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Week in Review: April 28-May 4

An overview of my creative works made in the last week (and some the week before)

An overview of my creative works made in the last week (and some the week before)


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The Simple, The Sacred, The Very Point of Creation by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Simple, The Sacred, The Very Point of Creation by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

May Queen by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

May Queen by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Pisces by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Pisces by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

No One Will Save Us by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

No One Will Save Us by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Untitled by Joan Pope, possible design for flyer

Untitled by Joan Pope, possible design for flyer


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MUSIC

Élan Vital by Temple ov Saturn, a new 4 song album out now on  Bandcamp .

Élan Vital by Temple ov Saturn, a new 4 song album out now on Bandcamp.


PHOTOS

Come Alive by Joan Pope

Come Alive by Joan Pope

May Queen by Joan Pope

May Queen by Joan Pope


UPCOMING.. ETC…

I will be making announcements soon about some upcoming shows.

My surgery went well, there was no Week in Review post last week because my work pretty much came to a halt for a few days after the procedure. Thanks to everyone who reached out with their concerns and wishes for my recovery.

Since its been almost one year since I released the first Temple ov Saturn EP (Initiate) I am offering 50% of my entire discography on Bandcamp until May 11. Use the code ‘oneyear’ for the discount.

Joan Pope at Sam’s Point Preserve

Joan Pope at Sam’s Point Preserve

Rockland Lake

Rockland Lake


Week in Review: Nov 18-24

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

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The Rise of the Fallen Woman by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Rise of the Fallen Woman by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Power of Hair by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Power of Hair by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Goddess of Sex, Death, Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Goddess of Sex, Death, Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


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MUSIC

Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18


ETC…

I took a break for a few days because of Thanksgiving.

Week in Review: Nov 11-17

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

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A Bitch In Bloom by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

A Bitch In Bloom by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

St. Sebastian in Ecstasy by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

St. Sebastian in Ecstasy by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Father Time and His Progeny by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Father Time and His Progeny by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Revelation by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Revelation by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Left Behind by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Left Behind by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Follow The White Rabbit by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Follow The White Rabbit by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


VIDEO


MUSIC

I worked on a few new songs this week… this is one of them.


UPCOMING… ETC…

Prints by Temple ov Saturn

Prints by Temple ov Saturn

After the Sunday 11/18 show at Secret Project Robot, I’m looking forward to recording some new music, working on my writing, and updating the site.

Week in Review: Sept 9-15

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

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Inner Experience by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

Inner Experience by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

The Greatest Among You Will Be Your Servant by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Greatest Among You Will Be Your Servant by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

You Leave Me On Fire by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

You Leave Me On Fire by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


MUSIC

Messenger of the Gods by Temple ov Saturn, a 3 song EP

Messenger of the Gods by Temple ov Saturn, a 3 song EP

I know… I released an album last week… but here’s some more music.

I also started working on some other new material… for a future album.


VIDEO


PHOTO

Worship Saturn by Joan Pope

Worship Saturn by Joan Pope

Worship Saturn by Joan Pope

Worship Saturn by Joan Pope

Season of the Witch by Joan Pope

Season of the Witch by Joan Pope

Season of the Witch by Joan Pope

Season of the Witch by Joan Pope


EROTICA

For Georges Bataille’s birthday I used the footage from the Bataille Surrealist Erotica episode and cut down to a 2 minute tribute video. I’ve been going through all the episodes of the series and doing this… I’m not sure what I will do with these short versions, but they are less explicit that the originals.

I added a photoset and a video for OnlyFans subscribers this week.

I added a photoset and a video for OnlyFans subscribers this week.

Witchy - Joan Pope

Witchy - Joan Pope

Last year I started working on a video/photo series called “Witchcraft Erotica” that I never finished. I’ve been editing the older footage and filming some new stuff for it. I’m going to cut it all into a short film.


UPCOMING

October 20 - Garner Arts Center - Garnerville, NY - Pope Joan II (DJ SET) at Autumn Electronix II

October 22 - H0L0 - Queens, NY - Temple ov Saturn with KHF, D/S, Matthew Regula more info 

October 6 - Demosphere - Brooklyn, NY - Iam, MAKS, Smomid, Temple ov Saturn more info

Week in Review: September 2-8

An overview of my creative works made during the past week.

