Nucleus Portland

Songs Of Or

LILY SEIKA JONES
Seattle, WA


Songs of Or
I feel like our passage from childhood to adulthood moves so swiftly from enchantment to disenchantment, and once we've grown up we spend the rest of our lives trying to be re-enchanted through story - whether by film, art, or music. This collection of works is my own attempt at re-enchantment and returning to a place of childlike wonder by creating spaces imbued with magical elements and artifacts, that then unfold into new narratives for the viewer to explore.  The title, "Songs of Or" is inspired by an ongoing collaboration with my husband, who has beenwriting music for each of my narratives from the perspective of an otherworldly boatman named Or - and serves as a subtle nod to our oral past and the role music has played in passing along and immortalizing mythology and folklore.

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