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Friday, March 7 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kupe and the Whale

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"...people inhabiting all frequencies of the socioeconomic spectrum are intentionally reaching for some of the oldest navigational tools known to humankind: sacred ritual and metaphysical speculation, spiritual regimen and natural spell." Erik Davis, Techgnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information, (London: Serpent's Tale, 1999)As the cultural critic Erik Davis proposed, we are living in an intensely technologised world, made possible by the ability to 'know' about characteristics of our universe and its forces through science. But this doesn't quell our appetite to appreciate the unknown side of it. Rather the opposite, new technologies, especially those which transcend and break down borders between countries, cities, homes and offices, fuel our appetite for the mystical and magical and the need to speculate about the nature of our world.Exploring the connection between global systems and human mysticism, 'Kupe and the Whale' is the key component of a larger work entitled 'The Parallels Almanac', a made mythology that presents such a mystical, speculative interpretation of the world. A world populated by the spirits of omnipresent systems like money and airliners, where a Maori warrior makes a quest in reaction to the way these immense global architectures have changed his culture.

Friday March 7, 2008 7:00pm - 9:00pm CST

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