Ron Athey: Our Lady of the Spasm

1815 S Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Sep 25, 7:30 PM - 10 PM — ends Sep 30, 2022
In solo performance developments which include elements from the healing temples known as Asclepeion: dream chambers and healing water. Sections to be worked on and performed include a vocal but non-lingual litany, fountain action, and first attempts to develop a supernatural lighting installation. Expanding, but also restricting a pivotal action to an 8 x 4-foot rectangular box (bigger than a coffin smaller than a stage).
I’ve invited 4 artists to make work that is both autonomous but modular to this concept. Karen Lofgren, Micaela Tobin, Christos Tejada and Avery Collinsbyrd will be working as part of the residency and showing live work on September 30th!

Title is both an homage to an event created with Nacho Nava, and ongoing esoteric Christianity research. Moving through the Stations and Sorrows, Athey lands on the schism where Station 4 and Sorrow 4 meet: the spasm of St. Mary as she met Christ on the road to Golgotha. Her shudder, or psychic spasm, is marked by the Armenian Catholic Chapel of Our Lady of the Spasm in Jerusalem. –– Ron Athey (Poster art by: Mario Luna)

Solo Performance: Sunday September 25th begins | Doors open 7:30pm
Modular Sacred Theater performance featuring Karen Lofgren, Micaela Tobin, Christos Tejada and Avery Collinsbyrd: Friday, September 30th | Doors open 7:30 pm

Registration for public performances can be found at:

To support Ron Athey’s residency with Coaxial Arts limited edition t’shirt designed by Mario Luna and various original artworks are available at: spasm/x/30177472#/

This residency is supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.