Language of the Birds: Occult and Art considers over 60 modern and contemporary artists who have each expressed their own engagement with magical practice.
Beginning with Aleister Crowley’s trance portraiture and Austin Osman Spare’s automatic drawing of the early 20th century, the exhibition traces over 100 years of occult art, including Leonora Carrington and Kurt Seligmann’s surrealist explorations, Kenneth Anger and Ira Cohen’s ritualistic experiments in film and photography, and the mystical probings of contemporary visionaries such as Francesco Clemente, Kiki Smith, Paul Laffoley, BREYER P-ORRIDGE, and Carol Bove. Continue reading “Occult and Art – Video presentation”
„In the sphere I am everywhere the centre, as she, the circumference, is nowhere found.
Yet she shall be known & I never.“
– Liber AL vel Legis svb figurâ CCXX
In another book, also in Class A, are written these passages:
„Go thou unto the outermost places and subdue all things.
Subdue thy fear and thy disgust. Then— yield!“
— Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente sub figûra אדני