Visiting Film & Video Artists & Speaker Series – Orgone Engery Accumulator
September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Visiting Film & Video Artists & Speaker Series at Binghamton University presents Orgone Energy Accumulator by Kenneth White at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, in Lecture Hall Basement Studio B89. There will also be a screening of Dušan Makavejev’s film ‘WR: Mysteries of the Organism’ (1971, 85 min).
Cinema Prof. Kenneth White presents the Orgone Energy Accumulator, a mysterious device invented by the radical Freudo-Marxist Wilhelm Reich. Reich first designed the Accumulator in 1940, envisioning it as a kind of fallout shelter against rising fascism. Following Reich’s blueprints, Prof. White and the artists Peggy Ahwesh, Keith Sanborn, and Soyoung Yoon, built a new Accumulator. Prof. White will speak about the Accumulator’s purpose, history, and legacy. Followed by a screening of WR: Mysteries of the Organism, the acclaimed film on the life and work of Reich by Dušan Makavejev (1932–2019).