jjbrine:

That’s My Soldier of Solipsism on ALAN’S WALL at VECTOR Gallery
He seems to feel All Things at once.  Do you?
/*\ We Change The Maps, We Change The World /*\
jjbrine:

That’s My Soldier of Solipsism on ALAN’S WALL at VECTOR Gallery
He seems to feel All Things at once.  Do you?
/*\ We Change The Maps, We Change The World /*\
jjbrine:

That’s My Soldier of Solipsism on ALAN’S WALL at VECTOR Gallery
He seems to feel All Things at once.  Do you?
/*\ We Change The Maps, We Change The World /*\
jjbrine:

That’s My Soldier of Solipsism on ALAN’S WALL at VECTOR Gallery
He seems to feel All Things at once.  Do you?
/*\ We Change The Maps, We Change The World /*\
jjbrine:

That’s My Soldier of Solipsism on ALAN’S WALL at VECTOR Gallery
He seems to feel All Things at once.  Do you?
/*\ We Change The Maps, We Change The World /*\
jjbrine:

That’s My Soldier of Solipsism on ALAN’S WALL at VECTOR Gallery
He seems to feel All Things at once.  Do you?
/*\ We Change The Maps, We Change The World /*\

jjbrine:

That’s My Soldier of Solipsism on ALAN’S WALL at VECTOR Gallery

He seems to feel All Things at once.  Do you?

/*\ We Change The Maps, We Change The World /*\

(via vectorgallery)

vectorgallery:

An impossible, inconceivable event that will never occur is taking place at Vector Gallery on September 11, 2021 at 8PM. The 1960s, a decade that spanned over half a century, will formally end and PostHumanity will Post-Itself. Take the hypnotic suggestion and see the Night for what it will become. "AWAIT WHAT AWAITS YOU"
***Everything about this nevent will remain TOP SECRET until the night of its unfolding***
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
vectorgallery:

An impossible, inconceivable event that will never occur is taking place at Vector Gallery on September 11, 2021 at 8PM. The 1960s, a decade that spanned over half a century, will formally end and PostHumanity will Post-Itself. Take the hypnotic suggestion and see the Night for what it will become. "AWAIT WHAT AWAITS YOU"
***Everything about this nevent will remain TOP SECRET until the night of its unfolding***
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
vectorgallery:

An impossible, inconceivable event that will never occur is taking place at Vector Gallery on September 11, 2021 at 8PM. The 1960s, a decade that spanned over half a century, will formally end and PostHumanity will Post-Itself. Take the hypnotic suggestion and see the Night for what it will become. "AWAIT WHAT AWAITS YOU"
***Everything about this nevent will remain TOP SECRET until the night of its unfolding***
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
vectorgallery:

An impossible, inconceivable event that will never occur is taking place at Vector Gallery on September 11, 2021 at 8PM. The 1960s, a decade that spanned over half a century, will formally end and PostHumanity will Post-Itself. Take the hypnotic suggestion and see the Night for what it will become. "AWAIT WHAT AWAITS YOU"
***Everything about this nevent will remain TOP SECRET until the night of its unfolding***
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

vectorgallery:

An impossible, inconceivable event that will never occur is taking place at Vector Gallery on September 11, 2021 at 8PM. The 1960s, a decade that spanned over half a century, will formally end and PostHumanity will Post-Itself. Take the hypnotic suggestion and see the Night for what it will become. 

"AWAIT WHAT AWAITS YOU"

***Everything about this nevent will remain TOP SECRET until the night of its unfolding***

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

(via vectorgallery)

jjbrine:

All facets of reality are now subject to processing and reprocessing for the purposes of our prosperity.  Merci ALAN!

(via crimeislord)

artawards:

THE AWARD
for Best New Art Gallery 
goes to
VECTOR Gallery  -  
"The Official Art Gallery of Satan"
Truly the most spiritually refreshing, not to mention entertaining, art gallery in New York at this time.  Go buy a special soul from owner JJ Brine or sell whatever is left of your own.
artawards:

THE AWARD
for Best New Art Gallery 
goes to
VECTOR Gallery  -  
"The Official Art Gallery of Satan"
Truly the most spiritually refreshing, not to mention entertaining, art gallery in New York at this time.  Go buy a special soul from owner JJ Brine or sell whatever is left of your own.
artawards:

THE AWARD
for Best New Art Gallery 
goes to
VECTOR Gallery  -  
"The Official Art Gallery of Satan"
Truly the most spiritually refreshing, not to mention entertaining, art gallery in New York at this time.  Go buy a special soul from owner JJ Brine or sell whatever is left of your own.
artawards:

THE AWARD
for Best New Art Gallery 
goes to
VECTOR Gallery  -  
"The Official Art Gallery of Satan"
Truly the most spiritually refreshing, not to mention entertaining, art gallery in New York at this time.  Go buy a special soul from owner JJ Brine or sell whatever is left of your own.

artawards:

THE AWARD

for Best New Art Gallery 

goes to

VECTOR Gallery  -  

"The Official Art Gallery of Satan"

Truly the most spiritually refreshing, not to mention entertaining, art gallery in New York at this time.  Go buy a special soul from owner JJ Brine or sell whatever is left of your own.

(via crimeislord)

vectorgallery:

Every single thing about this place makes me feel like being sick to my fucking stomach.
Aug4bymau5keteer123


 The Vector Gallery located on 154 East Broadway, New York is the first Satanic art gallery in the Lower East Side- and the first I’ve ever seen that’s permanent.That link is to their official tumblr, and you can find most of this information there, but only at the cost of feeling like part of your soul has died.In fact, in order to be able to enter the back room of the gallery, you literally have to formally sell your soul to Satan. I shit you not.The artist himself, JJ Brine, has declared it “The Official Art Gallery of Satan” and has stated in interviews that the place is, in and of itself, a living entity. He has claimed that certain things have fallen off walls and rearranged themselves, and that the gallery sends messages to him. The gallery is said to have a very strong, unique energy of its own- an energy I feel simply from even looking at the images of it.JJ has also founded and lead a new religious he calls “Vectorism”.The difference between Vectorism and Satanism are that Vectorism actually recognises Satan as lord and saviour. This is not the ideology that Satanism is founded upon, which is that you’re free to believe and do whatever you want without consequence. You’re your own god. But not with Vectorism, no. With Vectorism, Satan is GOD and is to be respected, feared, and worshipped. They hold religious ceremonies as well.The walls are littered with “post-human art”, a term he claims Satan chose. The entire gallery is littered with art dedicated to Satan, Charles Manson (whom has been named their church’s official religious leader), desecration of classical art, hooved and horned creatures with outreached hands and warm smiles, Baphomet-like figures, and yes- heaps upon heaps of Illuminati-related symbolism. It’s also full to the brim with all sorts of reflective materials, mirrors, silver spray paint, glitter, bright neon lights, etc.This man is leading a movement all of its own, and it’s rapidly gaining in popularity.This man is sick, and he is dangerous.I wish all of this was one great big joke- but unfortunately, it most certainly doesn’t seem to be whatsoever.

http://powerofdeception.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/every-single-thing-about-this-place-makes-me-feel-like-being-sick-to-my-fucking-stomach/

This entry was posted in Still Imagery and tagged All Seeing Eye, duality,evil, Illuminati, illuminati symbolism, luciferianism, mass programming, Mind Control, MK Ultra, monarch programming, Occult Elite, satanic, Satanism,Symbolism, vector gallery, vectorism.
vectorgallery:

Every single thing about this place makes me feel like being sick to my fucking stomach.
Aug4bymau5keteer123


