Selenic DVD/Album release - The Somnambulist's Field Guide

Good Afternoon Denizens,

The librarian suggested that I share my latest workings with you which I am proud to do.

As a very vague introduction, my artistic/magic/general day to day practice revolves around sound as a conduit to otherness, often through ritual performance. My most recent work is another in a long line of visual/performance pieces, this one a ritual of sorts to Selene. I have previously performed this work in full blackout with mugwort incense and the audience splayed around on beanbags for the fully immersive contact with another realm. I will be presenting it in Glasgow this week also (1st and 2nd September - details below) with the visual component projected onto the floor and bound in a circle of salt.

Apologies if the fromatting is broken, I’ve never used this type of board before so hopefully I can edit/tweak once I see if things show up right.

Please do shout if there are any questions/comments and feel free to dig around my site - http://erstlaub.co.uk/dfyans/ and the rest of the blog as there are plenty of things I hope will be of interest to a wider audience.

O Chaire Selene!

And lo, a mere two years after it started to manifest into our realm of reality, The Somnambulist's Field Guide finally goes full breach.

The full, just over an hour, audiovisual work has been released by Broken20. It comes in DVD format with audio download, handmade print, ritual herbs and a printed text.

Available directly here.

https://vimeo.com/94525146

I'm also incredibly proud to be presenting the piece in a new configuration as a live performance/ritual as part of Cryptic Nights at the CCA on the 1st and 2nd of September 2016.

And here are some shots of all the dull behind the scenes bits that no one really cares about.

First run through since last October.

I always forget the joys of authoring and testing DVDs

measuring/marking/cutting/measuring/marking/cutting/measuring/marking/cutting/measuring/marking/cutting/measuring/marking/cutting/measuring/marking/cutting/etc.... Printing jig in an attempt to keep things central and as regular as possible.

Cutting and bagging the ritual herbs inserts, doesn't look dodgy at all.....

As ever if you can, please do support the release and come along to the performances, it's always a hard fight to get these things out of my head and into some sort of corporeal form and the more widely they dissipate, the better the magick works. Do let me know if you'd like a promo copy to write some words somewhere and I'm always up for talking about my work/practice and discussing performances/commissions and so on so just drop me a line.

O Chaire Selene.

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