THU, Nov. 3
Opening of the exhibition Where Purgatory Ends
Musk Ox, Daniel Menche, Ocrilim, Kevin Hufnagel
Saint Vitus Bar
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Join us on Thursday, November 3rd at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn for two very special, distinct and parallel events featuring visual artist Costin Chioreanu, Musk Ox, Daniel Menche, Ocrilim, Kevin Hufnagel.
Starting at 6 PM and opening the evening we welcome Romanian Visual Artist Costin Chioreanu’s amazing exhibition Where Purgatory Ends - a premiere for North America.
This fantastic event debuted on
August 19th in the wonderful medieval fortress of Alba Iulia as an integral part of Dark Bombastic Evening Festival III, and it left the crowd awestruck. And now it’s here for you to see it, feel it and hear it. It’s more than just an exhibition – it’s a three-part experience.
For those in the know, Costin has collaborated so far with artists like Darkthrone, Mayhem, Ulver, Absu, Zemial, Aura Noir, Vader, Destroyer 666, Hexvessel, and many more, including record labels, etc.
Some of his work can be seen here: http://twilight13media.com/
The gallery itself will host thirteen large images printed on black canvas, all representing various important moments in the young Artist’s career. Some of these beautiful works are dreams waiting to materialize while others are pure, idealized utopias. However most are just memories that just really needed to be set free.
At the core of the exhibition lies The Seeker - a personal visualization of the Soul’s asexuality, a half-male half-female entity, sentient energy questing for self-discovery through universes and life cycles. Where Purgatory Ends is a unique experience.
Aside from the visual feast, a communion will take place where the guest will be invited to eat cookies in the shape of birds – a common theme in all of the works presented. The viewer is then united with the world portrayed on the walls and their own body.
Third and last, to accompany the artwork and align the senses, a soundtrack fills the space. The music is written and recorded by Costin himself and Rune Eriksen (of the mighty Aura Noir, Ava Inferi, ex-Mayhem) together with Andrei Ionut (bass) and Tudor Diaconescu – violin. The soundtrack is 22 minutes long and is a dark avant-garde synthesis of diverse genres including Dark Ambient, Doom Metal and Black Metal. Listen here.
Come celebrate Kevin Hufnagel and Mick Barr – an example of both brilliance and modesty. Somewhere in between, if you haven’t until now, discover two beautiful names: Portland’s Daniel Menche (visiting us exclusively for this event) and Canada’s Natanael Larochette (a premiere for New York City!), joining us for the conclusive set.
Kevin Hufnagel here in New York City is known by all and loved even more. We’ve grown hungry for the sight of Dysrhythmia and especially for the mighty Canadian Gorguts, but more and more have also fallen for seeing Kevin play his ukulele and acoustic guitar. We’re beyond thrilled to have him open the evening.
Portland sends us one of their most talented native artists, Daniel Menche. With a discography that spans for over eighteen years and consists of over forty releases, he’s not only very productive musician, but one of the most thought provoking and daring noise/experimental artists out there right now. And in flesh, he's both absolutely terrific and terrifying to the eye - truly a sight to behold. He doesn’t play live often, so this will be a treat indeed for everyone present.
OK - should we just go ahead and call Mick Barr, “Guitar PhD?”. He's the main reason why Krallice is both incredibly brilliant and yet unapproachable to most. You can't touch this guy and seriously, we don’t understand how what he does is even humanly possible; so we need to see it again so that we can convince ourselves it’s not an illusion. Ocrilim will destroy you and we are elated to have him as a guest. Musk Ox is a relatively brand new name in the Underground and it will strike a chord with those who love bleak, pastoral influenced ethereal Neofolk. Nathanaël Larochette is a musician born in Auxerre, France but now residing in Ottawa, Canada. Inspired by his adoptive country’s magnificent landscape, his lush and acoustic music and will immediately transcend you to albums like Ulver’s Kvelssanger, Empyrium’s Where At Night The Wood Grouse Plays or Weiland, Opeth’s Morningrise or pretty much everything Finland’s Tenhi released up till this point. And if you listen closely enough you can easily make an association with Portland’s Agalloch or Iceland’s Sigur Ros.