 The Vector Gallery located on 154 East Broadway, New York is the first Satanic art gallery in the Lower East Side- and the first I’ve ever seen that’s permanent.That link is to their official tumblr, and you can find most of this information there, but only at the cost of feeling like part of your soul has died.In fact, in order to be able to enter the back room of the gallery, you literally have to formally sell your soul to Satan. I shit you not.The artist himself, JJ Brine, has declared it “The Official Art Gallery of Satan” and has stated in interviews that the place is, in and of itself, a living entity. He has claimed that certain things have fallen off walls and rearranged themselves, and that the gallery sends messages to him. The gallery is said to have a very strong, unique energy of its own- an energy I feel simply from even looking at the images of it.JJ has also founded and lead a new religious he calls “Vectorism”.The difference between Vectorism and Satanism are that Vectorism actually recognises Satan as lord and saviour. This is not the ideology that Satanism is founded upon, which is that you’re free to believe and do whatever you want without consequence. You’re your own god. But not with Vectorism, no. With Vectorism, Satan is GOD and is to be respected, feared, and worshipped. They hold religious ceremonies as well.The walls are littered with “post-human art”, a term he claims Satan chose. The entire gallery is littered with art dedicated to Satan, Charles Manson (whom has been named their church’s official religious leader), desecration of classical art, hooved and horned creatures with outreached hands and warm smiles, Baphomet-like figures, and yes- heaps upon heaps of Illuminati-related symbolism. It’s also full to the brim with all sorts of reflective materials, mirrors, silver spray paint, glitter, bright neon lights, etc.This man is leading a movement all of its own, and it’s rapidly gaining in popularity.This man is sick, and he is dangerous.I wish all of this was one great big joke- but unfortunately, it most certainly doesn’t seem to be whatsoever.

http://powerofdeception.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/every-single-thing-about-this-place-makes-me-feel-like-being-sick-to-my-fucking-stomach/

This entry was posted in Still Imagery and tagged All Seeing Eye, duality,evil, Illuminati, illuminati symbolism, luciferianism, mass programming, Mind Control, MK Ultra, monarch programming, Occult Elite, satanic, Satanism,Symbolism, vector gallery, vectorism.
vectorgallery:

Every single thing about this place makes me feel like being sick to my fucking stomach.
Aug4bymau5keteer123


 The Vector Gallery located on 154 East Broadway, New York is the first Satanic art gallery in the Lower East Side- and the first I’ve ever seen that’s permanent.That link is to their official tumblr, and you can find most of this information there, but only at the cost of feeling like part of your soul has died.In fact, in order to be able to enter the back room of the gallery, you literally have to formally sell your soul to Satan. I shit you not.The artist himself, JJ Brine, has declared it “The Official Art Gallery of Satan” and has stated in interviews that the place is, in and of itself, a living entity. He has claimed that certain things have fallen off walls and rearranged themselves, and that the gallery sends messages to him. The gallery is said to have a very strong, unique energy of its own- an energy I feel simply from even looking at the images of it.JJ has also founded and lead a new religious he calls “Vectorism”.The difference between Vectorism and Satanism are that Vectorism actually recognises Satan as lord and saviour. This is not the ideology that Satanism is founded upon, which is that you’re free to believe and do whatever you want without consequence. You’re your own god. But not with Vectorism, no. With Vectorism, Satan is GOD and is to be respected, feared, and worshipped. They hold religious ceremonies as well.The walls are littered with “post-human art”, a term he claims Satan chose. The entire gallery is littered with art dedicated to Satan, Charles Manson (whom has been named their church’s official religious leader), desecration of classical art, hooved and horned creatures with outreached hands and warm smiles, Baphomet-like figures, and yes- heaps upon heaps of Illuminati-related symbolism. It’s also full to the brim with all sorts of reflective materials, mirrors, silver spray paint, glitter, bright neon lights, etc.This man is leading a movement all of its own, and it’s rapidly gaining in popularity.This man is sick, and he is dangerous.I wish all of this was one great big joke- but unfortunately, it most certainly doesn’t seem to be whatsoever.

http://powerofdeception.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/every-single-thing-about-this-place-makes-me-feel-like-being-sick-to-my-fucking-stomach/

This entry was posted in Still Imagery and tagged All Seeing Eye, duality,evil, Illuminati, illuminati symbolism, luciferianism, mass programming, Mind Control, MK Ultra, monarch programming, Occult Elite, satanic, Satanism,Symbolism, vector gallery, vectorism.
vectorgallery:

Every single thing about this place makes me feel like being sick to my fucking stomach.
Aug4bymau5keteer123


 The Vector Gallery located on 154 East Broadway, New York is the first Satanic art gallery in the Lower East Side- and the first I’ve ever seen that’s permanent.That link is to their official tumblr, and you can find most of this information there, but only at the cost of feeling like part of your soul has died.In fact, in order to be able to enter the back room of the gallery, you literally have to formally sell your soul to Satan. I shit you not.The artist himself, JJ Brine, has declared it “The Official Art Gallery of Satan” and has stated in interviews that the place is, in and of itself, a living entity. He has claimed that certain things have fallen off walls and rearranged themselves, and that the gallery sends messages to him. The gallery is said to have a very strong, unique energy of its own- an energy I feel simply from even looking at the images of it.JJ has also founded and lead a new religious he calls “Vectorism”.The difference between Vectorism and Satanism are that Vectorism actually recognises Satan as lord and saviour. This is not the ideology that Satanism is founded upon, which is that you’re free to believe and do whatever you want without consequence. You’re your own god. But not with Vectorism, no. With Vectorism, Satan is GOD and is to be respected, feared, and worshipped. They hold religious ceremonies as well.The walls are littered with “post-human art”, a term he claims Satan chose. The entire gallery is littered with art dedicated to Satan, Charles Manson (whom has been named their church’s official religious leader), desecration of classical art, hooved and horned creatures with outreached hands and warm smiles, Baphomet-like figures, and yes- heaps upon heaps of Illuminati-related symbolism. It’s also full to the brim with all sorts of reflective materials, mirrors, silver spray paint, glitter, bright neon lights, etc.This man is leading a movement all of its own, and it’s rapidly gaining in popularity.This man is sick, and he is dangerous.I wish all of this was one great big joke- but unfortunately, it most certainly doesn’t seem to be whatsoever.

http://powerofdeception.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/every-single-thing-about-this-place-makes-me-feel-like-being-sick-to-my-fucking-stomach/

This entry was posted in Still Imagery and tagged All Seeing Eye, duality,evil, Illuminati, illuminati symbolism, luciferianism, mass programming, Mind Control, MK Ultra, monarch programming, Occult Elite, satanic, Satanism,Symbolism, vector gallery, vectorism.
vectorgallery:

Every single thing about this place makes me feel like being sick to my fucking stomach.
Aug4bymau5keteer123


 The Vector Gallery located on 154 East Broadway, New York is the first Satanic art gallery in the Lower East Side- and the first I’ve ever seen that’s permanent.That link is to their official tumblr, and you can find most of this information there, but only at the cost of feeling like part of your soul has died.In fact, in order to be able to enter the back room of the gallery, you literally have to formally sell your soul to Satan. I shit you not.The artist himself, JJ Brine, has declared it “The Official Art Gallery of Satan” and has stated in interviews that the place is, in and of itself, a living entity. He has claimed that certain things have fallen off walls and rearranged themselves, and that the gallery sends messages to him. The gallery is said to have a very strong, unique energy of its own- an energy I feel simply from even looking at the images of it.JJ has also founded and lead a new religious he calls “Vectorism”.The difference between Vectorism and Satanism are that Vectorism actually recognises Satan as lord and saviour. This is not the ideology that Satanism is founded upon, which is that you’re free to believe and do whatever you want without consequence. You’re your own god. But not with Vectorism, no. With Vectorism, Satan is GOD and is to be respected, feared, and worshipped. They hold religious ceremonies as well.The walls are littered with “post-human art”, a term he claims Satan chose. The entire gallery is littered with art dedicated to Satan, Charles Manson (whom has been named their church’s official religious leader), desecration of classical art, hooved and horned creatures with outreached hands and warm smiles, Baphomet-like figures, and yes- heaps upon heaps of Illuminati-related symbolism. It’s also full to the brim with all sorts of reflective materials, mirrors, silver spray paint, glitter, bright neon lights, etc.This man is leading a movement all of its own, and it’s rapidly gaining in popularity.This man is sick, and he is dangerous.I wish all of this was one great big joke- but unfortunately, it most certainly doesn’t seem to be whatsoever.

http://powerofdeception.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/every-single-thing-about-this-place-makes-me-feel-like-being-sick-to-my-fucking-stomach/

This entry was posted in Still Imagery and tagged All Seeing Eye, duality,evil, Illuminati, illuminati symbolism, luciferianism, mass programming, Mind Control, MK Ultra, monarch programming, Occult Elite, satanic, Satanism,Symbolism, vector gallery, vectorism.

vectorgallery:

Every single thing about this place makes me feel like being sick to my fucking stomach.

