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A Chaos Magick Film: “visitors (SUPERVISITORS)” (NSFW)

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Initially conceived as merely “cool shit for stoned people to look at while we play live” visitors (SUPERVISITORS) ended up becoming a legit 23 minute Occult film unto itself. It just sort of happened that way. Largely created using a technologically updated version of the cut up technique popularized by Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs back in the day, the movie takes various footage depicting mystical states of consciousness from the 70’s and re-assembles them with a lot of the sigil collage art I’ve been honing in recent years. For those in the know, it has long been theorized that using the cut up technique potentially allows the artist to tap into what’s often referred to as “the third mind” or to see what the art “is really saying” and that’s what’s so odd, transcendent, and baffling about the picture.… Read the rest

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Uncle Goddamn Revisited

One of the most controversial segments from our TV series at the turn of the millennium featured a North Carolina family who systematically tortured their drunken uncle. It's lo-fi and timeless, but not necessarily safe for work, home or anywhere else... Taken from DisinfoTV on DVD, available now at: http://bit.ly/V01W7T Subscribe to Disinformation's YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/aHTcz
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‘Union of Opposites’ Ritual Occult Performance

annakim2_outBrian Butler featured in the disinformation TV series and is Kenneth Anger’s main collaborator. His latest work, ‘Union of Opposites,’ is an experiment in ritual magick, combining the use of sound and light with the intent of creating a collective out-of-body experience. It will debut at Art Los Angeles Contemporary on Saturday, January 21, 2012. Brian told disinformation:

Aleister Crowley defines magick as “the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.” This statement provides the magickal formula in a very simple yet powerful way.

Union of Opposites is a public ritual performance that explores how the principals of magick operate in the astral and physical worlds. It is a live experiment with the participation of an audience. I have designed this working to activate the chakras in a specific order that is very unconventional. Given the advancements in science and technology since Crowley’s lifetime the rituals must be constantly revised in order to still be effective.

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Brian Butler: The Wickedest Man In LA

Good to see one-time disinfo-collaborator Brian Butler being recognized as an occult expert. He was recently profiled by Charles Russell (of The Hills fame) in the Huffington Post:
Brian Butler speaks with the soft ease and quiet smirk of someone who either knows something you don't or simply doesn't care. There's some unseen force that compels him to create some of the most haunting installations employing film and music with the likes of Kenneth Anger and Vincent Gallo. He is more unflinchingly dedicated to the validity of his craft than the most rabid of people.
42 second trailer for Night of Pan directed by Brian Butler. Features Vincent Gallo and Kenneth Anger.
However, it is not today, which concerns him for he appears to exist outside the dimensional constraints of time. I sat down with him recently to discuss his new works being shown internationally, dispel the nasty rumors of him hypnotizing and hexing the masses...
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