Raymond Salvatore Harmon

Friday March 7th 2008Doors 8pm - performance 9pm £7-£5 mems/concs Raymond Salvatore Harmon presents Aleister Crowley's Rites of Eleusis a 3 channel improvised video performance Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the union of Miss Leila Waddell and Mr Aleister Crowley. Experimental media artist Raymond Salvatore Harmon will present a live improvised set of 7 films. Each based on the individual rituals in British occultist Aleister Crowley's Rites of Eleusis, first presented in Caxton Hall, London in 1910. Crowley based the rituals of Rites of Eleusis on each of the seven classical planets of antiquity - "Saturn", "Jupiter", "Mars", "Sol" (the Sun), "Venus", "Mercury" and "Luna". Utilizing the entire text of Crowley's rites as subliminal content Harmon will improvise the abstract layers of imagery to a prepared score. Presented in a 3 channel video environment Rites of Eleusis promises to be an updated public occult ritual for the 21st century. Harmon's previous occult filmworks have been widely regarded as pioneering in the field of occult/transcendental cinema. His treatise Transcendental Cinema (available from GreyLodge Occult Review here: www.greylodge.org/ebooks/Transcendental_Cinema.pdf) outlines the use of experimental cinema/film/video as a medium for use in the expansion of the mental landscape and the exploration of the conscious mind. http://www.raymondharmon.com Altered states of conscious welcome.