In this, the third episode, of SittingNow TV, Alkistis Dimech explores the relationship between avant garde Japanese Butoh (舞踏), the body, and Magickal progression:

Alkistis Dimech articulates the occult anatomy of the dancer, exploring the mysteries of concealment and revelation through the body. Physical praxis, cross-tradition research and an appetite for the carnal, trangressive and irrational have led her to reorient the body as the primal present and archaic source of knowing. In the ‘Mirror of Sacrifice’ the dancer encounters self as sacrifice, the act as divine epiphany, and the manifestation of Life in Death. Among the themes covered may be: imitation and doubling; witnessing & the dynamic of an audience; and a disclosure of some techniques to create what she calls ‘the lucid body’.

We return in a few weeks with the final lecture by Peter Grey. Then we begin a whole new era of SittingNow TV.

Shot by Mathew Hughes, and Sam Horn
Produced, graded, and edited by Ken Eakins
Motion Graphics by Ken Eakins
Sound production by Ken Eakins
Music by Dissolved (for SittingNow TV)

The lecture was shot at Scarlet Imprint‘s Summer of Love event in 2011.

This lecture was shot by SittingNow Media in Brighton, and is © SittingNow Media 2012.

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Ken Eakins is a filmmaker and weird stuff enthusiast from the South of England.

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