On Cinematic Sorcery and Psychogeological Conflicts
Lecture on the occasion of the conference “Psychoanalysis and the Magic of Cinema”.
Husets Biograf, Copenhagen, Denmark,14-16 October 2022.
As I am unable to travel, this talk was prerecorded.
My lecture is illustrated with images from two video installations I created with my partner Nadine Hilbert and with the help of musicians Stephen O’Malley, Kevin Muhlen and Angelo Mangini, as well as dancer and writer Alkistis Dimech.
The Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult series of events, curated by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson, is dedicated to exploring the intersections and integration of psychoanalytic theory, the creative arts, occult practices and folk magic traditions. By inviting psychoanalysts, philosophers, artists, writers, filmmakers and magical practitioners from a variety of theoretical orientations and worldviews to discuss their work, personal experiences and areas of interest with one another, dialogue is opened up between practitioners in fields of study that traditionally rarely engage with one another, though often operate in similar and complementary ways.
On the first two evenings there are film screenings to complement the conference, where I present a video entitled Satanic Earth. This is a fifteen-minute variation of the material that formed the basis of our exhibition Metamorphic Earth and has never been shown in this form before. The music for the video is by Stephen O’Malley.