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Babalon Working ~ Film & Performance by Brian Butler at MOCA

Babalon Working, a visually arresting journey of consciousness featuring Paz de la Huerta will be shown on Thursday, September 19 at 8pm at MOCA Grand Avenue. The exclusive screening will be followed by Butler’s unearthly performance, Transmigration, further exploring the film’s abstract concepts with a high level of intensity through the use of orgone generators, stroboscopic lights, low frequency sound waves, and geometric formations.

A glimpse into Butler’s forthcoming feature film King Death, Babalon Working uses symbolist imagery to communicate experientially with the viewer and to explore the layers of ecstasy, madness, and creativity that mediate man’s voyage between life and death. The footage was shot on location in Prague at the site where famed sixteenth-century alchemist Edward Kelly pioneered the system of Enochian Magick. Enochian Magick, which would later be expanded by the Golden Dawn, was cited by Jack Parsons as the inspiration for the ritual he entitled Babalon Working. A manic no-wave synthesizer soundtrack by Chris Stein of Blondie brings the viewer further into this vision.

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