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The Occult Humanities Conference 2016: Contemporary Art and Scholarship on the Esoteric Traditions

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE



FRIDAY February 5
8:00-8:30pm Welcome from conference organizers Pam Grossman & Jesse Bransford Jesse Bransford; Pam Grossman
8:30-10:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception with live music from Lykanthea Lykanthea
 
SATURDAY February 6
 
9:00-9:30am Welcome, Announcements & Opening Remarks Jesse Bransford; Pam Grossman
9:30-10:30am Bohemian Occult Subculture in Britain's 1890s: How Artists, Actors, and Writers Made the Golden Dawn Christina Oakley Harrington
10:30-10:45am BREAK  
10:45am-11:45pm Dionysus Stardust: Theater, Masks, and the Spectacle of Rock and Roll Peter Bebergal
12:00-1:30pm LUNCH BREAK  
1:30-2:30pm John Augustus Knapp and His Circle Ken Henson
2:30-2:45pm BREAK  
2:45-3:45pm Functional Magic and Object as Recording Device Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE
3:45-4:15pm BREAK  
4:15-5:15pm Artist Talk: Picture Yourself in a Burning Building Scott Treleaven
5:15-5:30pm BREAK  
5:30-6:30pm The Forms of Hidden Things: Surrealism Through the Mirror of Magic Celia Rabinovitch
6:30-8:00pm DINNER BREAK  
8:00pm EVENING ENTERTAINMENT - Offsite at 80WSE Gallery.
Private viewing of "Language of the Birds: Occult and Art" exhibition;
Poetry reading by Janaka Stucky and musical performance by Delphic Oracle
Janaka Stucky; Delphic Oracle
 
SUNDAY February 7
10:00-11:00am Swallowing the Stone with the Brothers McKenna: Psychedelics, Alchemy, and Media at La Chorrera Erik Davis
11:00-11:15 BREAK  
11:15-12:15 The CUT/ in Ritual, Psychoanalysis & Art Vanessa Sinclair
12:15-2:00pm LUNCH BREAK  
2:00-3:00pm Blues Magic Judika Illes
3:00-3:15pm BREAK  
3:15-4:15pm Art, Technology, and the Mysterious Imagery of C.G Jung's Red Book Hugh Milstein
4:15-4:45pm BREAK  
4:45-5:45pm MEMES OR SCHEMES Carl Abrahamsson
6:00-8:00pm CLOSING RECEPTION AND JUNG'S RED BOOK PRINTS ART VIEWING Open to the Public



The Occult Humanities Conference is hosted by Phantasmaphile and the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions

February 5-7, 2016
34 Stuyvesant St. New York, NY