MEDITATION & CONVERSATION
Skeletal Readings: A meditation and conversation with Asher Hartman and Rossen Ventzislavov
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 7-9pm, FREE, RSVP
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA)
As part of the art journal X-tra magazine’s winter launch event I will be leading a non-acting theatrical exercise to strip the body to its imaginary skeletal form. I will then be in conversation with philosopher and cultural critic Rossen Ventzislavov using his article for X-tra’s Winter issue as a point of departure. Other topics of discussion will include: the hegemony of narrative (in the theater and beyond), the gravitational pull of reductive identity (persons, personas, etc.), the contemporary cultural defanging of criticism and criticality, and maybe even the vagaries of gender.
Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30, 2018
PHOTOBOOK: RESET, Berlin
I will be teaching the workshop “Serving it Cold: How being real with yourself & your practice can change the world” as part of a three day immersive program which brings together photo and publishing industry professionals to re-imagine the future of publishing. We will look at how we might align our political, spiritual, and emotional selves to do the work we’re meant to do. We will use our intuition to entertain the idea that our natural desires and aptitudes can lead us towards joyous service.
FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:
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Saturday, August 25, 2018 4pm
5 Car Garage, Los Angeles
I will be part of a panel talk about the shadow as part of the closing of the group exhibition SuperShadowPowerWoman at 5 Car Garage. The talk will be hosted by Virginia Conesa who is an artist and licensed psychotherapist in Jungian psychology. Together with Emma Gray (5 Car Garage) and several artists from the exhibition, we will talk about the creative process and its relationship to the Shadow and the Feminine Principle.
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Sunday, August 26th, 2018 at 10:30am
La Maida Institute, Los Angeles
I will be teaching a workshop using psychonautic techniques and the methods of my theater company Gawdafful National Theater Company as part of a three month program called "Mirroring Resilience Artist Intensive" organized by La Maida Institute artist in residence Edgar Fabián Frías. Please note the application deadline for participation in the entire program has already passed.
Psychic in Room Reading an Artwork (July, 2018)
by Katya Tylevich and Alexei Tylevich
”Stockholm based artist Carl Hammond watches as LA-based psychic, Asher Hartman, performs an intuitive reading of one of his paintings. Asher has no prior knowledge of the artist or the artwork, which are not revealed to him until the end.” - Elephant
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10-5pm
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
As part of Crystal Bridges' Slow Art Day: Slow Down and Enjoy the Art day of activities I will be engaging museum visitors in an activity called Mindfulness with Asher Hartman in which we will learn to listen and respond to the architecture at its surprisingly resonant depths.
Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:30pm
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
I will be leading a beginning mind reader's workshop in The Kress Gallery at the Philbrook Museum of Art. Geared toward those with no psychic experience, we will learn how to tap into our intuition and begin reading minds through a series of solo and partner exercises.
March 19-26, 2017
The Golden Dome School, 29 Palms
The Golden Dome School presents "The Hierophant: Liberation! Movement!" in its sixth artists-in-residence program where participants will be working with the Hierophant archetype and concepts of liberation, spirit, and revolution, and its polarity, slavery, bondage and materialism. Over the course of seven days, a faculty of six artist healers and participants will learn tactical magic skills, the Alchemical art of the Tarot, the art of the pendulum, the art of reiki, breath-work, and we will work on a performance ritual.
January - March, 2017
Machine Project, Los Angeles
Krystal Krunch (Asher Hartman and Haruko Tanaka) present a 6-week workshop Re-enchantment in Changing Times wherein we reconnect a group of lively creative people with their sense of enchantment, possibility and purpose.
OPUNTIA (2017) by David Fenster
I am featured in the latest film by David Fenster Opuntia, which is based on the writings of 16th century conquistador turned shamanic healer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, an early European explorer of the "New World" and one of the strangest figures in U.S. history.
Cabeza de Vaca is an unusual figure, so I used unconventional techniques to tell his story: I collaborated with psychic Asher Hartman and practiced mediumship to channel the spirit of Cabeza de Vaca who chose to communicate through the prickly pear cacti, also known as the Opuntia, the plant that saved him from starvation. David Fenster, Director
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 2pm
I will be leading a guided tour called "The Intricate Speech of Intimate Objects" of L.A. artist Candice Lin's solo exhibition A Body Reduced to Brilliant Colour. The tour will explore the exhibition through psychometry, where extrasensory perception is channeled to read the histories, energies, and associations attached to objects.
July 16 - August 6, 2016, Sundays, 1-8pm
The Miaow, Los Angeles
In celebration of the Grand Opening of Asher Hartman Intuitive I will be giving readings at the Meow on 4 consecutive Sundays, from 1-8pm.The Meow is an exhibition space. When a small business is operating out of The Meow, it’s an exhibition. The people running businesses there are artists. They might think of their exhibition at The Meow as a performance, or it could be simply something they do to make some money. The role of The Meow is to host and to help. There is no rent at The Meow. Artists charge what they want and keep what they earn.
February 28-March 6, 2016
The Golden Dome School, 29 Palms
The Golden Dome School presents "The Emperor: Songs for the Arch-Preposterous," its fifth artist-in-residence program where participants will be working with the Emperor archetype and concepts of authority, rulership and power. Over the course of seven days, a faculty of seven artist healers and participants will be guided through sound centered exercises, alchemical breath work, tarot instruction, plant communication and psychometry exercises.
Psychic Reading of the Gamble House (2014)
by David Fenster
As part of the Machine Project Field Guide to the Gamble House, I had the opportunity to give the Pasadena historical landmark a psychic reading. The reading was made into a short film by versatile and virtuosic David Fenster.