Clark: A Gonzomentary

In the spirit of mockumentaries like Spinal Tap, Hunter S Thompson’s Gonzo style, and the art world in general, Clark is an indie web series that has been ravaging the minds of viewers for months now. To make things more confusing, the actors are going on camera presenting their method as heavily based on occultism and gnosticism. It’s not clear where the line between fiction and reality is, but it seems a fun ride for the hale at heart.

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“…What’s interesting is that when you play a character like JC, (or Clark for that matter), some people might be afraid about letting “in” that kind of persona. After all, any persona that you wear winds up taking on a life of its own. The more you feed it, the more it comes alive. This is where a little background in ritual magick may actually come in handy — it is maybe one of the only places it is “handy” for anything other than alienating you from your peers — you can readily draw a circle around the elements of yourself that you intend to maintain intact, for later. You could approach the process of invoking a persona as a concurrent banishment of those elements, at the completion of the movie, play, or whatever it is that you’re doing. Or you could, as I said, instead look at it as the opportunity for a meal. Bring those parts out into the light, own them through acting them, and take charge of them. Consume them. When we begin the season, I’m a soft spoken but clearly enabling “art manager.” By the end, I’m a monster…” (Article)

Watch the season one episodes here. Occult Sentinel recently did a podcast interview here.

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