Dead Bird Blues (2019-ongoing)

Dead Bird Blues (2019) is a slowly turning mandala composed of Chamberlin’s photographs of a Northern Parula, a migratory warbler that died in a collision with a high-rise bank window in downtown Muncie, Indiana. The mandala completes one sequence each hour.

A limited number of Dead Bird Blues banners are available for purchase from our store.

Basking in Gravity: Dead Bird Blues at Healer, Indianapolis

Basking in Gravity: Dead Bird Blues is a participatory mindfulness installation that combines yoga and meditation with the Dead Bird Blues mandala as video projection and a series of textile banners. The installation also features a soundtrack of New Age, ambient, drone, dub, and “cosmic metal,” as heard on Chamberlin’s weekly Inter-Dimensional Music broadcast on WQRT Indianapolis and Marfa Public Radio on the West Coast of Texas. 

Chamberlin’s yoga and meditation teaching takes concepts from yoga and Zen and emphasizes their implications for radical body acceptance and use as a tool for escaping false binaries. This is the body we have today, the only body, the ultimate body, the every body. Our practice is an opportunity to feel gravity pulling our bodies apart, a celebration of the infinite flux of life, and a chance to drift and sink into the flow of our fluids.

Basking in Gravity: Dead Bird Blues has been installed at Healer (Indianapolis, IN) and Magick City (Brooklyn, NY).

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#CosmicChambo’s Dead Bird Blues returns to @HealerDIY in Indianapolis this Sunday, November 17, 2019 • • Doors at 11am • Yoga + meditation from 11:30am-1pm • • Suggested donation: $10 • This participatory mindfulness experience combines yoga, meditation, and immersive video installation. The slow and low sequence of yin yoga asanas is complemented by the video work Dead Bird Blues (2019), a slowly turning mandala composed entirely of photographs of a Northern Parula, a migratory warbler that died in a collision with a high-rise bank window in downtown Muncie, Indiana. The mandala completes one sequence each hour. • The practice will also feature a soundtrack of New Age, ambient, drone, dub, and “cosmic metal,” as heard on the Inter-Dimensional Music broadcast on @wqrtfm Indianapolis and @marfapublicradio in Far West Texas. • • #CosmicChambo’s teaching takes concepts from yoga and Zen and emphasizes their implications for radical body acceptance and use as a tool for escaping false binaries. This is the body we have today, the only body, the ultimate body, the every body. Our practice is an opportunity to feel gravity pulling our bodies apart, a celebration of the infinite flux of life, and a chance to drift and sink into the flow of our fluids. • This session is intended to be accessible to all bodies and experience levels: First timers are most welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat. For more information contact cosmic.chambo@gmail.com or visit daniechamberlin.com. • • 🔊 Asunder – "Twilight Amaranthine" (2004) 📹 Dead Bird Blues (2019) installation view @masterbuckmaster • #CosmicChambo #Yin #YinYoga #VideoArt #ImmersiveArt #Meditation #Zen #317Yogis #MidwestYogis #IndyYogis #IndianaArts #IndianaArtists #HealerDIY #Psychedelia #PsychedelicArt #Drone #DroneYoga #Doom #DoomYoga

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Basking in Gravity: Yin Yoga with Cosmic Chambo ⚪️ @MagickCity ⚪️ 37 Box St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn ⚪️ Friday August 30, 2019 ⚪️ 6-7:30pm and 8-9:30pm ⚪️ $21 ⚪️ RSVP withfriends.co/event/2446178/basking_in_gravity_yin_yoga_with_cosmic_chambo ⚪️ Basking in Gravity is a 90-minute Yin yoga and meditation session led by Indiana-based artist Daniel Chamberlin, aka #CosmicChambo. This slow and low sequence of asanas will be accompanied by the debut of Dead Bird Blues (2019), an animated mandala projection. The practice will also feature a selection of New Age, ambient, drone, and “cosmic metal,” as heard on Chamberlin’s Inter-Dimensional Music broadcast on @WQRTFM Indianapolis and @MarfaPublicRadio in Far West Texas. ⚪️ ⚪️ Basking in Gravity takes concepts from yoga and Zen and emphasizes their implications for radical body acceptance and use as a tool for escaping false binaries. This is the body we have today, the only body, the ultimate body, the every body. Our practice is a space for ritual release, a celebration of the infinite flux of life, and a chance to drift and sink into the flow of our fluids. ⚪️ ⚪️ ⚪️ Dead Bird Blues (2019) is a slowly turning mandala composed of Chamberlin’s photographs of a Northern Parula, a migratory warbler that died in a collision with a high-rise bank window in downtown Muncie, Indiana. The mandala completes one sequence each hour. ⚪️ ⚪️ Both Basking in Gravity sessions are intended to be accessible to all bodies and experience levels. Please bring your own yoga mat. Space is limited! ⚪️ ⚪️ For more information contact cosmic.chambo@gmail.com or visit daniechamberlin.com. RSVP withfriends.co/event/2446178/basking_in_gravity_yin_yoga_with_cosmic_chambo • • • • • #GreenpointYoga #BrooklynYoga #NewYorkYoga #IndianaArts #IndianaArtists #Yin #YinYoga #PsychedelicYoga #Meditation #Zen #NorthernParula #Mandala #AvianMandala #ImmersiveArt #TimeBasedArt #MagickCity #CosmicMetal #LifeMetal

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