Divine Affliction, experimental electronica with raw, introspective, brooding, emotive music. A journey through the female experience… A musical expression of the divine feminine and the afflictions she faces. She finds strength in her vulnerability and turns her affliction into a virtue.
Affliction: “Something that makes you suffer”
Divine: “Extremely good or pleasing”
My craft is female-centered. Worshiping the feminine, her feminine difference, her divine femininity, her feminine aesthetic. Produced from the embodied feminine and based on female stories. Some of the musical incantations convey the realities of womanhood in a patriarchal world. Challenging her afflictions of under-representation and misrepresentation, of censoring and silencing. She is defined as the alter gender and suffers suppression of her sexuality. Other songs conjure empowerment of the female from these afflictions. Honoring the feminine sexuality, the personification of the divine, the only portal from the spiritual realm to the physical. She has the power to create life, representing the cycles of nature, of birth and death. She is a mother, she is a lover, she is an artist, she is a poet, she is a creatress, she is a dreamer, she is a visionary, she is a mystic, she is a partner, she is a friend, she is a daughter, she is a bruja, she is a diversity, she is women. She has embraced her feminine intuition, reconnected with her feminine spirituality, her maternal genealogy, healing and empowering herself and others through intersectional feminism, music, and community.
Divine Affliction - The FIlm is a short film accompaniment to Orthentix's album release, Divine Affliction. It is the story of Orthentix, a female music producer, and her music. With intimate footage of Orthentix at home with her daughter, performing live, and expressing in her realm of creativity. The narrations are a perspective into the intersectionality of gender and music production, describing her many facets, motherhood, diversity, empathy, music production, and divine sexuality.