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De Occulta Philosophia

West Germany, 1984 (MIFF 1986, Video Visions - Video Retrospective - Homage to Gabor Body)

Director: Gabor Body

A journey into the occult world of the 16th century via the computerised editing and synthesizer technologies of the 1980s.

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