Holy Departure Collective is a collaborative arts/ DIY-publishing collective that was developed as a way to communicate love. Holy Departure was co-founded by April Joseph and George Ohm. The root of “Holy Departure” refers to the English translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s (German) poem, “To Music.”
Music: breathing of statues. Perhaps:
silence of paintings. You language where all language
ends. You time
standing vertically on the motion of mortal hearts.
Feelings for whom? O you the transformation
of feelings into what?–: into audible landscape.
You stranger: music. You heart-space
grown out of us. The deepest space in us,
which rising above us, forces its way out,–
when the innermost point in us stands
outside, as the most practiced distance, as the other
side of the air:
no longer habitable. (Tr. Stephen Mitchell)
Over the last two years Holy Departure has collaborated on sound poetics, musical compositions, performance art and book making: excerpts from: Rose Body Fell, First Call Home, and Canciones de los Muertos–forthcoming in 2016.
MISSION: to connect with our truth and create collaborative works of art that will speak to us all. We are a DIY publishing collective that is committed to printing chapbooks, learning the letterpress craft and making our art accessable/available to you–by whatever means necessary (through guerilla means or for sale, because let’s face it, we all have to eat.)