Jul 29, 2012

Phan·tas·ma·go·ria


I came across a word I have not seen, nor said it a very long time. The word is phantasmagoria.

Merriam-Webster defines phantasmagoria as (take your pick):


1
: an exhibition of optical effects and illusions
2
a : a constantly shifting complex succession of things seen or imaginedb : a scene that constantly changes
3
: a bizarre or fantastic combination, collection, or assemblage
I always loved that word and realized that this planet is in need of witnessing more of these types of events.

We need more magical mind blowing moments in our lives.

I'd skip the traditional spooky forms of this illusion, and would prefer something sexy, sublime, and organic.

Hopefully, it will come in the form of the Hedwig sequel,  Viktor wrote about in his blog.

2 comments:

Reneé said...

*shame faced* I looked up the word after seeing Marilyn Manson use it as the title of one of his bits of cinematic perversion that he claimed to be inspired by Lewis Carroll. The stills/vid clips I saw looked as vulgar, depraved, and as drugged-up and nonsensical as you would expect from MM. I don't think the thing will ever released.

Wonder Man said...

I like it