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


FRIDAY October 18
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 The Parlour Trick The Parlour Trick
SATURDAY October 19
9:00-9:30am Welcome, Announcements & Opening Remarks Jesse Bransford; Pam Grossman
9:30-10:30am Like A Messenger to the Deep: Deciphering the Occult in Leonora Carrington Susan Aberth
10:30-11:00am BREAK
11:00am-12:00pm Witch-Hunters in the Book-Shops: the History of the Cornell Witchcraft Collection (1866-2013) Laurent Ferri
12:00-1:30pm LUNCH BREAK
1:30-2:30pm Isis Resurrected: How Madame Blavatsky Reshaped Our World - A Discussion Gary Lachman & Mitch Horowitz,
moderated by Pam Grossman
2:30-3:00pm BREAK
3:00-4:00pm Alchemical Vessels: Vehicles of the Hermetic Tradition William Kiesel
4:00-4:30pm BREAK
4:30-5:30pm Artist Talk: Physical Mediumship and the Search for Ectoplasm in Modern Spiritualist Ritual Shannon Taggart
5:30-6:00pm BREAK
6:00-7:00pm Art as a Spell: Resacralizing Urban Space Pam Grossman
7:00-9:00pm DINNER BREAK
9:00pm EVENING ENTERTAINMENT: An Occult Magic Show Acep Hale
SUNDAY October 20
10:00-11:00am Adventures in Limbo: The Neither-Neither World of Austin Osman Spare Robert Ansell
11:00-11:30 BREAK
11:30-12:30 Artist Talk: Topple the Table of Correspondences Elijah Burgher
12:30-2:00pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00-3:00pm Symbolic Devices: On the Hieronymous Machine and Other Magical Technologies Mark O. Pilkington
3:00-3:30pm BREAK
3:30-4:30pm "More Brilliant than Crystal": The Life and Work of Ithell Colquhoun Amy Hale
4:30-5:00pm BREAK
5:00-6:00pm Artist Talk: The Planets, A Ten Year Working Jesse Bransford
6:00-8:00pm CLOSING RECEPTION AND ART VIEWING Open to the Public

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

October 18-20, 2013

34 Stuyvesant St. New York, NY

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