Raymond Salvatore Harmon
Since 2005
Works in Chicago, Illinois United States of America

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BIO
Raymond Salvatore Harmon is a Chicago based sound and film artist whose work spans the past century of technological cul de sacs. With a filmography extending from performance based 16mm and 8mm film to video circuit-bending and analog feedback installations as well as sound and visual conceptual installations and guerilla media actions.

Over the course of the past ten years Harmon has been developing and evolving the theoretical and practical applications of non object orient art. Utilizing new media, web based content and interactive architectures in coordination with public performance, graffiti style ad bombing, and web community social engineering propaganda Harmon's work has carved out an over arching form of new media insurgency.

Never one to be pigeon holed Harmon continues to broaden the range and depth of his work. Performing regularly as an improvisational musician on Chicago's legendary experimental music scene along side musicians like Rob Mazurek , Jeb Bishop, Frank Rosaly, Karl Seigfried, Aram Shelton, Alan Licht (to name just a handful). His recent group show at Heaven Gallery with Rob Mazurek (prints and installation) and New York guitarist Alan Licht (video installation) presenting a nine channel sound installation (Isolated Instances) received phenomenal critical reviews.

Look forward to a new film exploring Harmon's continual contemplation of the theoretical godhead (YHVH) out on DVD in the summer of 2005. As well as a simultaneous tour with new film and video performance pieces of southern Europe.

www.raymondharmon.com
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EVENT

Sigils of the Heptameron


Dates:
Sat Sep 27, 2008 00:00 - Tue Sep 02, 2008

September, 20 + 27 2008

New media artist and transcendental filmmaker

Raymond Salvatore Harmon

will present for the first time in public his work

Sigils of the Heptameron

Based on the seven invocations of the angels of the day from the fourth
book of Agrippa's Occult Philosophy (attributed to Peter de Albano).
These 7 transcendental films contain all of the original text of the
invocations of each day as subliminal content. The origin of these
works date back to the Sepher Maphteah Shelomoh (Book of the Key of
Solomon) and can be found in their earliest versions in the Book of
Light.

The Heptameron outlines the rites for conjuring angels for the seven
days of the week. These pieces form a collection of occult cinematic
invocations utilized as practical tools for ritual magick.

"For Harmon, the visual density of the abstract imagery used will
enable the viewer to enter an almost hypnagogic, liminal state, and
“become perceptually distant from the sense of the real. Once the
enveloping visual content has become the landscape of the mind to the
viewer, the subliminal content (namely the text of the rites) will have
access to the subconscious mind.” - Jack Sargeant, Fortean Times

Until now only performed in private this piece, originally commissioned
by an unnamed occult order, provides an active example of Harmon's
transcendental film theories. Look forward to an astounding night of
occult transcendence.

Obviam lux Lucis

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Two separate performances will take place in conjunction with the World
Premiere of Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule’s new Metamorphic Ritual
Theatre Production ’Oedipus Tyranos’ - a reworking of the Greek Classic
to demonstrate that Fate and Free Will are not mutually exclusive. Plus
“Kept from the Eyes of God” by Theatre of Ophidia (UK), and a small
exhibition of artwork from ’Conjunctio’ by Orryelle.

September, 20 2008
September, 27 2008

Questors Theatre Mattock Lane Ealing W5 5BQ
(Tube: Ealing Broadway Station), London

Tickets available from www.theatreofophidia.co.uk
or telephone 01142513232


EVENT

On Insects


Dates:
Fri Sep 12, 2008 00:00 - Tue Sep 02, 2008

September, 12 2008 - 8pm

On Insects: or Why Do Humans Exist?

A media collaboration with
Raymond Salvatore Harmon + Dave Phillips

with Mlhest, Lee Gamble, Mark Durgan

Divus Gallery
Unit 30, 30 - 37 Cremer Street
London

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Raymond Salvatore Harmon is a cross genre media artist and experimental filmmaker. He has collaborated extensively with a wide range of of composers and musicians, including Wolfeyes, Magik Markers, Exploding Star Orchestra, Rob Mazurek, Chicago Underground Trio, Alan Licht, Spires that in the Sunset Rise, Blood on the Wall, among many others.

"For Harmon, the visual density of the abstract imagery used will enable the viewer to enter an almost hypnagogic, liminal state, and become perceptually distant from the sense of the real. Once the enveloping visual content has become the landscape of the mind to the viewer, the subliminal content will have access to the subconscious mind.” - Jack Sargeant

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Dave Phillips is a founding member of Fear of God, Schimpfluch-Gruppe, OHNE, and dead peni. DP researches and ponders existence, behaviours and value-systems, in a way that, most unscientifically, could be termed humanimalistic, or intimate. Using sound as main catalyst, his re/search is for improvement, raising awareness, finding meaning, tuning senses, seeing the big picture, and some form of release - a release that often is polemical and cathartic, and one that opposes the omnipresent reduction of existence, that desires to cast aside artificial arrangements and constraints.


EVENT

Aleister Crowley's Rites of Eleusis


Dates:
Fri Mar 07, 2008 00:00 - Sun Feb 10, 2008

Friday March 7th 2008 - 9pm

Raymond Salvatore Harmon presents

Aleister Crowley's Rites of Eleusis

a 3 channel occult video performance

Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the union of Miss Leila Waddell and Mr Aleister Crowley.

Experimental media artist Raymond Salvatore Harmon will present a live improvised set of 7 films. Each based on the individual rituals in British occultist Aleister Crowley's Rites of Eleusis, first presented at Caxton Hall, London in 1910. Crowley based the rituals of Rites of Eleusis on each of the seven classical planets of antiquity - "Saturn", "Jupiter", "Mars", "Sol" (the Sun), "Venus", "Mercury" and "Luna".

Utilizing the entire text of the rites as subliminal content Harmon will improvise the abstract layers of imagery to a prepared score. Presented in a 3 channel video environment Rites of Eleusis promises to be an updated public occult ritual for the 21st century.

Harmon's previous occult filmworks have been widely regarded as pioneering in the field of occult/transcendental cinema. His treatise Transcendental Cinema (available from GreyLodge Occult Review here: www.greylodge.org/ebooks/Transcendental_Cinema.pdf) outlines the use of experimental cinema/film/video as a medium for use in the expansion of the mental landscape and the exploration of the conscious mind.

Altered states of conscious welcome.

Friday March 7th 2008 - 9pm

The Horse Hospital
30 Colonnade, London, WC1N 1JD, UK
020 78333644
thehorsehospital.com

more info at:
raymondharmon.com