From pagan re-enactors to failed communes, black metal festivals to Arctic hermits, and the forever Golden Hour to the Northern Lights, 'A Spell to Ward off the Darkness' is an inquiry into...
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From pagan re-enactors to failed communes, black metal festivals to Arctic hermits, and the forever Golden Hour to the Northern Lights, 'A Spell to Ward off the Darkness' is an inquiry into the possibilities of a spiritual existence within an increasingly secular Western culture. A participatory ethnography in the best possible sense, A SPELL choreographs the actions of non-actors within existing Scandinavian landscapes in an effort to arrive at a hybrid document of the past, present, and future; it is a record of experience that proposes belief in transcendence as a viable outcome of living in the now.Written by
Ben Rivers and Ben Russell
Mysterious; Dark; Beautiful; Mysterious; Sombre; Mystical; Magic; Realms; Twirling, in the Night; Pulchritudinous; Clouds
The world seeps into a dark somber; a dark cyclone into absolute trinity; tranquility spins... The first moments of nature..
The first scenes..transportive; and carry it into realms
Ash tipped Clouds; Fire..Primal Light & Darkness dance in the sombre
Meandering conversations pursue, profound; why follow paths? We can follow paths to a certain goal, but ultimately it is impossible; why restrict ourselves with rigid paths; predictability. It is not true
The young, old; old nature, old life; young life, old life
Blood red clouds; primal passion The bodies, embrace in Nature
Time is taken here..not rushed.. it is slow; dreamy. Time is taken truly here; it is slowed down; all is calm. As Malick has said, people are rushed to talk in the modern age, and must speak quickly; here, time is in the essence, or merely does not exist.
The paradox; paragon; infinity; center The persona; discusses the trance of the rave, entering the zone, in sync with the earth, and others; immorph into one; metaphysical
Sunlight, smoke; the decimation of time..
Ancient Poets; ancient powers
The time moves slowly..so slow.. A boat; a silhouette on the distant sunrise/sunset; cloud, the sun bleaches clouds..
Distant Distant light against the water...
Modernism & Nature Memories of livelihood
The mosaics spin into one...
Eyes; three beads of light Tarkovsky..Fire..House
Fire Fire Triangle Fire Tribal
Screams in the dark The meditative finale..ancient, soul touching...
Chants.. sighs..release; freedom; radical Power Magic Energy
Wildness; release...let go
The pure unmarked naked fury Passion Breath-taking
Our masks, eventually fall away
Lights Intense Emotion
Like a a subconscious wave; an abstract whole rhythm; heavenly, enigma Enter the sync, the trance All heart, soul; electric The insanity Special..
The scene; life changing In that moment, all are connected to life
Nothing mattered; primal; life unleashed Man, Beast? Truthful
It has rendered my barriers naked Transporting; enlightening
Into the vortex
It fills my soul..
A spell, to ward off the darkness
Like nothing before..
Like nothing else..
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