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Stygian's River

Stygian's River

Tragel 6, Aalst, 9300, Belgium

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About Stygian's River is a crossing of electronic music & visual arts. An event where visitors can experience the sensory illusion of Charon's journey.
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Description Stygian comes to us (by way of Latin stygius and Greek stygios) from Styx, the name of the principal river in Hades, the underworld of the dead in Greek mythology. This is the river over which Charon the boatman was said to ferry the spirits of the dead; the Greeks and Romans would place a coin in the mouth or hand of the deceased to serve as fare. It is also the river by which the gods swore their most binding oaths, according to the epics of Homer. English speakers have been using stygian to mean "of or relating to the river Styx" since the early 16th century. From there the meaning broadened to describe things that are as dark, dreary, and menacing as one might imagine Hades and the river Styx to be.

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Stygian's River is a hybride concept with on the one hand electronic music as the auditory art side and on the other hand visuals arts as the optical art side. The visual arts aspect of the event falls into various parts like lights, visuals, decoration, paintings, sculptures, fashion design and more. Charon the ferryman is playing a central rol in the crossing as it is his duty and punishment to escort the souls of the deceased who had received the rites of burial. Visual & auditory satisfaction how it should be.

Now Charon is departing again once more and has two stops on his schedule where he will moor.

The departure of Charon of his next crossing continues at 18/11/2017.

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🌊 Resident Visual Artist: Malika Maria AtW0rk
🌊 Resident Designer: Phaze One
🌊 Resident Art Collective: TBA
🌊 Resident Venue: De Filatuur
🌊 Resident Venue: Soundfield
🌊 Resident DJ's: Takkar & Ophion / Anchor .

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"And from the chaos of her soul, there flowed a river. Pursue the river..."

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