(via vectorgallery)

Q

rachreilly asked:

why did u follow me omg ... im so scared ...

A

jjbrine:

Eye am The Devil, and Eye am here to do The Devil’s Work.

bobsbiscuits:

i visited vectorgallery last night in a nightmare and woke up in a dream

(via jjbrine)

Q

shove-it-up-my-anus asked:

Find Jesus please sweetheart. Bless.

A

jjbrine:

He goes by the name of SATAN now.

(THE ANTICHRIST IS JESUS CHRIST)

thelabiancasband:

(Excavated Demo From Charles Manson is Jesus Christ Recording Sessions : Thank You ALAN)

MANY OF US

WE PASS ON THROUGH THE LAND

NOT OF DIRT AND PLANTED SEED

BUT TO GROW DEEP DOWN INSIDE

BEHIND THE SOUL OF THE HOLLOW MAN

THERE’S ROOM FOR MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE OF HE

WHO OTHERWISE WAS BLIND WOULD NEVER SEE

THE STATION AND THE ORDER OF DEMANDS

FOR WHAT WE NEED

THERE ARE MANY OF US INSIDE THIS MAN

MANY OF US INSIDE THIS MAN

WE WATCH AND WAIT

WE CANNOT STAND WITHOUT THE BODY PLAN

OUR LOT OF PROPERTY

A PLOT TO BUILD UPON WITH OUR MYRIAD HANDS

THERE ARE MANY OF US INSIDE THIS MAN

MANY OF US INSIDE THIS MAN

PLEASE UNDERSTAND 

ONE BY ONE OUR NAMES ARE SCORED BENEATH THE SKIN

WE KEEP THE RECORD FOR POSTERITY 

WE’RE GRANTED SAFETY 

AND WE’RE GUIDING HIM ON THROUGH THE LAND

THERE ARE MANY OF US INSIDE THIS MAN

MANY OF US INSIDE THIS MAN

NONE OF US IS LONELY 

WE TRAVEL IN A BAND

WE HAVE OUR STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

ONE IS MIGHTY, ONE IS FEW

ONE DAY WE WILL JUMP RIGHT OUT AND DANCE

THERE ARE MANY OF US INSIDE THIS MAN

MANY OF US INSIDE THIS MAN

WE SEND OUR MESSAGES IN CONCERT 

WE’RE DRAWING PIGS OUT TO THE WATER

WE’LL REACH YOU WHEN WE CAN

THERE ARE MANY OF US INSIDE THIS MAN

MANY OF US INSIDE THIS MAN

(via jjbrine)

sundegai:

A new conceptual art destination on the Lower East Side, VECTOR Gallery is the most interesting phenomenon in New York. Indeed, VECTOR is the forerunner of Posthuman Art (a term coined by The Devil Himself). It is a sentient space with a palpable energy that has to be experienced firsthand.

VECTOR Gallery is The AntiChrist. The AntiChrist is Jesus Christ.

154 East Broadway

NYC, NY 10002

Ph: 213-509-4101

(via jjbrine)

councilofthirteen:

THE CROWN PRINCE OF HELL, JJ BRINE
councilofthirteen:

THE CROWN PRINCE OF HELL, JJ BRINE
councilofthirteen:

THE CROWN PRINCE OF HELL, JJ BRINE

Q

fierceorfarce asked:

Thank you for the follow ; it's an honor!

A

jjbrine:

/*\

sailorastr0:

vectorgallery i thought you would like the fact that i made you part of my newspaper, i want to visit your gallery, er shrine, i feel a strong pull from it, sadly i am in California, but i want to see the beauty, and see the gratification our Lord Satan recieve. 

anyhow this is my newspaper, tell me what you think

(via jjbrine)

vectorgallery:

††† JJ BRINE  ††† 
CROWN PRINCE OF HELL
vectorgallery:

††† JJ BRINE  ††† 
CROWN PRINCE OF HELL

vectorgallery:

† JJ BRINE   

CROWN PRINCE OF HELL

(via councilofthirteen)

vectorgallery:


JJ Brine Will Let You Into His Back Room, But the Price Is Your Soul
JJ Brine, founder of the Lower East Side’s only Satanic art gallery, is not your typical interview subject. Straightforward questions simply do not work on the curator and artist-in-residence of “the Official Art Gallery of SATAN.” There were several times during our talk when Brine stared back at me — amidst imagery of Charles Manson and Baphomet the Sabbatic Goat — as if to say, “What the hell are you talking about?”“Where are you from originally?”
“Well, that I don’t remember,” JJ responded.
In fact, the word “typical” cannot be applied to JJ in any sense of the word. For one, he’s not a typical artiste. He denies his own agency, to a degree, in whatever is taking place at Vector. “Satan is in complete control of it,” he explained. A shiny placard bearing the letter C fell to the floor. “See, these things are not being restrained, they rearrange themselves,” JJ pointed out. “It’s like suggestions. I appreciate it. It’s a form of communication that is quite fulfilling.”
This is all despite the fact the gallery is filled entirely with his own work at the moment. And JJ describes the space as intrinsically connected to his mind: “I’ve put my brain on display, or my brain has put itself on display.”
If you haven’t already guessed that something’s up, JJ is a Satanist, or more accurately, a Vectorian. “Well, I’m kind of leading myself from another time, so I’m kind of like a puppet,” he explained. “I’m responding as I’m being triggered, and I’m responding as I’m receiving my lines.”
But JJ isn’t your cookie-cutter Satanist. For one, he does not prescribe to the tenants of the Satanic Temple, an organization that is mainly defined by its atheism and adeptness at trollingreligious fanatics. “This is its own faith, and it certainly doesn’t enshrine atheism,” JJ said. “I believe in all things. The devil is the lord and the lord is the devil. So I don’t know what people mean when they talk about a difference between something that’s literal or real, but certainly I would not say that this or that thing is not real.”
In fact, Brine, who also answers to President of the Satanic State of Vector, says he is the founder of Vectorism, a new religion. “But you could also say that I’m an instrument of the devil,” he clarified.
JJ invited me to have a look around his gallery in anticipation of next week’s official opening night of Vector Gallery (2.0). Vector has relocated to a space on East Broadway in the Lower East Side after having its lease swept out from under it at its Clinton Street location.
On Wednesday evening I walked into the storefront. I looked around and JJ was nowhere to be found. The lights were on, though a big dim. At first I was a little disoriented, as red, blue, and fluorescent lights flickered around the rectangular front room, bouncing off the reflective foil-covered walls, the mirrors, and the cacophony of objects covered in silver spray paint. The place seemed enormous as first.
“Hello?” I made my way to the back room. The door was partially ajar. I looked in and called out for JJ. No answer. I was about to creep in further when I spun around to find JJ coming through the front door. He wore a black t-shirt with geometrical designs, black pants and platform shoes, his hair was a powdery bluish-green, adorned with a crown made of delicate branches spotted with blossoms.
The front section of Vector is flanked with portraits of Charles Manson, his forehead swastika swapped out for the vector symbol (JJ has dubbed him the “Supreme Leader” of the sovereign state of Vector), fake flowers and grass patches, and one notable portrait of a four-headed hellhoundish Condoleezza Rice– “embodying the intelligence that animates all life,” JJ explained.
In many ways, Vector is not simply a gallery. JJ and the 15 or so other “ministers” he says are involved in the effort understand it as a “sovereign nation,” complete with its own time zone, its own culture, mythology, symbology, religion, placement on the evolutionary spectrum (post-human), and even its own enemies. Back in 2013, when Vector was first founded, it declared it was seceding from the United States to wage a “psychic war” against the nation, and announced it was advancing to the year 2020 (it is now the year 2021).
JJ said that weapons and violence are not tools in waging this war, rather it’s more about ideas. “If in terms of what you’re killing is an established thought with a new thought, then how does one fight an ideology with guns?” he wondered aloud.
Suddenly I realized just how easily I’d adjusted to speaking with JJ on his own terms. I had stopped even asking “normal” questions. But I had grown severely curious, how does JJ communicate with others? How does he move through this city?
“Do you, as a sovereign state, find it productive to engage with the outside world? Do you still have relations?”
“Diplomatic ones,” he replied.
I wondered if JJ had ever experienced any opposition from the outside world, maybe even harassment. After all, Vector is “always open,” JJ said. Plenty of visitors have stopped by uninvited, unannounced. “People are drawn here.”
Generally, JJ said, hate was not a popular reaction. However there is one exception. JJ told me a story of how “an entire congregation” had gathered outside once with signs that said “We Love Jesus, We Hate this Gallery.” Though unfortunately the details are hazy.
Vector Gallery photographs well, but speaking with JJ is essential to the full experience. The setting only acquires complexity when the master is present. For instance, that door to the backroom seemed totally inconsequential until he explained it.
“You can create as many versions of yourself as you need, it can be manufactured,” JJ told me. This might sound familiar, and in a way JJ does ascribe to some aspects of that Warholian, seamless-fusion-between-art-and-life shtick, but there’s something a bit different going on here. JJ didn’t like to talk about himself, at least in the first-person singular sense of the word, unless pushed to do so. But if visitors allow themselves to be immersed in the Vector Gallery (i.e. the Vectorian) experience (as what seems to be the point of an outsider stopping by such a place anyway) and concede to JJ’s claims that he is nothing more than a conduit of the devil, then JJ himself matters little.
“Specificity is such a vice,” JJ explained. “It’s when you lose focus, really, when you zoom in. Unless you zoom in so far that you can’t see any of the details because the details are the big picture.”
To JJ, there isn’t even a graspable expanse of time that existed before Vector Gallery:
“What was happening before the gallery existed?” I asked.
“Before Christ?”
“Well…”
“It’s the Anti-Christ, and the Anti-Christ is Jesus Christ. I don’t even know, I’m not even sure this is the same entity. It would be like remarking on someone else’s life. I was doing whatever I was doing, I’m pretty sure it must have led me to this place. I must have been collaborating with myself in various dimensions. Everything aspires to breathe, so maybe I gave it a respirator.”
Vector will open its doors for its innaugural event on Friday, August 1. JJ promises there will be music and rituals. “It’s always quite chaotic, and sublime, and diabolical,” he said. Though JJ says most of his time will be spent in the back room: “And as you can see, the cost of entering [it] is your soul. Anyone who goes back there has forfeited their immortal soul forever.”
http://bedfordandbowery.com/2014/07/jj-brine-will-let-you-into-his-back-room-but-the-price-is-your-soul/#
BY NICOLE DISSER
  
