Johnnie Cruise Mercer/TheREDprojectNYC

Johnnie Cruise Mercer/TheREDprojectNYC

to ascend past numbness and witness birth.

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The earth holds without complaint. It holds. And as we stand on top of this soil, she holds. Take this. Take me, the weight that I carry. she holds my feet. She holds and then she allows. She infuses and then we are rejuvenated. revived. 

I, We, are standing forever in youth. then free. 
To the earth I give, from the earth we receive. 

Oriented around the communal action of renewal, to ascend past numbness and witness birth is a guided meditation towards relinquish, and a ceremonial cleansing towards ephebism, freedom, and queering otherness.

This is the third process-memoir of eight, the practice shared is a part of a 10-part creation process towards "and to the decades of hell", a two part work documenting and questioning the development of the millennial generation and its metamorphosis into post-contemporary ideas.

This work was made in residence during the NYU Summer Residency 2018!