An overview of my creative works made during the past week.

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Rhythmn and Pulse by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Rhythmn and Pulse by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Our Lady of Cosmic Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Our Lady of Cosmic Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Sapientia Dei by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Sapientia Dei by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

L'Enracinement by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

L'Enracinement by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Rendez-vous avec Saturne by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Rendez-vous avec Saturne by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

MUSIC

This week I released 'Daughter of the Stars' which is a companion album to my previous release 'Bride of the Sun'

VIDEO

Sonic allegories for making the two into one, and the inner as the outer, and the upper as the lower...

A pairing of two releases by Temple ov Saturn. May induce a state of gnosis.

PHOTO

La petit mort by Joan Pope 

La petit mort by Joan Pope 

Shine on by Joan Pope

Shine on by Joan Pope

UPCOMING... ETC...

Save the date... Temple ov Saturn in Queens on Oct 22.

Save the date... Temple ov Saturn in Queens on Oct 22.

I didn't book any shows this month because I want to work on some recording. Its hard for me to be in a creative mode when I'm practicing for shows. I'll be doing a DJ set (Pope Joan II) on October 20 at Garner Arts Center and then on the 22nd I'm doing a Temple ov Saturn set in Queens. 

If you saw my previous blog post about what happened with my Vimeo on Demand erotic video collections, you'll know that I'm searching for a solution. Maybe its time to put them to rest... I've been starting to edit them down into shorter versions, and plan on making them into a single film. I thought maybe one solution would be to present it somewhere at a film screening... perhaps if I had a solo show of art work, it could be worked into that. If anyone has other ideas.. let me know! 

I need to spend some time this coming week updating this website to be a little bit easier to navigate! Eventually I'd like to do away with the Art(s) pages because the Shop page is basically a duplicate. 

I hope everyone who has check out the new Temple ov Saturn music is enjoying it! 

 

Week In Review: August 5-11

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

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The Holy Mass Of Time And Space by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Holy Mass Of Time And Space by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Vanitas by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Vanitas by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Sea Continuously Jerks Off by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Sea Continuously Jerks Off by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Divine Gifts Of Music and Motion by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Divine Gifts Of Music and Motion by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Spirit Of The Muses by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Spirit Of The Muses by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

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May The Angels Lead You Into Paradise... by Joan Pope

May The Angels Lead You Into Paradise... by Joan Pope

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Next Friday

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MUSIC

A track off the forthcoming Temple ov Saturn album, Daughter Of The Stars

Coming up!

Coming up!

EROTICA

A new addition for  OnlyFans  subscribers

A new addition for OnlyFans subscribers

A new addition for  OnlyFans  subscribers

A new addition for OnlyFans subscribers

UPCOMING... ETC...

Temple ov Saturn at Sunnyvale this coming Friday, August 17th.

Temple ov Saturn at Sunnyvale this coming Friday, August 17th.

Prints

Prints

I will have these prints and many others for sale at my next few shows. They are also for sale in my shop. (I've been slowly adding listings for all my artworks in the shop... if there's a piece you don't see in there yet, please write to me through the contact page.)

Week In Review: July 22-July 28

An overview of my creative works made in the past week. 

An overview of my creative works made in the past week. 

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How Fortunate The Man With None by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

How Fortunate The Man With None by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Basics Of Transmigration: The Departure Of The Ba by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Basics Of Transmigration: The Departure Of The Ba by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Contemplating The Mystery by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Contemplating The Mystery by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Cosmic Joke by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Cosmic Joke by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Our Death Is In Our Wombs by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Our Death Is In Our Wombs by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

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When The Human Heart Becomes Fire (extract)

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MUSIC

I've been working on lots of new Temple ov Saturn material... you can hear clips of it in the videos.  I also did a remix of Ravel's "Daybreak" movement from Daphnis et Chloe. You can download it for free on the Whip Angels Bandcamp...

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Dreamscape by Joan Pope

Dreamscape by Joan Pope

Dreamscape by Joan Pope

Dreamscape by Joan Pope

Dreamscape by Joan Pope

Dreamscape by Joan Pope

UPCOMING... ETC... 

