In the Observarium

Terra Mysterium has performed some of those most engaging and unforgettable shows I’ve ever seen.  Sometimes immersive, sometimes provocative, often playful, and always fantastic, Terra Mysterium draws upon an ancient tradition of ritual theater.  They are fantastic in all senses of the word.

Terra Mysterium, "In the Observvarium." (Photo by 8 Eyes Photography.)
Terra Mysterium, “In the Observarium.”
(Photo by 8 Eyes Photography.)

You may recall the Gene Wolfe Gala from last year, a celebration of Gene’s incredible body of  work and his contribution to the literary landscape of Chicago. Terra Mysterium performed an audio play adapted by Lawrence Santoro of one of Gene Wolfe’s stories, “The Toy Theatre.”

Terra Mysterium with Gene Wolfe at the Fuller Awards.  (Photo by 8 Eyes Photography)
Terra Mysterium with Gene Wolfe at the Fuller Awards.
(Photo by 8 Eyes Photography)

Well, Terra Mysterium has released their first music video, “In the Observarium,” which was screened at the open screening night at Chicago Filmmakers last month.

The haunting video is set in one of the most unusually decorated apartments in Chicago and has been getting rave reviews.

Check it out. The song is also available for purchase on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-the-observarium-single/id639829989

Full disclosure: My youngest daughter had her onscreen debut as the little girl ghost of Sally Faire in the video. 🙂

Published by Valya

Valya Dudycz Lupescu has been making magic with food and words for more than 20 years, incorporating folklore from her Ukrainian heritage with practices that honor the Earth. She’s a writer, content developer, instructor, and mother of three teenagers. Valya is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Along with Stephen H. Segal, she is the co-author of FORKING GOOD: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of The Good Place and GEEK PARENTING: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family (Quirk Books), and co-founder of the Wyrd Words storytelling laboratory. Valya earned her MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her poetry and prose have been published in anthologies and magazines that include, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Kenyon Review, Culture, Gargoyle Magazine, Gone Lawn, Strange Horizons, Mythic Delirium. You can find her on Twitter @valya.

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