Embrace Chaos Suspensions
About Us

Embrace Chaos is an artistic directive of human connections that uses suspension to facilitate life-changing experiences and document the beauty contained within them. We create moments in space in which the human body is free of the bonds of gravity and is in its most vulnerable yet powerful form. The act of suspension is a physically painful and emotional event that conveys the essence of the suspendee’s experience. At its core, Embrace Chaos is the collective experience of suspension artists around the world creating memories and bonds that last a lifetime.

(c) Embrace Chaos Suspensions, 2018

On December 30, 2017 we had the privilege of collaborating with Sheree Rose, Martin O'Brien, and Ron Athey for the performance of The Ascension. This event was hosted by the energetically charged Jason Vass Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles. The Gallery exhibited the works of Sheree Rose and Martin O'Brien along with dozens of items of significance that once belonged to the Performance Artist Bob Flannagan. The performance began with the procession through the gallery of latex clad nuns. Martin O'Brien was Baptized by Ron "The Baptist" Athey and laid at the feet of Sheree Rose for the Sermon. Martin was then lead to the kneeling position for the facilitation of The Ascension where the hooks were pierced into his back. Martin ascended from his hooks and was later joined in suspension holding Sheree in the air with his embrace. The performance ended with Martin being brought to the ground where he was consoled by Sheree while he processed his experience.