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Flux Thursday: A Spell To Ward Off the Darkness
October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Flux Thursdays are Flux Factory’s longest-running program, and takes place on the second Thursday of each month.
Flux Thursday started in 1994 and is a monthly potluck and artists salon where artists present their work and gather for food and socializing.
This event is free but please bring food or drink to share!
Join Flux Factory artists for a very special screening of A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness by Ben Russel & Ben Rivers, presented by Filmmaker and current Flux Factory Artist-in-Residence, Nova Scott-James.
This unique, experimental documentary made in 2013, stars Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (best known for his intense live performances under the name LICHENS), as an unnamed character wandering through three seemingly disparate moments in his life. With little explanation, we join him in the midst of a small Estonian island; in isolation in the majestic wilderness of Northern Finland; and during a concert as the singer and guitarist of a black metal band in Norway. Marked by loneliness, ecstatic beauty and an optimism of the darkest sort, A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness lies somewhere between fiction and non-fiction – it is at once a document of experience and an experience itself. A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness won the New Vision Award at the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival in 2015.
Nova Scott-James will introduce A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness and screen a trailer for her upcoming film Wild Darlings Sing the Blues. A doc/narrative hybrid series, Wild Darlings Sing the Blues follows a group of queer Black women and gender non-conforming artists on a spiritual journey that begins on a wooded indigenous sanctuary and culminates in a group pilgrimage to a plantation in the American South.
A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness, 98 mins
Directed by: Ben Russel & Ben Rivers
This event takes place in the kitchen, which is up one flight of stairs.
Upcoming Flux Thursday
November 14th, 2019
December 12th, 2019
January 9th, 2020