QUEERSPELL

Using ethnography, the esoteric, and aesthetics & design, anti-binary artist Jason Wyman crafts spells that set intention for inquiry, for a moment, for millennia.

Image description: The QUEERSPELL logo.

I was born Catholic and named Jason, which means “Healer,” so I’ve always been drawn to ritual and to the larger questions in life. In fact, I’ve been on a quest to discover more and more about who I be, who I have been, and who I want to be.

My curiosity has taken me into the far reaches of the cosmos where I’ve been (and continue to be) wondered by Orion and the properties of the Big Bang, into the depths of history where I’ve discovered (and discovering) all of the ways colonization creeps into my body and my relations and my ancestors, and into the pages of texts from Emergent Strategies by adrienne maree brown to a translation of the Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell to The Red Deal by The Red Nation to learn from others who too seek answers to questions larger than the self. As I’ve wondered and discovered and learned, I’ve also been making and casting and charting trying to find ways to capture for a moment an intention or question that is emerging. It’s been a long, sometimes exhausting and other times exhilarating, journey of deep introspection that has yielded a way for me to construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct not just my being but my entire cosmology.

Now, I am offering my services in ethnography, the esoteric, and aesthetics and design through a new craft called QUEERSPELL! And I would LOVE to cast one for you.

QUEERSPELL starts simply with a conversation.

For $50, you get 40 minutes of my time. I’ll ask some questions of you as I trace an emergent ethnography that will reveal a hidden intention. I will share a photo of the hand-crafted spell I cast.

For additional money (ranging in price), I can transform our initial conversation into either a Digital or Physical QUEERSPELL that can grace your home, Zoom background, or your favorite social media profile.

QUEERSPELL also makes for an excellent gift, and we are in the midst of the autumnal holiday season! Plus, I get up hella early, which means the crafting and casting of the QUEERSPELL will begin during the Witching Hours. It’ll be full of ethnographic, esoteric, aesthetic magic!

Want to book a QUEERSPELL? Email me at jason@queerlycomplex.com to book a 40-minute session.


SOME EXAMPLES OF QUEERSPELL

Image description: A QUEERSPELL cast on Friday, September 24, 2021. This is part of an emergent design of space & time and relations & ancestors, which will be shared in more depth during our 40-minute session. This one uses runes and books as its esoteric text. This QUEERSPELL would cost about $100 to cast digitally.

Image description: A QUEERSPELL cast on September 30, 2021. This one layers in esoteric symbols designed and developed as part of Be Jason, a participatory exhibition I did at Black & White Projects in San Francisco that invited others to consensually be me through a variety of modalities, experiences, and practices. It also uses objects and books.

Image description: A selfie I snapped while playing the role of the Mystic at the Asian Art Museum for Seduction, the Opening Night Party for the Floating Worlds exhibition curated by Midori. I am lit from the front with a long beard and wearing a wide brimmed hat. My shadow is cast on a paper screen behind me, which fills the left side of the photograph.

Over the course of four hours, I listened to over 25 people’s intimate stories of desire, longing, and orgasm and transformed them into haiku, which was installed on the other side of the paper screen.


Want to book a QUEERSPELL? Email me at jason@queerlycomplex.com to book a 40-minute session.


Image description: A QUEERSPELL I cast in a different, more detailed, hand-drawn style. This kind of QUEERSPELL costs approximately $300 to cast as a digital-only copy. It uses runes, poetics, and a compass as its main esoteric elements.

Image Description: An early QUEERSPELL that is still learning its shape and finding its harmonies and form. This one has softer color palette that better matches the intention of the spell. It uses runes and inquiry as its esoteric elements. A QUEERSPELL like this would be about $100 for a digital-only copy.

Image Description: The first specifically QUEERSPELL cast on Samhain in the year 2020 as the Blue Moon set over what is known as the Paific Ocean while on occupied Ramaytush Ohlone land.

Image Description: Before QUEERSPELL I was unfolding queer cosmologies. This is a map of All That Came Before and All That Is Possible with the Here & Now being closer to the right side of the page. The largest circle reads, Indigenous self-governance throughout Oaxaca and resides in All that Came Before.


Want to book a QUEERSPELL? Email me at jason@queerlycomplex.com to book a 40-minute session.


Image Description: A portion of a QUEERSPELL for Dreaming cast as Dawn Approaches on Winter Solstice while Facing East on Yelamu dedicated to all of my comrades in this or any cosmos dedicated to the liberation of all peoples and all lands in all cosmos. This spell took over three days to complete. This kind of QUEERSPELL would cost at minimum $1500 and will require at least a month to complete. It would come with a physical print on archival paper. It is 11” by 17”.

Image Description: A QUEERSPELL cast for my family Daniel Blair for his birthday. This is only half of the spell and took me three days to cast. To cast this QUEERSPELL would cost a minimum $1000 and will require at least one month to complete. It would come with a physical print on archival paper. It is 11” by 17”.


Want to book a QUEERSPELL? Email me at jason@queerlycomplex.com to book a 40-minute session.