Los Angeles Filmforum and the Disembodied Theater Corporation
at: piXel (+) freQuency 931 E Pico Blvd. STE 202. Los Angeles, CA 90021
Friday, Aug. 26th and Sat., Aug. 27th. 9:00 p.m. sharp starttime. door 8:30
arrive early for seating / floor space.* $10.00.
Secular magic is the alchemical act of transmuting everyday life into fiction, and vice versa. The traveling, continually evolving Inquiry examines actions both State-sanctioned and autonomous, and includes live cinema performances, archival documents, films, artworks, and artifacts. EXPERIENCE AND OBSERVE: strange objects, questionable events, and unknown histories in a bewildering tapestry of transfigured reality!
* – THIS IS A BYOS event: Bring Your Own Seating! There are some chairs and sofas, but not enough. Plenty of floor space, so small folding chairs, cushions and blankets encouraged. Floor is hard so bring something comfortable.
The proceedings include:
Ross Lipman’s THE BOOK OF PARADISE HAS NO AUTHOR, a live documentary on the Cave People of the Philippines
Marcy Saude’s illustrated lecture on George Van Tassel, inventor of the Integratron
Stephen Berkman’s authentic contemporary Ambrotypes
Luke’s embryonic brains as nightmare
Liz Goetz’s “astronomically correct” cut-out star quilt
Anjali Sundaram’s reseach on the legendary Daughter of Kong
Nina Hoechtl’s video installation on the Emperor and Empress of Mexico, Maximilian and Carlota,
and their strange relationship to the comedian Cantinflas
Inna-Marie Strazhnik’s medical illustrations and astounding prosthetic eye
and live music and sounds by Eric Potter