Beyond The Veil is a video presentation of an exhibition by David Frederick Avery.
Preceded by a life-long fascination with altered states of consciousness, shamanism, and ancient mythology, Beyond The Veil represents the culmination of 2 years of self discovery. Triggered by exploration of the sacred plant psychedelics, but also lucid dreaming, and meditation through art; what started as a burning curiosity has resulted in a radically changed (and healthier) world view, deep introspection and ultimately an awakened spirituality and renewed sense of purpose in life.
'Beyond The Veil' is an attempt to share experiences that are mostly beyond words, and also the insights and ideas that inspire me as I try to integrate this wider perception of reality. The purpose of this exhibit is to lay a marker in the road through which the magic that has guided and nurtured this far can be channeled, to move me forward as a human being. The chance meetings and conversations generated by this exhibit are as significant and important to me as the visions and experiences that led to its creation. In the deepest sense, you the viewer are as much a part of Beyond The Veil as the work itself.
This exhibition put simply, is a mix of film/animation, photography, and digital illustrations based around altered states of consciousness and the nature of reality. In a broader sense it is intended as a statement on the need for more compassion in the world, both to others and also to ourselves.