vectorgallery:


JJ Brine Will Let You Into His Back Room, But the Price Is Your Soul
JJ Brine, founder of the Lower East Side’s only Satanic art gallery, is not your typical interview subject. Straightforward questions simply do not work on the curator and artist-in-residence of “the Official Art Gallery of SATAN.” There were several times during our talk when Brine stared back at me — amidst imagery of Charles Manson and Baphomet the Sabbatic Goat — as if to say, “What the hell are you talking about?”“Where are you from originally?”
“Well, that I don’t remember,” JJ responded.
In fact, the word “typical” cannot be applied to JJ in any sense of the word. For one, he’s not a typical artiste. He denies his own agency, to a degree, in whatever is taking place at Vector. “Satan is in complete control of it,” he explained. A shiny placard bearing the letter C fell to the floor. “See, these things are not being restrained, they rearrange themselves,” JJ pointed out. “It’s like suggestions. I appreciate it. It’s a form of communication that is quite fulfilling.”
This is all despite the fact the gallery is filled entirely with his own work at the moment. And JJ describes the space as intrinsically connected to his mind: “I’ve put my brain on display, or my brain has put itself on display.”
If you haven’t already guessed that something’s up, JJ is a Satanist, or more accurately, a Vectorian. “Well, I’m kind of leading myself from another time, so I’m kind of like a puppet,” he explained. “I’m responding as I’m being triggered, and I’m responding as I’m receiving my lines.”
But JJ isn’t your cookie-cutter Satanist. For one, he does not prescribe to the tenants of the Satanic Temple, an organization that is mainly defined by its atheism and adeptness at trollingreligious fanatics. “This is its own faith, and it certainly doesn’t enshrine atheism,” JJ said. “I believe in all things. The devil is the lord and the lord is the devil. So I don’t know what people mean when they talk about a difference between something that’s literal or real, but certainly I would not say that this or that thing is not real.”
In fact, Brine, who also answers to President of the Satanic State of Vector, says he is the founder of Vectorism, a new religion. “But you could also say that I’m an instrument of the devil,” he clarified.
JJ invited me to have a look around his gallery in anticipation of next week’s official opening night of Vector Gallery (2.0). Vector has relocated to a space on East Broadway in the Lower East Side after having its lease swept out from under it at its Clinton Street location.
On Wednesday evening I walked into the storefront. I looked around and JJ was nowhere to be found. The lights were on, though a big dim. At first I was a little disoriented, as red, blue, and fluorescent lights flickered around the rectangular front room, bouncing off the reflective foil-covered walls, the mirrors, and the cacophony of objects covered in silver spray paint. The place seemed enormous as first.
“Hello?” I made my way to the back room. The door was partially ajar. I looked in and called out for JJ. No answer. I was about to creep in further when I spun around to find JJ coming through the front door. He wore a black t-shirt with geometrical designs, black pants and platform shoes, his hair was a powdery bluish-green, adorned with a crown made of delicate branches spotted with blossoms.
The front section of Vector is flanked with portraits of Charles Manson, his forehead swastika swapped out for the vector symbol (JJ has dubbed him the “Supreme Leader” of the sovereign state of Vector), fake flowers and grass patches, and one notable portrait of a four-headed hellhoundish Condoleezza Rice– “embodying the intelligence that animates all life,” JJ explained.
In many ways, Vector is not simply a gallery. JJ and the 15 or so other “ministers” he says are involved in the effort understand it as a “sovereign nation,” complete with its own time zone, its own culture, mythology, symbology, religion, placement on the evolutionary spectrum (post-human), and even its own enemies. Back in 2013, when Vector was first founded, it declared it was seceding from the United States to wage a “psychic war” against the nation, and announced it was advancing to the year 2020 (it is now the year 2021).
JJ said that weapons and violence are not tools in waging this war, rather it’s more about ideas. “If in terms of what you’re killing is an established thought with a new thought, then how does one fight an ideology with guns?” he wondered aloud.
Suddenly I realized just how easily I’d adjusted to speaking with JJ on his own terms. I had stopped even asking “normal” questions. But I had grown severely curious, how does JJ communicate with others? How does he move through this city?
“Do you, as a sovereign state, find it productive to engage with the outside world? Do you still have relations?”
“Diplomatic ones,” he replied.
I wondered if JJ had ever experienced any opposition from the outside world, maybe even harassment. After all, Vector is “always open,” JJ said. Plenty of visitors have stopped by uninvited, unannounced. “People are drawn here.”
Generally, JJ said, hate was not a popular reaction. However there is one exception. JJ told me a story of how “an entire congregation” had gathered outside once with signs that said “We Love Jesus, We Hate this Gallery.” Though unfortunately the details are hazy.
Vector Gallery photographs well, but speaking with JJ is essential to the full experience. The setting only acquires complexity when the master is present. For instance, that door to the backroom seemed totally inconsequential until he explained it.
“You can create as many versions of yourself as you need, it can be manufactured,” JJ told me. This might sound familiar, and in a way JJ does ascribe to some aspects of that Warholian, seamless-fusion-between-art-and-life shtick, but there’s something a bit different going on here. JJ didn’t like to talk about himself, at least in the first-person singular sense of the word, unless pushed to do so. But if visitors allow themselves to be immersed in the Vector Gallery (i.e. the Vectorian) experience (as what seems to be the point of an outsider stopping by such a place anyway) and concede to JJ’s claims that he is nothing more than a conduit of the devil, then JJ himself matters little.
“Specificity is such a vice,” JJ explained. “It’s when you lose focus, really, when you zoom in. Unless you zoom in so far that you can’t see any of the details because the details are the big picture.”
To JJ, there isn’t even a graspable expanse of time that existed before Vector Gallery:
“What was happening before the gallery existed?” I asked.
“Before Christ?”
“Well…”
“It’s the Anti-Christ, and the Anti-Christ is Jesus Christ. I don’t even know, I’m not even sure this is the same entity. It would be like remarking on someone else’s life. I was doing whatever I was doing, I’m pretty sure it must have led me to this place. I must have been collaborating with myself in various dimensions. Everything aspires to breathe, so maybe I gave it a respirator.”
Vector will open its doors for its innaugural event on Friday, August 1. JJ promises there will be music and rituals. “It’s always quite chaotic, and sublime, and diabolical,” he said. Though JJ says most of his time will be spent in the back room: “And as you can see, the cost of entering [it] is your soul. Anyone who goes back there has forfeited their immortal soul forever.”
http://bedfordandbowery.com/2014/07/jj-brine-will-let-you-into-his-back-room-but-the-price-is-your-soul/#
BY NICOLE DISSER
  
