No one can persuade
another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only
be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either
by argument or by emotional appeal.
But through the medium of music, voice, lights, effects, personal energy
and performance, The Smink Project invites anyone to sample, to feel
and experience the all encompassing high that emanates from a philosophy
and paradigm of life that we were so lucky to stumble upon that long
Monday night on West 3.
"In a good club,
and even in most bad ones, the dancers are celebrating their youth,
their energy, their sexuality. They are worshipping life through dance
and music. Some worship with the heightened levels of perception that
drugs bring; but most are carried away merely by the music and the people
around them. The
DJ is key to all this. By playing records in the right way the average
DJ has a tremendous power to affect people's states of mind. A truly
great DJ, just for a moment, can make a whole room fall in love."
It is this communal moment of togetherness that The Smink Project strives
to deliver. The personal spine tingling, neck hair elevating euphoric
moment that cannot be described in words, but merely in feeling. We
work to provide an environment and an atmosphere that is a breeding
ground for these emotions.