Thursday, 29 September 2011

The Cult Of Ku Talk

I'll be talking at Treadwell's on  10th November (Thursday)  on The Cult of Ku: The Occult Chinese Poison Cult


One of the most exotic of the many enticing tendrils of Kenneth Grant's Typhonian Trilogies is The Cult of Ku. References to an illusive coterie of Chinese adepts run through his work like dreamed wafts in a Limehouse Opium Den. Grant's hints that such a cult once existed in London: did it? In this talk Andy Sharp will trace Ku back to its roots as a form of poison magic in ancient China. He will explore Ku as a multi-layered monad, its syncretic correspondences with alchemy and UFOlogy, Grant’s extrapolations, and its collision with the pulp horror of Sax Rohmer. Sharp will also discuss how this particular obsession of Grant has fortuitously intruded into his personal wyrd. Andy Sharp is published in Strange Attractor and runs the creative occult project ‘English Heretic,’ an imaginary organisation dedicated to the reification of malefic energy spectres and the adumbration of a modern qliphoth.
Price: £7.00
Time: 7.15 for a 7.30 start

Further details at:
http://www.treadwells-london.com/lectures_and_launches.html

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The Haunted Sea


I've been invited by GHost to perform at the Haunted Sea Film Screening this Friday in Folkestone. Think M.R Jacula...



GHost presents

The Haunted Sea

Short Film Screening
and
Musical Performance by English Heretic


Friday 23 September 2011

7pm doors open,
7.30pm musical interlude by English Heretic
8pm film screening commences

64 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JP
Map: http://tinyurl.com/6zd2ssc


Twelve international artists have responded to our call for short films on the theme of  “The Haunted Sea”.
The films will be screened together on the final weekend of the Folkestone Triennial.

English Heretic will open and close the event with “An intermission of aural lagan, manipulating phonographic salvage from the actual locations of M.R.James' ghost stories “A Warning to the Curious” and “Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You.”


Film Programme

Arctic Echo, Dir. Eva Rudlinger, UK, 2008
[desı’re:] the Goldstein Reels, Dir. Romeo Grünfelder, Germany, 2006
The Radiographer’s Daughter, Dir. Stasis73, UK, 2011
Ash On My Skirt, Dir. Amy McDonough, UK, 2011
Dziwy Mórz Głębokich (The Deep Sea Wonders), Dir. Tymon Albrzykowski, Poland, 2010
Oh Dreamland, Dir. Inez de Coo, UK, 2010
The Salem Ghost Ship, Dir. Glenn Church, USA, 2011
Mermaid Song, Dir. Nick Baxter, Jude Cowan, Joanna McCormick, UK, 2011
Edges of the Peripheries, Dir. Emma Caddow, UK, 2007
West of Arran, Dir. Neil Baker, UK, 2011
Joy, Dir. Kieron Clark, UK, 2007
Seaworthy, Dir. Ellen Lake and Chris Green, USA, 2010


Saturday 24th September, 2.00p - 6.00pm
the films will be screened on a loop at 64 Tontine Street
and the  B&B Project Space will be open with a final  chance to glimpse the GHost CLHub

4.00pm – Performance by Joanna McCormick and Jude McGowan
the B&B Project Space, 14 Tontine Street


http://www.host-a-ghost.blogspot.com/