vectorgallery:


JJ Brine Will Let You Into His Back Room, But the Price Is Your Soul
JJ Brine, founder of the Lower East Side’s only Satanic art gallery, is not your typical interview subject. Straightforward questions simply do not work on the curator and artist-in-residence of “the Official Art Gallery of SATAN.” There were several times during our talk when Brine stared back at me — amidst imagery of Charles Manson and Baphomet the Sabbatic Goat — as if to say, “What the hell are you talking about?”“Where are you from originally?”
“Well, that I don’t remember,” JJ responded.
In fact, the word “typical” cannot be applied to JJ in any sense of the word. For one, he’s not a typical artiste. He denies his own agency, to a degree, in whatever is taking place at Vector. “Satan is in complete control of it,” he explained. A shiny placard bearing the letter C fell to the floor. “See, these things are not being restrained, they rearrange themselves,” JJ pointed out. “It’s like suggestions. I appreciate it. It’s a form of communication that is quite fulfilling.”
This is all despite the fact the gallery is filled entirely with his own work at the moment. And JJ describes the space as intrinsically connected to his mind: “I’ve put my brain on display, or my brain has put itself on display.”
If you haven’t already guessed that something’s up, JJ is a Satanist, or more accurately, a Vectorian. “Well, I’m kind of leading myself from another time, so I’m kind of like a puppet,” he explained. “I’m responding as I’m being triggered, and I’m responding as I’m receiving my lines.”
But JJ isn’t your cookie-cutter Satanist. For one, he does not prescribe to the tenants of the Satanic Temple, an organization that is mainly defined by its atheism and adeptness at trollingreligious fanatics. “This is its own faith, and it certainly doesn’t enshrine atheism,” JJ said. “I believe in all things. The devil is the lord and the lord is the devil. So I don’t know what people mean when they talk about a difference between something that’s literal or real, but certainly I would not say that this or that thing is not real.”
In fact, Brine, who also answers to President of the Satanic State of Vector, says he is the founder of Vectorism, a new religion. “But you could also say that I’m an instrument of the devil,” he clarified.
JJ invited me to have a look around his gallery in anticipation of next week’s official opening night of Vector Gallery (2.0). Vector has relocated to a space on East Broadway in the Lower East Side after having its lease swept out from under it at its Clinton Street location.
On Wednesday evening I walked into the storefront. I looked around and JJ was nowhere to be found. The lights were on, though a big dim. At first I was a little disoriented, as red, blue, and fluorescent lights flickered around the rectangular front room, bouncing off the reflective foil-covered walls, the mirrors, and the cacophony of objects covered in silver spray paint. The place seemed enormous as first.
“Hello?” I made my way to the back room. The door was partially ajar. I looked in and called out for JJ. No answer. I was about to creep in further when I spun around to find JJ coming through the front door. He wore a black t-shirt with geometrical designs, black pants and platform shoes, his hair was a powdery bluish-green, adorned with a crown made of delicate branches spotted with blossoms.
The front section of Vector is flanked with portraits of Charles Manson, his forehead swastika swapped out for the vector symbol (JJ has dubbed him the “Supreme Leader” of the sovereign state of Vector), fake flowers and grass patches, and one notable portrait of a four-headed hellhoundish Condoleezza Rice– “embodying the intelligence that animates all life,” JJ explained.
In many ways, Vector is not simply a gallery. JJ and the 15 or so other “ministers” he says are involved in the effort understand it as a “sovereign nation,” complete with its own time zone, its own culture, mythology, symbology, religion, placement on the evolutionary spectrum (post-human), and even its own enemies. Back in 2013, when Vector was first founded, it declared it was seceding from the United States to wage a “psychic war” against the nation, and announced it was advancing to the year 2020 (it is now the year 2021).
JJ said that weapons and violence are not tools in waging this war, rather it’s more about ideas. “If in terms of what you’re killing is an established thought with a new thought, then how does one fight an ideology with guns?” he wondered aloud.
Suddenly I realized just how easily I’d adjusted to speaking with JJ on his own terms. I had stopped even asking “normal” questions. But I had grown severely curious, how does JJ communicate with others? How does he move through this city?
“Do you, as a sovereign state, find it productive to engage with the outside world? Do you still have relations?”
“Diplomatic ones,” he replied.
I wondered if JJ had ever experienced any opposition from the outside world, maybe even harassment. After all, Vector is “always open,” JJ said. Plenty of visitors have stopped by uninvited, unannounced. “People are drawn here.”
Generally, JJ said, hate was not a popular reaction. However there is one exception. JJ told me a story of how “an entire congregation” had gathered outside once with signs that said “We Love Jesus, We Hate this Gallery.” Though unfortunately the details are hazy.
Vector Gallery photographs well, but speaking with JJ is essential to the full experience. The setting only acquires complexity when the master is present. For instance, that door to the backroom seemed totally inconsequential until he explained it.
“You can create as many versions of yourself as you need, it can be manufactured,” JJ told me. This might sound familiar, and in a way JJ does ascribe to some aspects of that Warholian, seamless-fusion-between-art-and-life shtick, but there’s something a bit different going on here. JJ didn’t like to talk about himself, at least in the first-person singular sense of the word, unless pushed to do so. But if visitors allow themselves to be immersed in the Vector Gallery (i.e. the Vectorian) experience (as what seems to be the point of an outsider stopping by such a place anyway) and concede to JJ’s claims that he is nothing more than a conduit of the devil, then JJ himself matters little.
“Specificity is such a vice,” JJ explained. “It’s when you lose focus, really, when you zoom in. Unless you zoom in so far that you can’t see any of the details because the details are the big picture.”
To JJ, there isn’t even a graspable expanse of time that existed before Vector Gallery:
“What was happening before the gallery existed?” I asked.
“Before Christ?”
“Well…”
“It’s the Anti-Christ, and the Anti-Christ is Jesus Christ. I don’t even know, I’m not even sure this is the same entity. It would be like remarking on someone else’s life. I was doing whatever I was doing, I’m pretty sure it must have led me to this place. I must have been collaborating with myself in various dimensions. Everything aspires to breathe, so maybe I gave it a respirator.”
Vector will open its doors for its innaugural event on Friday, August 1. JJ promises there will be music and rituals. “It’s always quite chaotic, and sublime, and diabolical,” he said. Though JJ says most of his time will be spent in the back room: “And as you can see, the cost of entering [it] is your soul. Anyone who goes back there has forfeited their immortal soul forever.”
http://bedfordandbowery.com/2014/07/jj-brine-will-let-you-into-his-back-room-but-the-price-is-your-soul/#
BY NICOLE DISSER
  
vectorgallery:


