” Lucifer Rising is a short film by director Kenneth Anger. The film was completed in 1972 but was only widely distributed in 1980. Anger began filming around 1966, hiring a young musician named Bobby Beausoleil to act and compose the soundtrack. The film was abandoned in 1967 because Anger claimed the film footage had been stolen by Beausoleil. (Beausoleil and others said that Anger had simply spent all the money for the film). Anger then used some of the existing footage in another short film, Invocation of My Demon Brother. Beausoleil was convicted of killing Gary Hinman under the orders of Charles Manson in 1970. Anger began filming again several years later, with British singer Marianne Faithfull appearing in the film. Jimmy Page was brought in to record the soundtrack, but after he had a falling out with Anger, he was replaced by Beausoleil, who wrote and recorded the music in prison.
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Samas, settled in Lyon (France) in 1994 after completing a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience and a brief career in a Neuroscience and Sensory System Laboratory at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1. He quit his work in the scientific lab in 2007. Since then, he settled in several artistic labs and artistic performance experiences. He has been engaged with screen process, drawing and photography where he focused on fractals and organic mandalas, but also in video editing and Live Video. He is part of the multidisciplinary collective Ultimaya which, following the inspiration of several groundbreaking figures of the field (for example “I am a strange loop” by Douglas Hofstadter) is dedicated to exploring the phenomenon of consciousness through visual feedback and its variation: …Strange loops… Observe the Observer… View all posts by baba samas