San Francisco is currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. This week also marks the dark-side of the city's history. On May 23, 1967 Zeena made her international debut as performance-artist at the first public satanic baptism, orchestrated by her parents' in-house carnival show. She has commemorated the event by creating a personally charged meditative ritual in the form of a soundscape and video collage.
An Excerpt from a 1992 film by Zeena Schreck originally titled "GERMANIA: The Theory of Ruins". Filmed 25 years ago today at crossover from Walpurgisnacht to May Day, at the top of the Harz Mountains in Germany, home of the original Walpurgisnacht.
In this clip, the personification of the May Queen ushers in Springtime with a speech of rejuvenation for the Pagan New Year, the day after Walpurgisnacht.
The raw footage of "GERMANIA: The Theory of Ruins" is being digitally rescued from old VHS master tapes for re-release in a series of theme-oriented short films and sound art recordings by Zeena Schreck.
The subject matter will focus on the history of German music, cinema, art, pagan lore, natural landscapes and architecture.
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R.I.P. Jutta Winkelmann, German director, author and 1/2 of the '60s counter-culture creative partnership with photographer & twin sister Gisela Getty, both of whom were and are (respectively) my friends.
Lighting a candle on my shrine tonight for Jutta;
May she quickly reach the Pure Light of Nirvana.
May her loved ones, and everyone, have peace and freedom from the pain and suffering of loss
and this cyclic existence. May they have happiness and the causes of happiness.
OM AMI DEWA HRI
This is Jutta Winkelman's last interview, from three weeks ago, for the German magazine Der Stern,
Below is a short video clip about the two sisters, in English:
To my Fallen Angel Godfather, wishing him a spectacularly cosmic 90th solar return. -Zeena Schreck
Interview with Zeena recalling memories of her artistic mentor and godfather Kenneth Anger
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Zeena Schreck performing Kali Invocation at Neurotitan Schwarzenberg Gallery Berlin, January 14, 2017
Presented by Viviana Druga for Urban Witches not Bitches#2 Exhibit.
Percussion and shruti box: Brandon Rosenbluth
Background Artwork: Shaltmira
Filmed & edited by
Thorium Heavy Industries
Audio/video engineering by
The Man with the Green Gloves.
ZEENA SCHRECK will be the very speical Mistress of Ceremonies who will open the exhibition URBAN WITCHES NOT BITCHES #2: A PAGAN WHEEL OF THE SEASONS in Berlin, Germany at the Neurotitan Gallery.
Description: Undamaged by the rational mind, the New Feminine inhabits a new realm of uncivilized norms in which the Dark Feminine, so feared by patriarchy, emerges transformed.
Conceived by Vivana Druga, Urban Witches is composed of an exhibition and calendar. Eight women artists have been invited to create installation, performance and sound-based work for the exhibition.
The printed calendar, featuring eight photographic portraits of eight artists (performance artists, sculptors, costume designers and illustrators), forms the basis of the exhibition.
Each portrait symbolizes a festival or 'sabbath' in the Urban Witches 2017 Calendar / A Pagan Wheel of the Seasons, and is represented by an artist fitting the transformative energy of that season. Each portrait was created as part of a ritual during the year 2016.
The Urban Witches 2017 Calendar / A Pagan Wheel of the Seasons is based on the eight seasons of the neo-pagan 'wheel of the year' and its cycles of birth, death and renewal. The wheel of the year developed out of cross-cultural awareness in early modern Europe, influenced by Celtic traditions.
The exhibition runs from Jan. 14-28, 2017.
For more info go to http://www.neurotitan.de/EN/archive/2017/170114_urbanwitches2_en.html
IF YOU MISSED GETTING A 2017 ZEENA CALENDAR: There are still a VERY few left!
First come first serve gets you 10 Euros off. Autograph options in description at http://www.zeenaschreck.com/…/2017_ZEENA_Calendar-Meditatio…
Thanks to writer/journalist Nicholas Diak for these images of his own personally autographed ZEENA calendar!
Twenty-five years ago today, Radio Werewolf ceremonially concluded its seven year sonic-magic cycle with The Zürich Experiment, held at the historic Kaufleuten concert hall, Zurich, Switzerland at Midnight, December 30, 1991. The live track in this post is from that event, digitally remastered in 2012, for The Vinyl Solution - Analog Artifacts: Ritual Instrumentals and Undercover Versions. Video collage by Tony Sokol.
Text to "Prologue: Turn Off, Tune In, Drop Out" :
[Voice: Master of Ceremonies Wolfgang]
Willkommen beim Zürich Experiment.
Sie sind hier zusammengerufen worden, um an einem historischen Experiment in akustischer Magie teilzunehmen. Während der nächsten Minuten wird Ihr Verstand von vielen Jahren Programmierung, Fehlinformationen und gesellschaftlicher Kontrollmechanismen gesäubert und befreit werden.
Heute nacht haben Sie aus freiem Willen eine andere Dimension des Denkens betreten. Am Ende des Experiments werden Sie nicht mehr dieselbe Person sein wie bei Ihrer Ankunft an diesem Ort.
Welcome to the Zurich experiment.
You have been summoned here to participate in a historic experiment in acoustic magic. During the next few minutes, your minds will be cleansed and freed from many years of programming, misinformation and social control mechanisms.
Tonight you have voluntarily entered another dimension of thought. At the end of the experiment, you will not be the same person as you were when you arrived at this location.
