Cory McAbee presents Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Sciences

Cory McAbee presents Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Sciences

PhilaMOCA presents the latest live performance piece from filmmaker/artist Cory McAbee (AMERICAN ASTRONAUT, THE BILLY NAYER SHOW)!

Over the past two decades Cory McAbee has won numerous awards for his science fiction features. As a result he has given lectures and masters classes on art, storytelling, new media and filmmaking at universities, festivals and conferences throughout the world. Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Sciences is a live Sci-Fi event presented in the form of a lecture, complete with a powerpoint presentation that includes music, animation and original artwork that have been created for this event. Topics include Deep Astronomy, transdimensional drifting, time perception, the proper way to view the universe and the reason that humans exist. All performances are being documented for use in an upcoming feature film written and directed by Cory McAbee.

Cory McAbee is best known as writer, director, songwriter and composer for the award-winning feature films, The American Astronaut (2001), Stingray Sam (2009), Crazy and Thief (2012) and as singer/songwriter for the internationally acclaimed musical group The Billy Nayer Show (1989–2011). In 2012 McAbee founded the international arts collaborative, Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club with the goal of creating a globally generated feature film. From 2012 through 2014 McAbee performed concerts in support of this project throughout the US, Europe and Australia. In January of 2015 McAbee recorded and produced his first solo album entitled, Small Star Seminar, which premiered in Wroclaw, Poland in March, 2015. The album was appropriated by the collaborative and has become a catalyst for the film’s narrative.

“Cory McAbee, the ingenious, idiosyncratic talent”
- Fimmaker Magazine (USA)

Cory McAbee “is on fire. A very polite fire, but a fire nonetheless.”
- OZY Media (USA)

“Cory McAbee lives his life as a real work of fiction.”
- Brasileiros (Brazil)

Doors 7:00, Performance 7:30, $10 admission

531 N. 12th Street



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