JJ Brine Will Let You Into His Back Room, But the Price Is Your Soul
JJ Brine, founder of the Lower East Side’s only Satanic art gallery, is not your typical interview subject. Straightforward questions simply do not work on the curator and artist-in-residence of “the Official Art Gallery of SATAN.” There were several times during our talk when Brine stared back at me — amidst imagery of Charles Manson and Baphomet the Sabbatic Goat — as if to say, “What the hell are you talking about?”“Where are you from originally?”
“Well, that I don’t remember,” JJ responded.
In fact, the word “typical” cannot be applied to JJ in any sense of the word. For one, he’s not a typical artiste. He denies his own agency, to a degree, in whatever is taking place at Vector. “Satan is in complete control of it,” he explained. A shiny placard bearing the letter C fell to the floor. “See, these things are not being restrained, they rearrange themselves,” JJ pointed out. “It’s like suggestions. I appreciate it. It’s a form of communication that is quite fulfilling.”
This is all despite the fact the gallery is filled entirely with his own work at the moment. And JJ describes the space as intrinsically connected to his mind: “I’ve put my brain on display, or my brain has put itself on display.”
If you haven’t already guessed that something’s up, JJ is a Satanist, or more accurately, a Vectorian. “Well, I’m kind of leading myself from another time, so I’m kind of like a puppet,” he explained. “I’m responding as I’m being triggered, and I’m responding as I’m receiving my lines.”
But JJ isn’t your cookie-cutter Satanist. For one, he does not prescribe to the tenants of the Satanic Temple, an organization that is mainly defined by its atheism and adeptness at trollingreligious fanatics. “This is its own faith, and it certainly doesn’t enshrine atheism,” JJ said. “I believe in all things. The devil is the lord and the lord is the devil. So I don’t know what people mean when they talk about a difference between something that’s literal or real, but certainly I would not say that this or that thing is not real.”
In fact, Brine, who also answers to President of the Satanic State of Vector, says he is the founder of Vectorism, a new religion. “But you could also say that I’m an instrument of the devil,” he clarified.
JJ invited me to have a look around his gallery in anticipation of next week’s official opening night of Vector Gallery (2.0). Vector has relocated to a space on East Broadway in the Lower East Side after having its lease swept out from under it at its Clinton Street location.
On Wednesday evening I walked into the storefront. I looked around and JJ was nowhere to be found. The lights were on, though a big dim. At first I was a little disoriented, as red, blue, and fluorescent lights flickered around the rectangular front room, bouncing off the reflective foil-covered walls, the mirrors, and the cacophony of objects covered in silver spray paint. The place seemed enormous as first.
“Hello?” I made my way to the back room. The door was partially ajar. I looked in and called out for JJ. No answer. I was about to creep in further when I spun around to find JJ coming through the front door. He wore a black t-shirt with geometrical designs, black pants and platform shoes, his hair was a powdery bluish-green, adorned with a crown made of delicate branches spotted with blossoms.
The front section of Vector is flanked with portraits of Charles Manson, his forehead swastika swapped out for the vector symbol (JJ has dubbed him the “Supreme Leader” of the sovereign state of Vector), fake flowers and grass patches, and one notable portrait of a four-headed hellhoundish Condoleezza Rice– “embodying the intelligence that animates all life,” JJ explained.
In many ways, Vector is not simply a gallery. JJ and the 15 or so other “ministers” he says are involved in the effort understand it as a “sovereign nation,” complete with its own time zone, its own culture, mythology, symbology, religion, placement on the evolutionary spectrum (post-human), and even its own enemies. Back in 2013, when Vector was first founded, it declared it was seceding from the United States to wage a “psychic war” against the nation, and announced it was advancing to the year 2020 (it is now the year 2021).
JJ said that weapons and violence are not tools in waging this war, rather it’s more about ideas. “If in terms of what you’re killing is an established thought with a new thought, then how does one fight an ideology with guns?” he wondered aloud.
Suddenly I realized just how easily I’d adjusted to speaking with JJ on his own terms. I had stopped even asking “normal” questions. But I had grown severely curious, how does JJ communicate with others? How does he move through this city?
“Do you, as a sovereign state, find it productive to engage with the outside world? Do you still have relations?”
“Diplomatic ones,” he replied.
I wondered if JJ had ever experienced any opposition from the outside world, maybe even harassment. After all, Vector is “always open,” JJ said. Plenty of visitors have stopped by uninvited, unannounced. “People are drawn here.”
Generally, JJ said, hate was not a popular reaction. However there is one exception. JJ told me a story of how “an entire congregation” had gathered outside once with signs that said “We Love Jesus, We Hate this Gallery.” Though unfortunately the details are hazy.
Vector Gallery photographs well, but speaking with JJ is essential to the full experience. The setting only acquires complexity when the master is present. For instance, that door to the backroom seemed totally inconsequential until he explained it.
“You can create as many versions of yourself as you need, it can be manufactured,” JJ told me. This might sound familiar, and in a way JJ does ascribe to some aspects of that Warholian, seamless-fusion-between-art-and-life shtick, but there’s something a bit different going on here. JJ didn’t like to talk about himself, at least in the first-person singular sense of the word, unless pushed to do so. But if visitors allow themselves to be immersed in the Vector Gallery (i.e. the Vectorian) experience (as what seems to be the point of an outsider stopping by such a place anyway) and concede to JJ’s claims that he is nothing more than a conduit of the devil, then JJ himself matters little.
“Specificity is such a vice,” JJ explained. “It’s when you lose focus, really, when you zoom in. Unless you zoom in so far that you can’t see any of the details because the details are the big picture.”
To JJ, there isn’t even a graspable expanse of time that existed before Vector Gallery:
“What was happening before the gallery existed?” I asked.
“Before Christ?”
“Well…”
“It’s the Anti-Christ, and the Anti-Christ is Jesus Christ. I don’t even know, I’m not even sure this is the same entity. It would be like remarking on someone else’s life. I was doing whatever I was doing, I’m pretty sure it must have led me to this place. I must have been collaborating with myself in various dimensions. Everything aspires to breathe, so maybe I gave it a respirator.”
Vector will open its doors for its innaugural event on Friday, August 1. JJ promises there will be music and rituals. “It’s always quite chaotic, and sublime, and diabolical,” he said. Though JJ says most of his time will be spent in the back room: “And as you can see, the cost of entering [it] is your soul. Anyone who goes back there has forfeited their immortal soul forever.”
http://bedfordandbowery.com/2014/07/jj-brine-will-let-you-into-his-back-room-but-the-price-is-your-soul/#
BY NICOLE DISSER
  
vectorgallery:


