This Saturday, Phantasmaphile‘s Pam Grossman hosts “Mirror Horror” at the Observatory, a brand new event space in Gowanus run collaboratively by seven Brooklyn-based bloggers and artists. Trinie Dalton, Arthur contributor and creator of the multidisciplinary modern myth anthology MYTHTYM, will be giving a visually-enhanced talk on the theme of mirrors in horror films and art, followed by a book signing. Should be a grand old time!
When: Saturday, April 25th, 7pm
Where: Observatory (same building as Proteus Gowanus, Cabinet Magazine, & Morbid Anatomy Library). 543 Union Street (at Nevins), Brooklyn, NY 11215
Subway: R/M to Union Street or F/G to Carroll St. Directions here.
Admission: Free. But bring cash for wine & copies of the gorgeous book, MYTHTYM. Trinie will be happy to sign it for you.
Some more background on Trinie Dalton:
“Trinie Dalton has long made popular zines on variety of subjects. She brings together artists, musicians, critics, novelists and cartoonists in one gorgeous stew. MYTHTYM compiles the best work from her previous zines on Werewolves, mythical beings, and the natural world. But best of all, this volume includes an entirely new, 100-page body of work on the theme of mirrors. This new section will investigate the mirror as a symbolic object in horror stories. The metaphorical mirror within the scope of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. The metaphysical implications of mirroring, especially in the ancient world of alchemy. Reflective surfaces. Disco. The mirror’s role in psychedelic, symmetrical art. The first mirrors to emerge in primitive cultures, and the roles they played in early mythologies. Mirrors as scrying tools. It can branch out from there, into light, rainbows, death, vampirism, magic. Not restricted legally to mirrors by any means. In fact if it were all about mirrors that would be too many mirrors.” — PictureBox, Inc
Download an excerpt from MYTHTYM here.