Shida – Rites of Joy
In Rites of Joy Shida explores the relationship between ritual, sexuality and love. Psychedelic entities are entwined in a ceremonial act transcending the bounds of known reality. We live in a world where society’s issues are becoming increasingly gendered and people are seemingly more divided than ever due to the rise of identity politics. Shida seeks to turn this tide like an ancient shaman with each work being in essence an invocation, an energetic manifestation, a prayer to joy.
Image credit: Shida / Eternal (2016)