Tag Archives: art installation

7000-Day Candle

7000-Day Candle installation walk-thru from Dave Greber on Vimeo.


7000-Day Candle installation walk-thru is a video from Dave Greber, for an art installation, in the Hermetic Library video pool.

7,000 day candles vitality! vitality! vitality! these digital candles will help you achieve what others cannot each candle is hand crafted and contains over 14 ingredients our candles come fully prepared and ready to light each candle comes with lucky number and a piece of parchment to write your desire and place behind while burning burn digital candle until the screen goes blank the full potential of the candle’s power will be reached make note of how it burns does it burn clean and complete? are there digital artifacts on the screen? does pixelation occur? glass cracked? did it explode? did the stones fall? did the ink peel? make note and contact us for interpretation if you need to put the candle out, unplug from power source never blow out once candle has finished it’s burn, either bury the paper or store somewhere safe remove sd card from underside of monitor video file can be recycled you may continue to display monitor, but unplug from power source it should be noted that although called 7000-day candles, they rarely last that long an excellent burn is 4k-6k use as directed

T.E.R.o.U.Rs collection vol 1

T.E.R.o.U.Rs Collection vol. 1 from Dave Greber on Vimeo.


“T.E.R.o.U.Rs (The Empty Remains of Unused Revelations) is a collection of sculptures by Dave Greber from 2013. This collection is the first 5 introductions to the collection.”


T.E.R.o.U.Rs collection vol 1 is a video from Dave Graber in the Hermetic Library video pool.


THE VOID (audiovisual installation) from TUNDRA on Vimeo.


THE VOID is a video from TUNDRA, and art collective in Saint-Petersburg Russia, added by VJ PsyScottic.


Panoramic interactive projection, 4.0 surround sound
Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Loft Project Etagi gallery
May, 2013

‘You are standing in an empty room. There are no chairs and tables. They were there, but they took them away. There are no monsters from your bad dreams, although, they never were there. You are standing in an empty room, made of little pieces of stardust that carry the emptiness between them. And while breathing in and out, you feel the movement of the emptiness inside you and that the emptiness is you. At this moment you see that the only things which are absent in the room are the impossible ways of existence.’

Audiovisual installation ‘Void’ is an attempt to visualize the idea of emptiness.

Emptiness here is regarded not as an absence of everything, but as an initial state when anything can appear. To see how dark room turns into the Big Bang epicenter a visitor should become ’empty’. Every move and sound, captured by sensitive equipment, stops the 360 degrees audiovisual flow around.

‘Void’ is a social experiment, to see how long today people can stay totally calm.”


The Hermetic Library video pool is a scavenger hunt for video from a living Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to submit your work for consideration, head over to the Hermetic Library video pool or contact the librarian.

The Private View at Portico Gallery, London, on Oct 4th, 2013

The Private View is an art exhibition/installation, in part, by DOOMTUBE, a contributor to the Hermetic Library video pool, at the Portico Gallery, London, on October 4th, 2013 as part of Lambeth Open.

“On the 5th and 6th of October 2013 the unveiling of a site specific artistic research project, carried out by the organiser of this website and The Centre for Ritual Occult Studies, will take place at Portico Gallery in West Norwood. This will be part of the larger Art event known as The Lambeth Open. Now if you would like to learn more about the whole event that is the Lambeth Open I advise you to visit the web site for the event.

The two films above may aid you in your attempts at understanding what any of this is all about (simply put it is a living fiction, a performance, a strange organic story).

It seems as though recently great reams about all kinds of things, so, whilst in a writing frame of mind I thought I’d jot down a few notes, dripping thoughts… virus.

So how about some kind of potted history, a time line of events leading to right now.

It began as an advert. Did it? No, it began quite a long time before that, but you can look at the CROS page of this site to get some idea about that, although it’s all really a bit of a muddle as chronological time is not one of my strongest points. In fact organising most of any of this into something that can quickly be written up onto this website that would explain anything totally, I think, would be impossible for me to complete at present. I will try my best to make sense of it here now:

At around the time the advert was put into the window, the CROS had something of a breakthrough in their Video Thought Transmission (VTT) technique and began creating new output at some rate of knots. It was apparent that the ‘installation’ at Portico Gallery would evolve but I was unsure quite how. However the CROS were constantly supplying me with fresh footage and after discussions it was decided that screening these new works in the window was the logical progression. The VTT began to feed off the viewers of the works in the window creating a kind of mental video feedback loop, the thought transmissions seemed to be becoming self aware. Vast voids filled with the jibber of ‘the others’ began to break through…

It’s as if Lord Dunsany himself had taken control of the imaginings of the creators.” [via]


SHIFT-SAVE / Diploma Exhibition 2012 from Hojin Kang on Vimeo.


A video of a mixed media art installation by Hojin Kang and Fabian Mansmann, with sound design by Smus Pimpen; for a diploma exhibition.



The Hermetic Library video pool is a scavenger hunt for video from a living Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to submit your work for consideration, head over to the Hermetic Library video pool or contact the librarian.

Atu XVIII – the Moon – Video Painting

Atu XVIII – the Moon – Video Painting from Harlequinade Art on Vimeo.


“An ambient video for the Abattoir Pages production by Foolish People and Guerrilla Zoo. Based on Atu XVIII the Moon card in the Tarot, this is a collaborative piece using 2D artwork by P. Emerson Williams and audio by Zane Kanevsky. Created as a single channel looping installation.

P. Emerson Williams:

Zane Kanevsky:


The Hermetic Library video pool is an experimental scavenger hunt for video from a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Motion pictures have a peculiar kind of magic certainly, but these are video records of people, places and events inspired by the ideas of Western Esotericism and Mysticism. Music video, interviews, rituals, instruction, documentaries, dramatizations — This group helps create a space for saving and sharing these records with others.

Images and Oracles exhibition at LAXART Annex through Jun 18th

Brian Butler, who worked with Kenneth Anger, has a new solo exhibition, a film and art installation, at the LAXART Annex, in Los Angeles, California, through Jun 18th.

“Part of “Images and Oracles,” Butler’s first solo exhibition, “The Dove and the Serpent” is a meditation on alchemy; the title references the Hermetic principle “as above, so below.” Filmed at a castle in Normandy, France, with some friends he rounded up during Paris fashion week last fall, including Dash Snow’s sister Caroline and the cinematographer Edouard Plongeon, whose family provided the locale, the two-and-a-half minute piece is beautiful, hypnotic and vaguely sinister. Shadowy figures shape-shift and meld with the elements, occult symbols flash and fade, and there is some covetable fashion on display, including a Masonic robe and an ivory silk gown by the London designer Qasimi.

The film screens on a loop in the gallery, projected between four cubes covered in alchemical symbols and standing on pillars. “People often think of a goat’s head or these pagan ideas, but these are cubes,” Butler says. “I felt like it was an interesting way to blend these arcane teachings with a modernist setting.” He compares the forms, two black and two white, to “machines or maps of the astral world,” adding that they can “get rather complex, like a Rubik’s Cube. Once you turn it, it can be difficult to get back to where you were.” [via]