In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, 7Vision was born to serve youth in our community facing diminishing in-person connection and healthy social reflection. With the increasing normalization of the technological reality as primary method of communion, we recognize that youth growing up today are especially vulnerable to toxic virtual landscapes. As humanity moves faces an ever-changing and uncertain world, we are finding a way to adapt to fill the need for virtual-education that can effectively engage with students and provide an experience of community connection and encouragement of healthy forms of self-expression for mental health and positive self-identity.
7Vision was established in 2021 by Quincy Davis based in Portland, USA who's work draws from his life experience of personal transformation out of a self-destructive path to follow his calling with a love for humanity and consideration for the well-being of future generations. Quincy has independently-produced over 25 music videos, 3 documentary-shorts and 4 albums.
While the majority of mainstream music continues to promote fantasy and escapism, our team of powerful collaborators and guest artist, who have been involved in many years of youth education work serving some of our most vulnerable youth in our community, are committed to using their artistic craft to provide uplifting messages for humanity, encouraging community-power, at this crucial time in history.
WHAT IS OUR MODERN MYTHOLOGY?
WHAT IS OUR MODERN MYTHOLOGY?
Young people all over the world are recognizing that a new story is needed and they are seeking that but unfortunately there is almost nowhere to go to express this. Without the support of a community, as a result, a lot of the times these expressions turn into frustration, rage, depression and other forms of grief. This energy could be seen as “rebellious” at an age when they would normally be going through an initiation, if an intact and healthy village was in place.
Corporate-owned media narratives are not the only reality, but many people have gotten lost in this illusion, especially with the increased use of modern-technology and screen-time. Historically, within cultures all over the world, community was informed through the visions and dreams that people would have. This would not just be one special person but the dreams that are moving through the village, with each person contributing to the evolving vision of the community. Also, ceremonies such as the vision quest, where people would go up on the mountain to seek an understanding and clarity of their purpose, would provide a way of receiving such information. They would come down with gifts for the village and the collective story would change. Although at this time we may not have the capacity to take youth out to vision quest, at least we can hold space for a virtual talking circle where everyone’s voice is heard, honored and respected.
We believe the collective healing of society's grief is manifested through individual healing, supported by community. Our dream is for the younger generation to experience this, to express their unique voice, awaken to their gifts and be a part of creating solutions, grounded in community-values and traditional life-ways.
Offering safe and supportive environments for healthy reflection, expression and exploration of one’s unique gifts including talking circles and workshops of creative expression.
Offering a bridge to elder teachings in a way that connects with the most vulnerable youth in our community.
Introduce youth to independent musicians / Hip-hop artists that share life-affirming messages and model a way of being that is alternative to the mainstream narrative.
Support the development of career-readiness and technical skills in music production, video production and other digital creative forms with support from mentors in the profession.
Offer tools and healthy alternatives to modern forms of self-medication and trauma-response, to support the restoration of connection within one’s body, environment and overall holistic awareness.
VISION FOR THE 7VISION PLATFORM
Establish 7Vision as a sovereign media channel for showcasing visionary music, art and culture with life-affirming values.
Inspire the next generation of leaders ready to be a part of a movement and align to create a new paradigm .
Build a following and align with organizations, businesses and collectives who are involved with effective ways of building new social and political realities rooted in community values and environmental awareness.