JJ Brine Will Let You Into His Back Room, But the Price Is Your Soul
JJ Brine, founder of the Lower East Side’s only Satanic art gallery, is not your typical interview subject. Straightforward questions simply do not work on the curator and artist-in-residence of “the Official Art Gallery of SATAN.” There were several times during our talk when Brine stared back at me — amidst imagery of Charles Manson and Baphomet the Sabbatic Goat — as if to say, “What the hell are you talking about?”“Where are you from originally?”
“Well, that I don’t remember,” JJ responded.
In fact, the word “typical” cannot be applied to JJ in any sense of the word. For one, he’s not a typical artiste. He denies his own agency, to a degree, in whatever is taking place at Vector. “Satan is in complete control of it,” he explained. A shiny placard bearing the letter C fell to the floor. “See, these things are not being restrained, they rearrange themselves,” JJ pointed out. “It’s like suggestions. I appreciate it. It’s a form of communication that is quite fulfilling.”
This is all despite the fact the gallery is filled entirely with his own work at the moment. And JJ describes the space as intrinsically connected to his mind: “I’ve put my brain on display, or my brain has put itself on display.”
If you haven’t already guessed that something’s up, JJ is a Satanist, or more accurately, a Vectorian. “Well, I’m kind of leading myself from another time, so I’m kind of like a puppet,” he explained. “I’m responding as I’m being triggered, and I’m responding as I’m receiving my lines.”
But JJ isn’t your cookie-cutter Satanist. For one, he does not prescribe to the tenants of the Satanic Temple, an organization that is mainly defined by its atheism and adeptness at trollingreligious fanatics. “This is its own faith, and it certainly doesn’t enshrine atheism,” JJ said. “I believe in all things. The devil is the lord and the lord is the devil. So I don’t know what people mean when they talk about a difference between something that’s literal or real, but certainly I would not say that this or that thing is not real.”
In fact, Brine, who also answers to President of the Satanic State of Vector, says he is the founder of Vectorism, a new religion. “But you could also say that I’m an instrument of the devil,” he clarified.
JJ invited me to have a look around his gallery in anticipation of next week’s official opening night of Vector Gallery (2.0). Vector has relocated to a space on East Broadway in the Lower East Side after having its lease swept out from under it at its Clinton Street location.
On Wednesday evening I walked into the storefront. I looked around and JJ was nowhere to be found. The lights were on, though a big dim. At first I was a little disoriented, as red, blue, and fluorescent lights flickered around the rectangular front room, bouncing off the reflective foil-covered walls, the mirrors, and the cacophony of objects covered in silver spray paint. The place seemed enormous as first.
“Hello?” I made my way to the back room. The door was partially ajar. I looked in and called out for JJ. No answer. I was about to creep in further when I spun around to find JJ coming through the front door. He wore a black t-shirt with geometrical designs, black pants and platform shoes, his hair was a powdery bluish-green, adorned with a crown made of delicate branches spotted with blossoms.
The front section of Vector is flanked with portraits of Charles Manson, his forehead swastika swapped out for the vector symbol (JJ has dubbed him the “Supreme Leader” of the sovereign state of Vector), fake flowers and grass patches, and one notable portrait of a four-headed hellhoundish Condoleezza Rice– “embodying the intelligence that animates all life,” JJ explained.
In many ways, Vector is not simply a gallery. JJ and the 15 or so other “ministers” he says are involved in the effort understand it as a “sovereign nation,” complete with its own time zone, its own culture, mythology, symbology, religion, placement on the evolutionary spectrum (post-human), and even its own enemies. Back in 2013, when Vector was first founded, it declared it was seceding from the United States to wage a “psychic war” against the nation, and announced it was advancing to the year 2020 (it is now the year 2021).
JJ said that weapons and violence are not tools in waging this war, rather it’s more about ideas. “If in terms of what you’re killing is an established thought with a new thought, then how does one fight an ideology with guns?” he wondered aloud.
Suddenly I realized just how easily I’d adjusted to speaking with JJ on his own terms. I had stopped even asking “normal” questions. But I had grown severely curious, how does JJ communicate with others? How does he move through this city?
“Do you, as a sovereign state, find it productive to engage with the outside world? Do you still have relations?”
“Diplomatic ones,” he replied.
I wondered if JJ had ever experienced any opposition from the outside world, maybe even harassment. After all, Vector is “always open,” JJ said. Plenty of visitors have stopped by uninvited, unannounced. “People are drawn here.”
Generally, JJ said, hate was not a popular reaction. However there is one exception. JJ told me a story of how “an entire congregation” had gathered outside once with signs that said “We Love Jesus, We Hate this Gallery.” Though unfortunately the details are hazy.
Vector Gallery photographs well, but speaking with JJ is essential to the full experience. The setting only acquires complexity when the master is present. For instance, that door to the backroom seemed totally inconsequential until he explained it.
“You can create as many versions of yourself as you need, it can be manufactured,” JJ told me. This might sound familiar, and in a way JJ does ascribe to some aspects of that Warholian, seamless-fusion-between-art-and-life shtick, but there’s something a bit different going on here. JJ didn’t like to talk about himself, at least in the first-person singular sense of the word, unless pushed to do so. But if visitors allow themselves to be immersed in the Vector Gallery (i.e. the Vectorian) experience (as what seems to be the point of an outsider stopping by such a place anyway) and concede to JJ’s claims that he is nothing more than a conduit of the devil, then JJ himself matters little.
“Specificity is such a vice,” JJ explained. “It’s when you lose focus, really, when you zoom in. Unless you zoom in so far that you can’t see any of the details because the details are the big picture.”
To JJ, there isn’t even a graspable expanse of time that existed before Vector Gallery:
“What was happening before the gallery existed?” I asked.
“Before Christ?”
“Well…”
“It’s the Anti-Christ, and the Anti-Christ is Jesus Christ. I don’t even know, I’m not even sure this is the same entity. It would be like remarking on someone else’s life. I was doing whatever I was doing, I’m pretty sure it must have led me to this place. I must have been collaborating with myself in various dimensions. Everything aspires to breathe, so maybe I gave it a respirator.”
Vector will open its doors for its innaugural event on Friday, August 1. JJ promises there will be music and rituals. “It’s always quite chaotic, and sublime, and diabolical,” he said. Though JJ says most of his time will be spent in the back room: “And as you can see, the cost of entering [it] is your soul. Anyone who goes back there has forfeited their immortal soul forever.”
http://bedfordandbowery.com/2014/07/jj-brine-will-let-you-into-his-back-room-but-the-price-is-your-soul/#
BY NICOLE DISSER
  
vectorgallery:


