The Catalogue was inspired by an experimental writing project between artist Timothy Kuzmeski and their partner artist Cielo Rose. Through their cataloging of intimate vignettes they began to see depth and layers to the prose that had been absent in other depictions of contemporary sexuality. A practiced Tantric, Timothy has spent many years working to share the what André Breton has described as “The Divinity of human condition.” - the vibration of our human matrices. A physiological and metaphysical essence that transcends racial hierarchy, social binaries and the metaphorical construction of self.
Timothy's found the strongest discourse through visual mediums. Images triumphed where language had failed. They would often employ allegory, or a meta-methodology - using the framework of the human condition to create its own visual representation.
But, as this conceptual frameworks is something that is inherent in everyone, Timothy also wanted others to have the platform to discover and transmit this same thing with others.
Catapulting off the work of themselves and Cielo, the catalogue was born.
This ongoing project now looks to capture the momentous, ineffable conflagration of the neurological, psychological, and spiritual response to stimuli. Instigating an archive of literary snapshots of response.
For universal access into this underlaying current Timothy has chosen the sexual response cycle as the vehicle. A clinically proven genderless experience(1). It is also clinically proven(2) to induce a trance-like state in which senses are heightened and self-awareness is lost in a moment of biological rapture, allowing even the most distanced from a mindfulness practice to still access their essence.
To share this with others is its only improvement.
1)Vance, E.B., & Wagner N.N. 1976. Written descriptions of orgasm, a study of sex differences. Archives of Sexual behavior 5:87-98
2)Safron, Adam. “What is orgasm? A model of sexual trance and climax via rhythmic entrainment.” Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, vol. 6, no. 1, 25 Oct. 2016, p. 31763., doi:10.3402/snp.v6.31763.