Temple of Chthonia

Denys Zagreus

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  • Summary

    In the Temple of Chthonia we explore the darker sides of our utopian dream. Erected in a remote and desolate place, the temple will provide a safe haven from the unbearable burden of happiness. Feed your anger. Vent your frustrations. Embrace despair.

    Full description of concept

    The temple will be built to host various activities such as intimate dark rituals and workshops, as well as solitary contemplation. The surrounding area will be open for grander events and performances. This might include, but is not limited to demon summoning, bad therapy, body suspension, butoh, primal screams, or chanting. There is no camp or central organization in Chthonia, which allows for every Borderling to host whatever event the deem fit.

    The purpose of this project is mainly to allow participants of the burn to escape the glittery rainbow goodness of love for a while, not having to repress anger or frustrations just to make an appearance or be forced to "cheer up!" Instead, within the temple grounds, one is free to express whatever dark and unholy feelings that may emerge during the week. This means that we can not guarantee the psychological safety for anyone stepping into its boundaries. However, un-consensual physical violence against another living being is strictly forbidden. Always.

    About the group/Artist

    Chthonia is a free collective of souls dedicated to the exploration of dark territories between dream and reality.

    Team and plan

    The organization of the project and development of events are centered in the Chthonia fb-group, which is open to anyone. The construction of the temple will commence in June.

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    Kill it with fire!

    Budget overview

    Wooden beams 80m, 1000dkk
    Tarp 5x7m + 2*3,5x2,5m, 800dkk
    Fabric 20m, 1000dkk
    Lights and deco, 1500dkk

    How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

    We encourage everyone interested in the dark arts to perform rituals, workshops or performances in and around the temple.

    Also, building and deconstruction the temple will require some extra hands.

    What is this?

    Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.