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Barry William Hale + NOKO

BARRY WILLIAM HALE | ENOK 21
NOKO | HYPRKUB 210


Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre.

An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018

“Better to reign in Hell
than serve in Heav’n”
– John Milton

Barry William Hale and Scott Barnes use the Enochian alphabet – the script ‘revealed’ to John Dee and Edward Kelley by angels in the sixteenth century – to conjure esoteric art, live music and an unfolding series of audio-visual artworks. This is a continuation of a decades-long research project of art, occult rituals, magic and psychic phenomena.

Barry William Hale is considered one of the key exponents of esoteric art internationally. Barry is working with long term collaborator Scott Barnes, on their decades long, art/magical/psychic research project NOKO. More than just the performative aspect of Hale’s various lines of esoteric research, this incarnation of HYPRKUB 210 is the culmination of 15 years continuous work and incorporates ritual, live music, invocation and automatic art. Each day the space will house the artistic ‘residue’ of the previous day’s occult operation.

NOKO is a structured improvisational space where sonic texture is a menstruum taking cues from the ritual content, and like a fungal mycelium, visible fruiting bodies may occur. This is where the residue is available to an audience either in a live, or recorded format. There is nothing new about the format employed by this collaboration, conversely NOKO taps into what can be considered to be some of the oldest traditions regarding the use of the voice, instruments and performance. If we see technology as a continuum then there is total equivalence given to ancillary devices other than voice and percussive sounds generated by the body alone (a literal definition of cybernetics).

Although research and development of the Enochian Magical system has been a prominent focus, other directions include; A Sonic Magical investigation of the Qlipotic genii, as well as the conjuration of Beelzebub. A NOKO working is not a definitive form but an example or ‘instance’ of its (re)presentation, like a group performing a standard, there is predefined structure but also interpretation of the work. The group being a kind of lens that will always be varied but can never be transparent or neutral to the content

NOKO is also the laboratory in which Barry tests, resolves and actualises much of his final work. This a rare opportunity to watch the artistic process unfold, and chaos congeal into form.

A Tasmanian premiere.


EVENT DATES:
Thursday 14 – Monday 25 June 2018

OFFICIAL OPENING EVENT: 
Thursday 14 June 2018, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Exhibition to be opened by Stephen J King

Stephen J King is a leading authority on the British mystic, magician, poet and philosopher, Aleister Crowley.  He regularly lectures internationally on Crowley’s system of “Magick,” initiatic Orders, and revealed religious tradition of Thelema.  Stephen is presently editing Crowley’s last book, Magick Without Tears, for the Crowley estate.  Under his religious name “Shiva,” Stephen is the Australian National Grand Master General ad vitam of the fraternal Thelemic Order, Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), once led by Crowley.  A member of OTO for 30 years, he has been collaborating, co-creating and generally getting up to mystical mischief and mayhem with Australian artist-magician Barry William Hale for about the same length of time.


DAILY OPENING HOURS: 

Thursday 14 June 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm
 : OFFICIAL OPENING EVENT (see details above)

Friday 15 June 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode
4:00pm – 12:00midnight : 
Barry Hale + NOKO in performance 

Saturday 16 June 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode
4:00pm – 12:00midnight : 
Barry Hale + NOKO in performance (24-Hour Performance)

Sunday 17 June 2018
12:00midnight – 8:00am : Barry Hale + NOKO in performance (24-Hour Performance)
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode

Monday 18 June 2018
10:00am – 2:00pm : Installation Mode
2:30pm – 4:00pm : Barry Hale + NOKO in performance 

Tuesday 19 June 2018
10:00am – 2:00pm : 
Installation Mode
2:30pm – 4:00pm : Barry Hale + NOKO in performance

Wednesday 20 June 2018
10:00am – 2:00pm : Installation Mode
2:30pm – 4:00pm : Barry Hale + NOKO in performance 

Thursday 21 June 2018
10:00am – 2:00pm : Installation Mode
6:00pm – 9:00pm : 
Installation Mode
9:30pm – 12:00midnight : 
Barry Hale + NOKO in performance 

Friday 22 June 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm : 
Installation Mode
6:00pm – 9:00pm : 
Installation Mode
9:30pm – 12:00midnight : 
Barry Hale + NOKO in performance 

Saturday 23 June 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode
6:00pm – 12:00midnight :
Barry Hale + NOKO in performance

Sunday 24 June 2018
8:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode
6:00pm – 12:00midnight :
Barry Hale + NOKO in performance

Monday 25 June 2018
12:00midnight – 8:00am : Barry Hale + NOKO in performance


THIS IS A FREE EVENT



Biography: Barry William Hale

Barry William Hale is considered one of the key exponents of esoteric art internationally. Based in Sydney his range of work over the past 20 years has included painting, drawing, installation, video, sound and performance. He has been exhibited in major Australian institutions and featured in many events including the Sydney Biennial. A feature of the Adelaide Fringe and Sydney Biennale, he is considered one of the key exponents of esoteric art in the region, specifically creating work which responds to concepts of western spirituality, philosophy and ritual. His writing and artwork have been published internationally across a range of academic and cultural publications. He also exhibited in I:mage 1 and 2 curated by Robert Ansell as well as Opus Hypnagogia at Morbid Anatomy Museum also Lexicon Infernali and Magia Sexualis at Stephen Romano Gallery in Brooklyn. His artwork was a feature in the exhibition Language Of The Birds curated by Pam Grossman at 80SWE Gallery, New York University.


 


 

Images Credits: Barry William Hale

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