[Voice: Alpha She-Wolf Zeena]
Good Evening. You've tuned into Radio Werewolf, the Voice of Terror, broadcasting at a frequency of 666 megahertz. The following is a Transmission of the Nightmare Network.
Prologue: Turn Off, Tune In, Drop Out
The Vinyl Solution
Live at The Zurich Experiment, Dec. 30, 1991
Vocals: Zeena & Wolfgang
Sound recordings: Zeena
Copyright 1991 All Rights Reserved
Visual Choreographer: Tony Sokol
"On this darkest night of the year, may all survivors of war and violence be blessed with strength, perseverance, peace and an end to suffering.
May we take a moment of silent contemplation, during our Yuletide festivities, to honor those who have perished as the result of war and mindless violence."
-Zeena Schreck, Winter Solstice 2016
Photo of Gen. George S. Patton's dog, Willie, mourning Patton's death.
"How awful war is. Think of the waste." -Gen. Patton, moments before the car collision in Heidelburg, Germany that ended his life on Dec. 21, 1945.
Vintage Radio Werewolf & Other Items Newly Added in Featured Products on this site!
Get 30% off everything in Featured Products beginning now until Sunday night (Nov. 27) when using this code: blackweekend16.
We've added many original, rare and hard to find items, including ORIGINAL Radio Werewolf Vinyls: The Lightning and the Sun, Bring Me the Head of Geraldo Rivera, Boots/Witchcraft, The Fiery Summons. ORIGINAL CDs: Christopher Lee Sings Devils, Rogues and Other Villains, Love Conquers All, George Montalba Fantasy in Pipe Organ. Radio Werewolf Vintage memorabilia: Original Radio Werewolf Fenris Wolf Patch, Original 1991 Radio Werewolf Poster. Plus there are only a dozen 2017 ZEENA Calendars remaining.
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In response to the many requests for portraits of Zeena, Kaliyuga Clearing House presents a selection of some of the most iconic images of Zeena throughout her life. Each month highlights an aphorism by Zeena as well.
Options for personalized autograph/New Year's greeting from Zeena are listed in the purchase menu.
This 2017 calendar is printed on fine quality Premium Paper 200 g/m² suitable for cropping and/or framing after use.
Dimensions: 200x300mm / 8”x11½”
Tune in Tuesday night Oct 25th @10PM CET for a NIGHTWATCH Halloween Special, when Zeena will discuss her current music and writing projects and much more. As always there's sure to be surprises! The show will be a double-feature pairing Zeena alongside actor Richard Sammel, currently known for his role as Thomas Eichhorst in the FX vampire horror drama series 'The Strain.' Tune in live on the Nightwatch homepage at: http://www.zombiebloodbath.com/nightwatch/front.html
The Guardsman student newspaper interviews Zeena on a little known period of her life as an arts student at City College of San Francisco & teenage single-mother. During the run up for local election to reinstate CCSF as a free college, Zeena shares her memories and recommends young art students to also explore opportunities in foreign countries that offer state support for the arts and universities. Read the full article HERE
If you're in NYC this weekend: You can pick up a copy of The Zaum of Zeena in real life from the publisher at the eleventh annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 16 to 18, 2016, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.
Go to the HEINZFELLER NILEISIST booth in the zine tent, A21, just to the left upon entering.
Other items offered include:
*A fanzine about opera singer Waltraud Meier, one of the most powerful artists to currently walk this earth - by Frank Haines.
Black and white photocopy, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 68 pages, 35 copies
*The Range, by Alexa Adams and Flora Gill of Ohne Titel. The Range deals with intersections between sport and symbolism to reimagine commercial climbing imagery as disrupted myths of femininity and masculinity.
56 pages, 100 Copies, Black & White on paper
*A limited edition (20) zine by JOE DeNARDO consisting of timeless black and white blowups and new manipulations from his vast archive.
8..5 x 11", black & white photocopy, many wonderful pages
*Reuben Lorch-Miller's new book Sculpture
Original photographs, writing, other documents and a bonus insert.
Each cover is hand printed in three colors by the artist
Black and White 119 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches
Edition of 25. Each is signed and numbered
*Some Random Images Left By Dead People on My Computer 2015-2016
Bank's Violette's new zine which is accurately described in it's title.
Black and White photocopy, 60 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 100 copies
* a new edition of SLEEPING AMONG THE SEA GRAPES by Mike Robson which now includes a photo of the author
* previously published publications which can be seen here
* Occult objects and minerals I brought back from
Esoterik Charley in Bogota, Colombia
New Stained Glass by Frank Haines
This and more is all happening at the NYC ART BOOK FAIR THIS WEEKEND!
THANKS TO CLAUS LAUFENBURG for these rare and legendary concert stills from Radio Werewolf's early '90s European "End of the World" concert tour . These stills are from concert footage Herr Laufenburg filmed for Video Werewolf music documentary videos.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE NEWS ON THIS THEME: A massive video-to-digital transfer project is currently underway to save many of Zeena's archived VHS video cassette tapes for posterity. Plans are to re-release the videos that the stills in this gallery are from, as well as many other vintage Radio Werewolf videos and formerly lost TV and film appearances of Zeena from the 80s and 90s! This will be a laborious, time intensive project. So please have patience. We will keep you posted as new additions to the archives are available.