In December, artist and filmmaker Brian Butler performed Aleister Crowley’s Bartzabel Working ritual for the L&M Arts gallery space in Venice Beach, California. Naturally, because he's not already busy enough, James Franco participated in the ceremony/art performance. The occult collaboration continued with experimental filmmaking icon Kenneth Anger on a video for James Franco and Tim O'Keefe's band, Daddy.
Producer Ted James remixed "Love in the Old Days," which features Anger as a "Priest of Darkness," presiding over a masked ceremony based on Anton LaVey’s Das Tierdrama ritual — inspired by The Island of Doctor Moreau. Butler joined them in the Franco-directed video and also served as the creative director.
Franco may join the artist for a feature film called King Death. We're wondering if it's a spin on Jorg Buttgereit's Der Todesking (Death King). A horror geek can dream, right? In a chat with Interview, Franco talked about his creative admiration for Anger and discussed the video concept further:
"I was asked to do project about a marriage. I wanted to do two marriages and call it The Marriage of Heaven and Hell after Blake. I could think of no one better to preside over the marriage of Hell than Anger. He is a force. A fusion of art, pop culture, magik and sex. He is the voyeur king."
Pay tribute to Satan in the below video.
Warning: NSFW for nudity.
[via Dangerous Minds]