Temple ov Saturn at Sunnyvale, August 17

Temple ov Saturn at Sunnyvale, August 17

I'll be performing at Sunnyvale in Brooklyn on August 17th. I will also be performing a week later on August 30th, also in Brooklyn... details soon... 

There are Temple ov Saturn and SexDeathRebirth prints available in my Shop. I'll be adding a few more this week, but if you'd like a print of an artwork you don't see, please Contact me. I can also do custom sizes. 

Week in Review: June 17-23

An overview of my creative works made in the past week. 

An overview of my creative works made in the past week. 

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The Rebel Angel by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

The Rebel Angel by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

Birth of the Seven Sisters by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

Birth of the Seven Sisters by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

The Big Sleep In Search of Hades by Joan Pope (sexdeathrebirth)

The Big Sleep In Search of Hades by Joan Pope (sexdeathrebirth)

So Falls The World by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

So Falls The World by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

Phenomenal Cat by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

Phenomenal Cat by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

If You Gaze Into The Abyss by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

If You Gaze Into The Abyss by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

Communicating With Higher Worlds by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

Communicating With Higher Worlds by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

The Future Is Vacant by Joan Pope (sexdeathrebirth)

The Future Is Vacant by Joan Pope (sexdeathrebirth)

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The Ecstasy by Joan Pope

The Ecstasy by Joan Pope

△ The Smoking Mirror △

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△ Ghost Dance △

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Into Raptures

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Initiation

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The End Is The Beginning Is The End

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MUSIC

I released a new Temple ov Saturn EP on the Solstice. 

EROTICA

Preview of Rose Crown in  The Erotic Collection

Preview of Rose Crown in The Erotic Collection

UPCOMING, ETC...

An updated flyer for the July 6th show in Brooklyn

An updated flyer for the July 6th show in Brooklyn

Temple ov Saturn prints

Temple ov Saturn prints

I will have these prints (and some others) at the next Temple ov Saturn show. From now on I will be taking custom orders instead of stocking prints. If you would like a print of any of my artwork, please contact me through my contact form. Its better this way so you can request whatever size you'd like for whatever artwork or photo you want. Custom orders are also available internationally. 

 

Week in Review: March 11-17

Week in Review Feb 11-17

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An overview of the creative works I worked on this past week. 

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VIDEO/PHOTO

This is a teaser video for a track on my album Death is Coming featuring lyrics from my book Death is Coming. The full video is part of the Erotic Collection on Vimeo on Demand or via subscription on OnlyFans.

Preview video of a remix I made of Sycamore by Two Silhouettes. Full video in The Erotic Collection or through subscription

A short experimental film, reciting a small piece from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell 

A preview for a Valentine's themed video added to  The Erotic Collection  and  OnlyFans .

A preview for a Valentine's themed video added to The Erotic Collection and OnlyFans.

MUSIC

This week, a remix I made of Sycamore by Two Silhouettes was released. Check it out:

I also made a remix of an older song of mine with some samples from Ix Tab. Check it out:

Month in Review: January 2018

So far, 2018 already feels better than 2017. Overall, its been a good month. Before I overview my works created this month, I want to revise my intention to create a book series related to the Surrealist Erotica stuff. I originally thought I'd do a series of separate books, each one dedicated to a different artist or writer. I've decided to go a different way with it- make one book- that includes my Surrealist-related erotic photos, collages, and other art and literary works created with the techniques of the Surrealists. There will be a run of regularly printed books, and then a special limited edition where the contents are loose in a box, a la Duchamp's Box-in-a-Valise. Follow me on Twitter and Steemit to keep up-to-date on my Surrealist-related works. 


Collages

In Bloom by Joan Pope

In Bloom by Joan Pope


Music

I released a collection of many of my early, instrumental, unfinished works as a free album called Excess on Bandcamp:

I also released a remix of a song I did with Primitive Knot last year. Its also a free download on Bandcamp: 

I also released 2 songs as Pope Joan II, which are more of the classical music remixes I've been doing. The first samples Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusick. I used it as the soundtrack to the Dorothea Tanning episode of the Surrealist Erotica video because she has a painting with the same title. The other remix sampled Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin.

I released a few new tracks on D-sound as well that I will eventually put on Bandcamp as a collection. Check them out: Dream Dealer, Interwar Tension, and Practical Dreamer.


