(video) The Voyage of Ulysses Black (Jack Macbeth)
In this - the first ever- episode of SittingNow TV, we present the first of four lectures from the 'Summer of Love' event put on by Scarlet Imprint back in August.
Ulysses Black is not a name known to the occult community, despite having generated, under different guises, considerable interest through much sought after publications and artwork. As Ulysses Black he assails the issue of identity through performance art and ritual action. From influences such as Joseph Beuys and Hermann Nitsch as well as the Western Magical Tradition he plots a return to mythical Ithaca.
That was fantastic and there is much honey, er food, for thought in there! Very much looking forward to the remaining episodes!
I just watched this today myself . What a great kick off to the series, I'm very much looking forward to the coming episodes!
Mr Black's lecture was very entertaining and he touched on some very cool correlations between the concept of ritual and performance art. I love that he has a performative / magickal take on Joseph Beuys who's work is quite compelling. I think we can all learn a lot about the practice of magick if we consider it in the context of a performance and evaluate it alongside performanc art as well as other magicians.
Hi lecture has me rethinking the greater narrative of the magickal diary as well.
Great stuff, thank you!
Thanks for posting the video. It was interesting to finally see the mysterious Jack MacBeth. An entertaining performance on the "hive mind".
Really looking forward to seeing the rest of the "Summer of Love" episodes,
It was a wonderful day. Mr. Black's performance/talk was one of the highlights. Can't wait for next year's.
A really enjoyable talk. 'To pursue an authentic action', yep, there's the rub.
That was great. Thanks for posting it.
I was hoping that Jack MacBeth would always remain a mysterious figure in the world of the occult...Sad to see them revealed.