the audience on a revisit through the emergence of life. A trip that re-exams light, language, and the development of society, ending in a space unresolved and recycled. All points can viewed when wading on a Parallax Beach.

PARALLAX BEACH's "Parallax Scroll" is a multi-media performance piece that bridges the abstract landscapes of sound, light, time, and movement. A collective of artists, each utilizing different mediums, come together to make this unique work. Wes Johansen creates a visual representation of abstract thought through digital video projection, edited live and synchronized to synthesizers. Mike Meanstreetz uses avant-garde percussion and composition techniques tangling the participants of this ritualistic performance in a web of synesthesia . These elements are accentuated as josie j conveys transformation to witnesses through ritualism/ meditative movement, influenced partly by Butoh training and a background in performance art. Also performing in this piece are Zachary Vidal (saxophone/sampled noise) providing textured mood, and Brennan Lowe (movement) setting the wheel of this cycle into motion.

       
     
"a Perished Rose, a Salty Brick"

DivineBrick and Aaron Moreno

       
     
PRESENT/ DivineBrick @ D3C0D3D in the D3S3RT April 19-20 2014
       
     
WHEREAS @ heART WALK Echo Park closing 4/12/14
       
     
Mike Meanstreetz + Divinebrick @ The Bike Oven 2013
       
     
SWEEP 2007

Video and audio from various sweep performances in Long Beach, California

       
     
DBRP Performing at Tarfest 2009
       
     
Huell Howser's California Gold visits Soundwalk 2008 part 4

DivineBrick @ the 3:39 mark