Photography


Erotica

I added some more episodes to the Surrealist Erotica series: Juliet Man Ray, Jacques-Andre Boiffard, Andre Masson, Dorothea Tanning, and Alice Prin. I also added new stuff to OnlyFans and I created a curated "best of" type collection for Vimeo-on-Demand called The Erotic Collection.

Bonus video inspired by a series of Man Ray photos:

Bonus video inspired by Man Ray

Bonus video inspired by Man Ray

I created a "best of" collection called The Erotic Collection available through Vimeo-on-Demand. Its selected videos that have been published already on OnlyFans. I'll be adding to it as time goes on.


Videos

I only made one collage-esque video this month. I made a couple other videos using found footage for some of my music. 


Outings

I don't get out much in general, but in the winter its especially bad. I attended the PBR Buck Off at Madison Square Garden and saw the New York Philharmonic perform Ravel and Debussy. Other than that, I've just been working on my art and music. 

Month in Review: November

November started with the release of Red Unseen, a 3 song EP recorded one evening. 

The month continued with an abundance of collage work. I've slowly adding them to my Gallery page and DeviantArt and anything that moves to YouTube and Giphy, while adding older works too. 

My erotic works had to take a backseat this month. I've spent almost the whole month dealing with a serious health issue. My body needed time to heal and the medication made me feel extremely fatigued and dizzy. I expect to be feeling better soon. Filming new works pretty much came to a halt, but it gave me a chance to finally slow down and get the Surrealist Erotica and The Blue Period films up on Vimeo. I plan on adding more to the Surrealist series, but they take longer to produce. I think my best works are the themed videos. I'm open to suggestions for a secondary theme to work on while I slowly chip away at the Surrealist videos. 

I just want to say that my erotic works are meant to be arousing, but they are also meant to invoke something deeper. Sometimes my energy is weaker, and I think when that happens, it shows. When my energy is stronger, it feels sexual and sacred at once and that's the point. Sex is the ultimate act of creation, the highest and lowest form of art. 

Surrealist Erotica // from Joan Pope on Vimeo.

Ritual invocations of Surrealist artists and literary figures:

Erotique Voilée // inspired by Man Ray
Dream of Venus // inspired by Salvador Dali
The Doll // inspired by Hans Bellmer
Imagine a Bullfight for You Alone // inspired by Laure
The Story of Death and Sensuality // inspired by Georges Bataille

...more to come...

The Blue Period from Joan Pope on Vimeo.

Erotica in Blue Light: a 5-part series

The month closes out with the release of my latest full length album Death is Coming. The album is a companion to my poetry book published earlier this year.

Death is Coming
Death is Coming
By Joan Pope
Photo book

The album features collaborations with a variety of artists that I really enjoyed working with. The day it was released was one of the most traumatic days of my life. This album was supposed to be released on tape, but it couldn't wait. I needed it to be out there, to be shared. The book and the album are a good starting place to start understanding the philosophy behind SexDeathRebirth. So much of my philosophy is communicated through the universal language of symbols. Here, some of it is translated into words, into sounds. Sometimes people ask what has inspired my words.... my main inspirations are comparative myths and religions, gnosticism, alchemy, tantra, catholic saints, Georges Bataille, Laure, Carl Jung, sex, marriage, birth, death... Musically, I draw upon the punk and trip hop influences of my youth, and my obsession with Ravel. It doesn't sound like a punk record, or a trip hop record, or a classical record but all those elements are there. Sometimes it sounds soft and gentle, sometimes the sounds are so piercing they hurt. A union of opposites. 

Show in Brooklyn

whipangels

You may have seen elsewhere that my grandpa died a few days before this show. I was very close to him so its been a rough few weeks. I wrote a little something about him on my steemit blog.

Anyways, despite my emotional exhaustion, I'm glad I performed. Here is a setlist from that night:

1. Angels Descend (death and sex remix)
2. Revolt of Adam and Eve (simone remix)
3. A Loving Prayer (lullaby remix)
4. Witness of Your Depravity (void remix)
5. Sunshine (cris remix)
6. Velvet Worship (krishnamurti remix)

This may have been my last show of the year. Maybe my last show ever in NYC.