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Occult Blood Exhibition – Artist Discussion
Occult Blood Exhibition – Artist Discussion

Thu, 08 Aug

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Online and Delayed Viewing

Occult Blood Exhibition – Artist Discussion

Four occultists and artist WhiteFeather Hunter discuss her provocative new exhibition at the Museum of Witchcraft.

Time & Location

08 Aug 2024, 19:00 – 20:30 BST

Online and Delayed Viewing

About The Event

Join us for a lively online panel discussion with artist WhiteFeather Hunter and four occultist/artists.

The subject of this discussion is Hunter's new exhibition celebrating the transgressive in occult art: 'Arcanum Sanguinis: Occult Blood'. It's currently showing at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, Cornwall. Dr Hunter works with magic sigils, menstrual blood and stem stells to create award-winning pieces at the intersection of feminist witchcraft and tissue engineering. 

Dr Amy Hale (anthropologist/occult art historian) chairs a lively discussion with Whitefeather, Peter Grey (occultist/writer), Alkistis Dimech (occultist/dancer/writer) and Simon Costin (artist/curator). Join the online panel to learn, ask, and comment. This is one for artists, taboo-breakers, magical transgressors – everyone who dares the danger at the edges. Further details about the exhibition can be found at PressAt.

WhiteFeather Hunter PhD is a Canadian artist and scholar of international standing. 'The Witch in the Lab Coat', 'Bioart Coven' and 'The Pussification Biotech' are among her many projects traversing technofeminism, witchcraft, microbiology, performance, media and craft. After serving as a founding member and interim principal investigator of the Speculative Life BioLab, she went on to conduct doctoral research at  SymbioticA, University of Western Australia. Here she developed a novel menstrual serum for tissue-engineering experiments, which was spotlighted in 2021 by Merck/ Sigma-Aldrich's International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Alkistis Dimech is a dancer-choreographer and writer whose practices explore the carnal and occulted body through an archaeology and poetics of flesh. Her art is grounded in ankoku butô (dark dance), which she has practised since 2002, and her CV boasts perfomances and conference presentations across the UK, Europe and the United States. Selected writings from 2008 to 2018 are published in The Brazen Vessel. With Peter Grey, she co-founded and runs Scarlet Imprint, the renowned boutique publisher of esoteric practitioner-oriented works. 

Peter Grey speaks at private and public events and conferences worldwide, to both practitioners and academics. He is the co-founder of the seminal occult press Scarlet Imprint. He is also the author of Apocalyptic Witchcraft (2013), which has been called the most important modern book on witchcraft, placing it in the context of ecological collapse and exploring the mythopoetic witches' sabbat. His other works include The Red Goddess, Lucifer: Princeps  and The Two Antichrists. Essays 2008-2018 are published in The Brazen Vessel. 

Amy Hale PhD is a writer, curator, critic, ethnographer and folklorist who speaks and writes about magic, art, and paganism. Presenting her work internationally, she is an acknowledged expert on the Cornwall-based occult artist Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988). Dr Hale has also authored many publications – most recently Colquhoun's biography and an acclaimed introductory book on the artist's Sex Magic.

Simon Costin is an artist whose works have been displayed in diverse locations including London's ICA, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, and even a forest in Argyll, Scotland. His deep love of folk magic and folklore has had many expressions, including founding the Museum of British Folklore and his directorship of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Art direction has been the centre of his career, and he is renowned for conceptually ambitious designs, events and exhibitions. 

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is a unique collection of over 2000 artefacts representing every British magical tradition from medieval angelic magic to modern Wicca. It is loved by the esoteric community and supported by an active Patrons' Scheme which helps fund artists-in-residence and the mounting of exhibitions. Located in Boscastle Cornwall, the museum is open to the public through the summer months.

Tickets

  • Occult Blood Artist Discussion

    The event will start on zoom at 7pm UK Time. Nearer the time of the event, a zoom link will be emailed to you.

    £8.00

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