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Until the Light Takes Us [2008ce]

1 August 2010 18:00 –

Vinyl Reclamation

A Lughnasa reaping for Danse Macabre

Catalyst Arts, Sunday 1st August 2010ce, 6pm

Until the Light Takes Us [2008ce]

Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans worldwide.

Until The Light Takes Us goes behind the highly sensationalized media reports of “Satanists

running amok in Europe” to examine the complex and largely misunderstood principles and beliefs that led to this rebellion against both Christianity and modern culture.

To capture this on film, directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell moved to Norway and lived with the musicians for several years, building relationships that allowed them to create a surprisingly intimate portrait of this violent, but ultimately misunderstood, movement. The result is a poignant, moving story that’s as much about the idea that reality is composed of whatever the most people believe, regardless of what’s actually true,


Vinyl Consummation

Vinyl Consummation documents an event held on the first of May 2010ce, celebrating the sacramental dimension of the vinyl record; a ritual rendition and subsequent immolation of Buzum’s album ‘Belus’, executed high in the hills of South Armagh.

Marking Burzum’s inaugural artwork following Varg Vikernes’ emergence from the darkness of prison, Vinyl Consummation called forth Burzum’s hymn to the God of Light Belus on the feast-day of his Celtic equivalent Belenus, in the ritual landscape of Ulster’s Mythic Heart.

Vinyl Consummation brings to light folkish and pop-cultural mythologies in a contemporary rite, blending Norwegian Black Metal and Iron-Age Ulster in a rebirth of subcultural desire.

Event scored by Jordan Hutchings

An Ichor Inc. event in association with Catalyst Arts

Catalyst Arts, 5 College Court, Belfast, BT1 6BX.

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