Psylocybe Tampelandia 2015-16
Psilocybe Tampelandia (Metamorphosis) is a 15 min excerpted version of a 2015-16 film work in progress. A psychosexual power ballad to the voids of dystopic cyber syndrome and self-obsession, Psilocybe Tampelandia (Metamorphosis) lurks in the suicidal shadows of post-internet purgatory reality and intervenes to document in delicate, elusive, transparent painterly layers the artist’s struggle to assert a radical queer identity. Loaded with seductive gender play, encounters with an obsessive voyeuristic Other (sometimes the artist herself) and experimentation with psychedelics, the work traces intimacy, spirituality, nature and (cyber)-sexuality in vivid color as Garcia’s narrative unfolds rhythmically in a dreamlike, kawaii, eco-feminist aesthetic. Her vision of a spiritual self-knowledge grounded in a unique ethos of contemporary eco-feminism emerges as the true channel of rebirth.