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Death Shard II at Portico Gallery on May 17-18th, 2014

Doomtube, a contributor to the video pool, will be screening 15 minutes from a feature film, Death Shard II, at Portico Gallery in London on May 17-18th, 2014, so that might be of interest.

“So this is the second weekend I will be screening 15 minutes of the feature film called Death Shard II. This feature length tale of darkest London and its Occult meaning will be out by the end of the year. What this means is not totally clear yet, but the film is almost complete. It is dense and uneasy viewing but seems to go down well with all audience members who saw it this weekend. I estimate 50 or so people saw it. 50 people sat and watch 15 minutes of it and no one complained. I must be doing something right. Do come see it. It seems to enthrall the people.”

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]

Ritual film:Vibrations on the analogue

Ritual film:Vibrations on the analogue from doomtube on Vimeo.

 

This video was featured recently in a late night aside, but doomtube added it, and in better HD quality this time as well, to the Hermetic Library video pool. So, here it is again.

“‘There is an overarching theme of decay, physically, in that the digital video is often degraded by computer compression and Analogue recording.’

My films explore having the ‘broken’ thought patterns of the mental health condition termed Schizoaffective Disorder, which I was diagnosed with in 2002. No explicit references are made to this condition within the films, but the sense of unease (and unreality) which the condition brings about is examined. Through the breakdown and disintegration of the images and the erratic illogical narrative of the films, the condition is studied from a personal point of view.

‘We fear the dark because anything could be hiding in it’

This film draws on Esoteric, Occult and Mystic ceremonial Magick practices. Thelemic Rituals are evoked in a garish fractured pulsating explosion of sputum in which the viewers take part.

The film is a Hymn to Pan.” [via]

 

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.

ritual film: Vibrations On The Analogue

 

ritual film: Vibrations On The Analogue is a Phil Beeken film from doomtube [also]

“‘There is an overarching theme of decay, physically, in that the digital video is often degraded by computer compression and Analogue recording.’

My films explore having the ‘broken’ thought patterns of the mental health condition termed Schizoaffective Disorder, which I was diagnosed with in 2002. No explicit references are made to this condition within the films, but the sense of unease (and unreality) which the condition brings about is examined. Through the breakdown and disintegration of the images and the erratic illogical narrative of the films, the condition is studied from a personal point of view.

‘We fear the dark because anything could be hiding in it’

This film draws on Esoteric, Occult and Mystic ceremonial Magick practices. Thelemic Rituals are evoked in a garish fractured pulsating explosion of sputum in which the viewers take part.

The film is a Hymn to Pan.” [via]