Signify, Sanctify, Believe (SSB) is invested in the playful exploration of real and imagined belief systems. Facilitated by Adam Overton, Claire Cronin, and Tanya Rubbak, and featuring the visionary gifts of dozens of contemporary artists and performers, SSB is currently comprised of two official branches: The Saints and Servants of the Order of [Con]Temporary Religious Observance, and The Library of Sacred Technologies.
The Saints and Servants of the Order of [Con]Temporary Religious Observance constructs temporary havens for creative religious action and thought, where Believers are made and then cast out into the world, only to later believe again in Something Else. Our shared pursuit is to uncover, dust off, tease out, and/or amplify the religious and magickal tendencies we witness within our artist-communities. In Los Angeles and elsewhere we regularly encounter genuinely interested seekers with whom we use art and performance to experiment with [in]visible forces and forms, and to challenge our systems of belief. As far as our weekly calendars can see, we witness artists welcoming each other into their magic circles to meditate on their artworks and performative rituals, in galleries, project spaces, living rooms, and the street. These thresholds, these portals, these congregations have both intended and unintended effects on the fabric of our semi-secular community.
The Library of Sacred Technologies (LoST) is an ephemeral cabinet of mystical wonders and the experimental publishing platform of Signify, Sanctify, Believe. The LoST collection consists of dozens of found and newly-created publications, and features works of playful semi-secular religious invention by artists, performers and writers from Los Angeles.
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Signify, Sanctify, Believe has featured the services, sermons, and invented religious artifacts of dozens of contemporary artists and performers, mostly from Los Angeles.