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Brian Butler - Babalon Working - Artist Video Projects - MOCAtv

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Published on Sep 23, 2013

To occult artist Brian Butler, aesthetics are "magick." Elevating mystic practices to the status of art—or elevating art to the status of ritual—Butler's films and performances are themselves Orphic ceremonies and Satanic rites. Pentagrams, triangles, liturgical hoods in red, white, and black, these iconographic shapes and costumes have a sacred as well as aesthetic function. The arresting imagery and trance-inducing editing of his latest short film are no exception. Butler's mentor and collaborator Kenneth Anger once compared making a movie to casting a spell. Perhaps this film will make that assertion literal: "The Babalon Working" was a ritual devised and practiced by occult master Jack Parsons to manifest Babalon, the divine feminine. Watch and wait.

"Nicht hoch im Himmel" by Popol Vuh
Taken from Original Album "Hosianna Mantra" (1973)
Licensed by Edition Popol Vuh

(all copyrights and mechanical rights apply)

Synth Tracks By Chris Stein

www.brianbutler.com

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