Category : Kenneth Anger

Looking Back with Anger: Mythologies of White Masculinity in Fireworks and Scorpio Rising

Kenneth Anger’s ghost haunts much of modern pop culture. Incongruous and sex-filled music videos, calendars with sweaty working class guys, a majority of queer cinema: a lover of the occult, of leather, of the codes of masculinity, writer/filmmaker/actor Anger’s work used a dreamscape to deconstruct masculinity outside of its social confines. He rubbed shoulders with Jean Cocteau and occultist Aleister… Read more »

Lucifer Rising | Daily Express

A review of Lucifer Rising: British Intelligence and the Occult in the Second World War by Nicholas Booth… In 1941, after Rudolf Hess made his notorious flight to Scotland to negotiate an alliance between Britain and Germany against the Russians, the panic-stricken authorities in Berlin blamed his eccentric mission on “a host of magnetotherapists and astrologers” who formed part of… Read more »

Kenneth Anger: ‘The occult never quite goes away’

Branding and product placement cast dark shadows over everyone eventually – even occultists such as Kenneth Anger who this weekend debuts a new gallery project, Lucifer Brothers Workshop, at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair in Santa Monica, California. Anger, at 88, is best known for his Magick Lantern Cycle series of spooky but highly influential films, including Inauguration of… Read more »

2000 July – Kenneth Anger

   December 3, 2011    No Comments on 2000 July – Kenneth Anger

Magician’s apprentice Mark Pilkington on the celluloid sorcery and psychedelic Satanism of the 1960’s baddest boy. From the light of the projector emerges a darkness that is hard to shake. Acid-drenched imagery fills the screen: a hanged man kicks and shudders as the life leaves his body; naked, face hidden in shadow, a man draws a knife across his heart;… Read more »