Following V.Vale thought, a prank can be defined as an invocation to imagination, poetic landscape, the unexpected, a deep level of irony and social criticism. If great pranks create synaesthestesic experiences based on exciting, original and reverberating perfomances, then those criteria can be easily applied to the practice of backmasking. This media jamming involves the action of producing a subliminal message which can be heard by slowing or accelerating a record or spinning it at its contrary. Back masking is done for different purposes but especially to tease the music market and to pump paranoia in the fears of religious fanatists. If we consider its penetration into commercial music production and distribution, we can define it the as one of the last expressions of XX century Pop Art. We recently had been able to slide inside a back masking database of an italian integralist christian association who spent ages to cathalogue every backmasked track. We descovered an incredible treasure of art fragments that we could not resist to steal and play with. We are dedicating this work, through its title, to Kenneth Anger, another visionary poet of incredibly strange culture and subliminal lover of chaos, in his crowliean floating period. Join us for a vynil travel into the darkest sides of pop culture. Celebrate Satan and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
"Invocation to my Demon Brother" had been presented as premiere at " Nacht Bar", the Berlin Porn Film Festival official Party. Two months later it had been coproduced and re-edited with the californian plagiarist group National Cynical Network and presented inside a bigger work called "Invocations" as american premiere inside their digital radio broadcast called: Plundercast.
What is needed
- At least 1 projctor VGA o RCA cabled
- 1 Mixer Allen & Heat Xone 92
- 2 CDJ Pioneer 400 or 800 or 1000
- 1 Microphone
- Rca cables
- 1 Fomet or table 1x2 m