The Temptation of St. Anthony, + post-forest party

This Friday night at 8pm, Colin Dickey will tell us about the Temptation of St. Anthony, the story of the 4th century desert ascetic who was tortured by hordes of demons and would go on to become the patron saint of skin diseases. Topics to be discussed include: epilepsy, ergotism, demonic possession, madness, the scourge of masturbation and its relationship to capitalism, and Flaubert’s very complicated feelings about images, photographic and otherwise.

More info here:

http://machineproject.com/events/2009/08/21/tempting-st-anthony

Then on Saturday night at 8pm, we have a grab-bag of activities all rolled into one oddball night of music, reclaimed forests, motorized surprises and maybe fried noodles. Details here:

http://machineproject.com/events/2009/08/22/party

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