Chelsea_Phoenix

My name is Chelsea Southard.

That’s my bike next to me, her name is The Phoenix.

We ride the world together building art, sharing story,

creating relationships, pushing borders

and inspiring others.

Unus Mundus Project is the name under which I live and create.

I seek to synchronize Art, Travel and Exchange

in hopes to help tell the greater narrative of our one world.

Slowly, I will circle this planet leaving installations zigzagged in my wake.

Pillars to this great adventure.

Built, together, with and for; the world to share, experience and transform.

Join me.

  • unusmundusproject
    I really have no idea who all is going to come to the show tomorrow. I haven’t had the time to promote it the way I wanted but regardless of how many or few come, my crew is coming and they are my most important guests of all. And! Today they told me they are bringing 15 of their family members with them! I can’t even try to express how much that means to me. Before I started building this exhibition I questioned whether or not I should do it at. It’s costing me a lot and asides from the support I have from my beloved @patreon pledges; I’m paying for it all myself. But when I thought about my friends here in this photo my mind was made up. They never built anything like this, their work is never really appreciated or seen and they are some of the most talented artisans I have ever built with. I want to show our hard work, I want us all to look back at our year and share in the memories we had, I want us to stand together, proud of what we accomplished. And I want to show all of this to as many people as possible. To take all we have done together and put it in one place to share it with our family, friends and as many people in Guatemala as possible. This exhibition is not my exhibition. Far from it, it is our exhibition, our project and our story I am sharing with you. ⭐️Come tomorrow night at sunset to @valhallamacadamiafarm to meet the crew, hear our story and see our work! ⭐️ #unusmundusproject . . . . . . . #oneworld #synchronicity #guatemala #antigua #artinstallation #artexhibition #exhibition #audiovisualart #soundart #lightart #metalart #glassart #concreteart #concrete #metalworking #internationalart #internationalartist #travelingartist #mototraveler #guatemalacity #guatemaltecos #buildtogether #largescaleart #glassblowing #artandarchitecture #soundinstallation #lightinstallation #temazcal #photodocumentation @revista_quepasa @canalantigua @prensa_libre @fundacionronaldmcdonaldgt @nuestro_diario @xelainfocus @guatevision_tv @laerrederara @colossal @juxtapozmag @archdigest @archdaily @artnews @womenontheroad @womeninthearts
  • unusmundusproject
    The first artform I practiced and perhaps my most intimate still, is sound. When I was in school at @berkleecollege I started a series which is comprised of a collection of what I call Sound Portraits. These are multichannel audio recordings that sonically capture a space so that it can be displaced and experienced in different locations and environments. They are sometimes just direct playback of the audio captured and other times I create algorithms or use live data to form a composition with the collected samples. I still make them. For Vaho, I made a sound portrait using quad audio that I recorded inside her space capturing all her sounds from entering her, to lighting the fire, pouring her water, making her vapor and more. This audio is part of the installation I built in my studio that will be on display for the show this weekend. Speakers are installed in the walls, under the earth, in the trees and the furnace. The four channel sounds of Vaho will be played back giving the installation the voice of the absent goddess. So much love and thanks to @infernoride for finding the mics and gear and making this dream of mine happen! 🙏 And speaking of audio! Tonight I have two radio interviews here in Guatemala about Vaho and my exhibition! All in Spanish and live! 😎✌️ ⭐️ Come this Saturday night the 25th @valhallamacadamiafarm at sunset to experience this unique sonic portrait! ⭐️ #unusmundusproject . . . . . . . . #oneworld #synchronicity #guatemala #antigua #artinstallation #artexhibition #exhibition #audiovisualart #soundart #lightart #metalart #glassart #concreteart #concrete #metalworking #internationalart #internationalartist #travelingartist #mototraveler #guatemalacity #fieldrecording #femaleartist #womenartists #glassblowing #artandarchitecture #soundinstallation #lightinstallation #temazcal #sonicportrait @radioamiga93.3 @antiguafm @canalantigua
  • unusmundusproject
    This is Vahos main curve. The element her entire structure started from, the first line I drew when I designed her. It is a cast concrete curve that divides the fire from the water. I didn’t realize until after I lit her fire how dramatic of an experience I created with this separation. On one side you have the clean white concrete interior, it smells sweet; vapor mixed with lavender and basil steaming from hot volcanic rocks. And on the other, there is the natural stone of the mountain, dark and rustic; smoke and fresh cut wood mix with the flavor of the Earth. In the moment I experienced this for the time, that second I first stood outside the divide and looked, smelled and tasted this space I created, this symbiotic contrast of beauty and function... I simultaneously found and lost myself. ⭐️ Come to Vaho’s exhibition Saturday January 25 - 26th @valhallamacadamiafarm to see the whole story of her creation ⭐️ and share to spread the word! 🙏 #unusmundusproject . . . . . . . . . . #oneworld #synchronicity #guatemala #antigua #artinstallation #artexhibition #exhibition #audiovisualart #soundart #lightart #metalart #glassart #concreteart #concrete #metalworking #internationalart #internationalartist #travelingartist #mototraveler #precastconcrete #psychonaut #femaleartist #womenartists #glassblowing #artandarchitecture #soundinstallation #lightinstallation #temazcal #largescaleart @colossal @juxtapozmag @archdigest @archdaily @artbasel @artnet @publicartfund @fundacionronaldmcdonaldgt @fundaciongyt
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