Sphagnan

bog chemistry

From the Bog

Philosophy of Witchcraft as a System

This simulation of a system was created based on a diagram I created last year to describe my thinking on philosophies and components of digital witchcraft.   “Witchcraft is a force, not an order. Witchcraft is rhizomatic, not hierarchic. Witchcraft defies organisation, not meaning. We simply bear the marks.” –The Manifesto of Apocalyptic Witchcraft by Peter Grey […]

DEATH IS AN ARCHIVE, notes from a mapping

The Bog Tattoos Eternity on our Skin… What are we building?  It is a performance, somehow durational, yes, with mark making, with hair, about bogs, about witchcraft, about technology, about the archive. It is an archive.  There will be video.  Simply surveillance cameras?  How to we capture ourselves? Here is a list of men: Thomas […]

Sphagnan in Georgetown

Sphagnan made their public debut at Equinox Studios this past weekend: Sarah Lypstk provided performative sigils to a rapt audience at Hedgewitch Portals. More here.

Hedgewitch Portals

In Hedgewitch Portals Meghan Trainor uses chalk, 100 pounds of moss* and string models of Einstein-Rosen bridges fill a space as a vast meditation on gravity, electromagnetism, bog ecosystems and sigil-making rituals. The moss/bog relationship points towards Sphagnan, Trainor’s upcoming performance collaboration with Sarah Lypstk. Sphagnan explores bog rituals, Northwest history, living outside, the craftsmanship […]

The Bog Tattoos Eternity on our Skin…

Bog bodies are about natural systems, about natural technology.  There is a honeycomb. There is a score. There is a taxonomy. There is a labyrinth.  There is a scar. Each are archives. The scar is an archive. A scent is an archive.  A body is an archive.  Death is an archive.

Sphagnan

The Bog Tattoos Eternity on our Skin…

Sphagnan, a collaborative performance series and related works, is a project of Sarah Lypstk & Meghan Trainor. A narrative akin to Thomas Pynchon for Girls, Sphagnan explores bog rituals, Northwest history, living outside, the craftsmanship of conductive ink making, digital witchcraft, adventure, and transformation.