20th May (Thursday) & 21st May (Friday).
We are delighted to announce that we will be showing films by both Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule and Carrie Kirkpatrick as part of a “Film Nights” for all ticket holders of the Hekate Symposium 2021. These films will be streamed live on both nights. More information, including time table, will be made available within the coming days.
Orpheus in Tartarus
[Over 18’s only] [30 mins]
An extract from Orryelle’s recent esoterotic feature film ‘Solve et Coagula’, with additional footage. A fully-produced cinematic scene in-which Orpheus faces Cerberus at the Gates of Tartarus (Ancient Greek Underworld) and then Hekate. The 3-headed hound is stop-animated, and Hekate the larger-than-human-size triformed statue of Her which Orryelle sculpted at Le Chalet Crepuscule, Belgium; with the 3-layered voice of pagan songstress Wendy Rule. Supplementary material is Orryelle talking about the symbolism of the sequence, and additional footage of the Hekate statue with Rites of Her Sacred Fires being performed with Her at the Beltaine Gathering there May 2019.
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‘Skin Surface Substance’
[Over 18’s only] [20-30 mins]
Extracts from Orryelle’s new performance and installation at Edge Galleries (Maldon Australia) May 7th 2021 for Samhain (southern hemisphere)What is (/on) the surface, what is below the surface, what is substantial and what is essential? The very nature of reality is in question here: not just material substance but the energetic and esoteric realities beneath or beyond (yet via) physical appearances. The artist explores texture in drawing & painting and illusions of depth in two-dimensional surfaces, to pry open what lies ‘within’. Multiple textural layers peeled back like the veils of Samhain, interacted with in a rite composed of butoh dance, harmonic chanting, violin, and incantation. The sections of this performance relevant to Hekate as the Guide between realms will be extracted and edited together with other material to create a short film-document of the performance ritual, which will also be the first public unveiling of the artist’s completed Hekate oil painting (launch prints of the work will also be available at a discounted price to Symposium attendees)
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