24 Frames: Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (Kenneth Anger, 1954)

Kenneth Anger’s early psychedelic film Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (first version 1954) is overtly ‘about’ delirium. Intoxicant multiplicity is deliberately used to engineer psychic receptivity. The entire film is one densely layered hallucination.I focus on a climactic sequence near the end, ‘Lord Shiva’s Dream’, when overloaded superimpositions tax cognitive grasp and descriptive language.

Kenneth Anger & Michael Powell por R.B. Kitaj

Michael Powell was a close friend and taught Lem a good deal; he even gave Lem a good part in his film The Boy Who Turned Yellow… he was a legend to me and I loved his films long before I met him… Anger, I only knew casually when he was camping out here inContinuar lendo “Kenneth Anger & Michael Powell por R.B. Kitaj”