Announcing ⎯ Polia & Blastema ⎯ a cosmic opera

by Gavin Gamboa

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"Bold. There is no one left exploring new imagery and new sound so radically." - Werner Herzog

"Mindblowingly beautiful. Pure seeing and wonder … otherworldiness magic." - Willem Dafoe

Polia & Blastema, E. Elias Merhige's first foray into opera, is a 40 minute gnostic creation myth told through a visual tapestry which journeys into immensely desolate hellscapes of the inorganic as organic folding back onto itself in ever spiraling, fractally superimposing cataclysms of wormhole network (be)longing.

Polia & Blastema is being included in The Brainfeeder Films Collection Vol. 1, a collection of NFTs representing an anthology of short films. The Brainfeeder Film Collection is the first film series that curates the minds of today's most surreal filmmakers, mixing genres of sci-fi, horror and the absurd, to create a mind bending experience that will not be forgotten.

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Aesthetically tempered by aspects of decay, rot, earth, and the meta- myth structure of human cognition, the multi-leveled world of Polia & Blastema is in-formed by Viennese Actionism as much as it is by Eugene Thacker’s notions of “the world without us”, of supernatural horror and dissolution, expressed in the separation and (re)union of two entities who in the end feast on one another in ritualistic ecstasy.

Enjoy these score B-sides, Stems, and Previews. Download comes bundled with Teaser Trailer.

Full Score will become available at a later date.

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released April 3, 2021

Bid on the film through April 9 2021 on OpenSea to be one of the first people to ever to see the film and own the first NFT opera:

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Presented by
Century Guild Creative
Strangeloop Studios
The Teaching Machine

Polia & Blastema
a cosmic opera

Featuring
Nina McNeely
Jasmine Albuquerque

Libretto & Direction
E. Elias Merhige

Creative Direction & Visual Effects Supervisor
David Wexler

Composer & Sound Design
Gavin Gamboa

Cinematography
Jake Bloch

Vocalists
Micaela Tobin
Sharon Chohi Kim

Production Coordinator
Nick Maresh

Animation & Compositing
Alec Maassen
Aron Johnson
Nicholas Juister
David Wexler

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