The focus of the exhibit is the work of two women who are fairly well known within the occult community but still underappreciated by the general public, Rosaleen Miriam “Roie” Norton, an Australian pantheist known as “The Witch of Kings Cross” and Marjorie Cameron. There’s be several exhibits featuring the latter’s work including a show at MOCA in late 2014 and one in NYC in 2015. Cameron, of course, was one of the main players in the Anger film Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome.
In the article, Anger says of Cameron:
“She was extraordinary – a genuine witch,” Anger says matter-of-factly. “She had powers. Unusual powers. Extra powers. She kind-of knew things before they happened. She loved a full moon.”
During their time living together, Anger was able to observe Cameron at work and painted Anger as Saint Sebastian nailed to the ground with swords. “She considered them talismans. In her lifetime she never sold anything. She didn’t want to be a commercial artist. She had a couple of gallery shows but insisted they were not for sale.”
Mysteriously, Cameron destroyed much of her work. “If she destroyed some of them, it was for magical reasons that the consigned them to the flames. Of course, this sounds insane. If I’d been there I’d have tried to stop her. But it was her business she wanted to do that.”
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