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“Lumen Arcanum: Magic, Alchemy, Spiritism in Cinematic Culture”

June 30, 2023 @ 8:00 pm 10:00 pm

“Lumen Arcanum: Magic, Alchemy, Spiritism in Cinematic Culture”

We are pleased to invite you to the fourth part of the cycle of occultism and contemporary art in “The Fool”. On this occasion you can join us on an extraordinary journey, exploring the profound influences of magic, alchemy and spiritualism in the realm of film and photography.

Together, we will delve into the captivating interaction between these magical practices and the visual arts. Prepare to immerse yourself in a world where the mystical and the visual intertwine, revealing hidden connections and expanding our understanding of these mediums.

Enter the intriguing realm of the camera obscura, where the principles of alchemy merge with the captivating power of light. Discover how this ancient optical device, rooted in the mysteries of alchemy, laid the foundation for the birth of modern photography and film. Contemplate the transformative essence of light as it reveals the secrets of visual representation, blurring the boundaries between reality and imagination.

In addition, we will venture into the ethereal landscapes of spiritualism, where the exploration of the unseen and the supernatural is brought to life through photography and cinematic narrative. Get an insider’s view of the techniques employed by spiritualist photographers, who sought to capture the ephemeral and communicate with the spirit world. Prepare to be captivated by cinematic narratives that transport us to a world inhabited by ghosts, spirits and otherworldly encounters, captivating our senses and awakening a sense of terror and wonder.

As we dive into the deep connections between spirituality, mysticism and the visual arts, we invite you to reflect on the timeless questions that arise when these realms converge.

Whether you are an artist, a film enthusiast, or simply curious about the fusion of spirituality and visual representation, we extend our invitation. Together, we will unlock the door of the imagination and embark on a captivating exploration of the influences of magic, alchemy and spiritualism in the fascinating worlds of film and photography.

 Join us as we ignite our collective imagination and embark on a remarkable quest to unravel the secrets that await in the mystical and the visual.

This talk is given by Juan Pablo Arce Cardozo, artist, collector and curator based in Berlin.

Duration approximately 2 hours (introduction and contextualization, pause and subsequent open discussion). 

Event starts at 20:00 

€6.66 – €9.99 Suggested Donation

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