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Profile

Church Of Whatever is the new audiovisual band formed by VJ Entter and HISS, a young bleep-techno producer. They like to say 'to be the supreme Guru of a glorious cult organization, first all you have to be a good person, cynical people cannot learn a trade'.

Expect a fully equipped torrent of chiptunes, pixelated popes on fire running along the screen, the joy of sect, liturgy, theater and shit loads of corporative videos to brain wash your dirty mind. For those who have always wanted to combine the joys of religion with an all-out bleep techno rave. Your prayers have been answered.

Dates

Mapping Festival Geneva 31st May 2014
Miscelanea Barcelona 20th April 2013


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C.O.W.
TEASER

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"—The way to make a million dollars is to start a religion."

VJ Entter realized that, while he was dead, he had received a tremendous inspiration, a great Message which he must impart to others. He sat at his typewriter for six days and nights and nothing came out. Then, 'Church of Whatever' emerged.

Inspiration came during an operation in which VJ Entter "died" for eight minutes. He explains this as a dental extraction performed under nitrous oxide, a chemical known for its hallucinogenic effects.

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BOOM
FOR REAL

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"—Live Art is when an artist chooses to make work directly in front of the audience in space and time."

Convincing people you're retarded is a lot of work. You have to write a book like 'Dianetics' and shit. Convincing them you're smart it's much easier. The suggestions following are simple but very effective.

1) Redefine your audience
2) Invest in visual aids
3) Make mistakes intentionally
4) Be impressive with personal opinion
5) Have fun experimenting

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Pope Francis steals the show at C.O.W. premiere. Photo by Dalal Hadwan, edit by Víctor Arce.

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STEPPING UP
OUR GAME

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"—As is well known, the priests are the most evil enemies."

As is well known, the priests are the most evil enemies—but why? Because they are the most impotent. It is because of their impotence that in them hatred grows to monstrous and uncanny proportions, to the most spiritual and poisonous kind of hatred. The truly great haters in world history have always been priests; likewise the most ingenious haters: other kinds of spirit hardly come into consideration when compared with the spirit of priestly vengefulness.

—Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals/Ecce Homo

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stepping up our game

'Vatican Warz'. Custom Game Software (2013).

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WHAT MAKES A SUPERPOPE
SO SUPER

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"—Religion it's all about proper clothing."

Western Christianity crisis of faith it's due to a lack of style. If Vatican had hired Lady Gaga's stylist, we'd all be sitting around in dark churches, munching magic hosts and listening to repetitive organ music.

The interaction between religion, culture, and dress is fascinating. Dress can be a window into the social world, which is bound by a tacit set of rules, customs, conventions, and rituals that guide leader-to-followers interaction.

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visuals

'Your father'. Pixelart (2013).