JJ Brine Will Let You Into His Back Room, But the Price Is Your Soul
JJ Brine, founder of the Lower East Side’s only Satanic art gallery, is not your typical interview subject. Straightforward questions simply do not work on the curator and artist-in-residence of “the Official Art Gallery of SATAN.” There were several times during our talk when Brine stared back at me — amidst imagery of Charles Manson and Baphomet the Sabbatic Goat — as if to say, “What the hell are you talking about?”“Where are you from originally?”
“Well, that I don’t remember,” JJ responded.
In fact, the word “typical” cannot be applied to JJ in any sense of the word. For one, he’s not a typical artiste. He denies his own agency, to a degree, in whatever is taking place at Vector. “Satan is in complete control of it,” he explained. A shiny placard bearing the letter C fell to the floor. “See, these things are not being restrained, they rearrange themselves,” JJ pointed out. “It’s like suggestions. I appreciate it. It’s a form of communication that is quite fulfilling.”
This is all despite the fact the gallery is filled entirely with his own work at the moment. And JJ describes the space as intrinsically connected to his mind: “I’ve put my brain on display, or my brain has put itself on display.”
If you haven’t already guessed that something’s up, JJ is a Satanist, or more accurately, a Vectorian. “Well, I’m kind of leading myself from another time, so I’m kind of like a puppet,” he explained. “I’m responding as I’m being triggered, and I’m responding as I’m receiving my lines.”
But JJ isn’t your cookie-cutter Satanist. For one, he does not prescribe to the tenants of the Satanic Temple, an organization that is mainly defined by its atheism and adeptness at trollingreligious fanatics. “This is its own faith, and it certainly doesn’t enshrine atheism,” JJ said. “I believe in all things. The devil is the lord and the lord is the devil. So I don’t know what people mean when they talk about a difference between something that’s literal or real, but certainly I would not say that this or that thing is not real.”
In fact, Brine, who also answers to President of the Satanic State of Vector, says he is the founder of Vectorism, a new religion. “But you could also say that I’m an instrument of the devil,” he clarified.
JJ invited me to have a look around his gallery in anticipation of next week’s official opening night of Vector Gallery (2.0). Vector has relocated to a space on East Broadway in the Lower East Side after having its lease swept out from under it at its Clinton Street location.
On Wednesday evening I walked into the storefront. I looked around and JJ was nowhere to be found. The lights were on, though a big dim. At first I was a little disoriented, as red, blue, and fluorescent lights flickered around the rectangular front room, bouncing off the reflective foil-covered walls, the mirrors, and the cacophony of objects covered in silver spray paint. The place seemed enormous as first.
“Hello?” I made my way to the back room. The door was partially ajar. I looked in and called out for JJ. No answer. I was about to creep in further when I spun around to find JJ coming through the front door. He wore a black t-shirt with geometrical designs, black pants and platform shoes, his hair was a powdery bluish-green, adorned with a crown made of delicate branches spotted with blossoms.
The front section of Vector is flanked with portraits of Charles Manson, his forehead swastika swapped out for the vector symbol (JJ has dubbed him the “Supreme Leader” of the sovereign state of Vector), fake flowers and grass patches, and one notable portrait of a four-headed hellhoundish Condoleezza Rice– “embodying the intelligence that animates all life,” JJ explained.
In many ways, Vector is not simply a gallery. JJ and the 15 or so other “ministers” he says are involved in the effort understand it as a “sovereign nation,” complete with its own time zone, its own culture, mythology, symbology, religion, placement on the evolutionary spectrum (post-human), and even its own enemies. Back in 2013, when Vector was first founded, it declared it was seceding from the United States to wage a “psychic war” against the nation, and announced it was advancing to the year 2020 (it is now the year 2021).
JJ said that weapons and violence are not tools in waging this war, rather it’s more about ideas. “If in terms of what you’re killing is an established thought with a new thought, then how does one fight an ideology with guns?” he wondered aloud.
Suddenly I realized just how easily I’d adjusted to speaking with JJ on his own terms. I had stopped even asking “normal” questions. But I had grown severely curious, how does JJ communicate with others? How does he move through this city?
“Do you, as a sovereign state, find it productive to engage with the outside world? Do you still have relations?”
“Diplomatic ones,” he replied.
I wondered if JJ had ever experienced any opposition from the outside world, maybe even harassment. After all, Vector is “always open,” JJ said. Plenty of visitors have stopped by uninvited, unannounced. “People are drawn here.”
Generally, JJ said, hate was not a popular reaction. However there is one exception. JJ told me a story of how “an entire congregation” had gathered outside once with signs that said “We Love Jesus, We Hate this Gallery.” Though unfortunately the details are hazy.
Vector Gallery photographs well, but speaking with JJ is essential to the full experience. The setting only acquires complexity when the master is present. For instance, that door to the backroom seemed totally inconsequential until he explained it.
“You can create as many versions of yourself as you need, it can be manufactured,” JJ told me. This might sound familiar, and in a way JJ does ascribe to some aspects of that Warholian, seamless-fusion-between-art-and-life shtick, but there’s something a bit different going on here. JJ didn’t like to talk about himself, at least in the first-person singular sense of the word, unless pushed to do so. But if visitors allow themselves to be immersed in the Vector Gallery (i.e. the Vectorian) experience (as what seems to be the point of an outsider stopping by such a place anyway) and concede to JJ’s claims that he is nothing more than a conduit of the devil, then JJ himself matters little.
“Specificity is such a vice,” JJ explained. “It’s when you lose focus, really, when you zoom in. Unless you zoom in so far that you can’t see any of the details because the details are the big picture.”
To JJ, there isn’t even a graspable expanse of time that existed before Vector Gallery:
“What was happening before the gallery existed?” I asked.
“Before Christ?”
“Well…”
“It’s the Anti-Christ, and the Anti-Christ is Jesus Christ. I don’t even know, I’m not even sure this is the same entity. It would be like remarking on someone else’s life. I was doing whatever I was doing, I’m pretty sure it must have led me to this place. I must have been collaborating with myself in various dimensions. Everything aspires to breathe, so maybe I gave it a respirator.”
Vector will open its doors for its innaugural event on Friday, August 1. JJ promises there will be music and rituals. “It’s always quite chaotic, and sublime, and diabolical,” he said. Though JJ says most of his time will be spent in the back room: “And as you can see, the cost of entering [it] is your soul. Anyone who goes back there has forfeited their immortal soul forever.”
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JJ Brine Will Let You Into His Back Room, But the Price Is Your Soul
JJ Brine, founder of the Lower East Side’s only Satanic art gallery, is not your typical interview subject. Straightforward questions simply do not work on the curator and artist-in-residence of “the Official Art Gallery of SATAN.” There were several times during our talk when Brine stared back at me — amidst imagery of Charles Manson and Baphomet the Sabbatic Goat — as if to say, “What the hell are you talking about?”“Where are you from originally?”
“Well, that I don’t remember,” JJ responded.
In fact, the word “typical” cannot be applied to JJ in any sense of the word. For one, he’s not a typical artiste. He denies his own agency, to a degree, in whatever is taking place at Vector. “Satan is in complete control of it,” he explained. A shiny placard bearing the letter C fell to the floor. “See, these things are not being restrained, they rearrange themselves,” JJ pointed out. “It’s like suggestions. I appreciate it. It’s a form of communication that is quite fulfilling.”
This is all despite the fact the gallery is filled entirely with his own work at the moment. And JJ describes the space as intrinsically connected to his mind: “I’ve put my brain on display, or my brain has put itself on display.”
If you haven’t already guessed that something’s up, JJ is a Satanist, or more accurately, a Vectorian. “Well, I’m kind of leading myself from another time, so I’m kind of like a puppet,” he explained. “I’m responding as I’m being triggered, and I’m responding as I’m receiving my lines.”
But JJ isn’t your cookie-cutter Satanist. For one, he does not prescribe to the tenants of the Satanic Temple, an organization that is mainly defined by its atheism and adeptness at trollingreligious fanatics. “This is its own faith, and it certainly doesn’t enshrine atheism,” JJ said. “I believe in all things. The devil is the lord and the lord is the devil. So I don’t know what people mean when they talk about a difference between something that’s literal or real, but certainly I would not say that this or that thing is not real.”
In fact, Brine, who also answers to President of the Satanic State of Vector, says he is the founder of Vectorism, a new religion. “But you could also say that I’m an instrument of the devil,” he clarified.
JJ invited me to have a look around his gallery in anticipation of next week’s official opening night of Vector Gallery (2.0). Vector has relocated to a space on East Broadway in the Lower East Side after having its lease swept out from under it at its Clinton Street location.
On Wednesday evening I walked into the storefront. I looked around and JJ was nowhere to be found. The lights were on, though a big dim. At first I was a little disoriented, as red, blue, and fluorescent lights flickered around the rectangular front room, bouncing off the reflective foil-covered walls, the mirrors, and the cacophony of objects covered in silver spray paint. The place seemed enormous as first.
“Hello?” I made my way to the back room. The door was partially ajar. I looked in and called out for JJ. No answer. I was about to creep in further when I spun around to find JJ coming through the front door. He wore a black t-shirt with geometrical designs, black pants and platform shoes, his hair was a powdery bluish-green, adorned with a crown made of delicate branches spotted with blossoms.
The front section of Vector is flanked with portraits of Charles Manson, his forehead swastika swapped out for the vector symbol (JJ has dubbed him the “Supreme Leader” of the sovereign state of Vector), fake flowers and grass patches, and one notable portrait of a four-headed hellhoundish Condoleezza Rice– “embodying the intelligence that animates all life,” JJ explained.
In many ways, Vector is not simply a gallery. JJ and the 15 or so other “ministers” he says are involved in the effort understand it as a “sovereign nation,” complete with its own time zone, its own culture, mythology, symbology, religion, placement on the evolutionary spectrum (post-human), and even its own enemies. Back in 2013, when Vector was first founded, it declared it was seceding from the United States to wage a “psychic war” against the nation, and announced it was advancing to the year 2020 (it is now the year 2021).
JJ said that weapons and violence are not tools in waging this war, rather it’s more about ideas. “If in terms of what you’re killing is an established thought with a new thought, then how does one fight an ideology with guns?” he wondered aloud.
Suddenly I realized just how easily I’d adjusted to speaking with JJ on his own terms. I had stopped even asking “normal” questions. But I had grown severely curious, how does JJ communicate with others? How does he move through this city?
“Do you, as a sovereign state, find it productive to engage with the outside world? Do you still have relations?”
“Diplomatic ones,” he replied.
I wondered if JJ had ever experienced any opposition from the outside world, maybe even harassment. After all, Vector is “always open,” JJ said. Plenty of visitors have stopped by uninvited, unannounced. “People are drawn here.”
Generally, JJ said, hate was not a popular reaction. However there is one exception. JJ told me a story of how “an entire congregation” had gathered outside once with signs that said “We Love Jesus, We Hate this Gallery.” Though unfortunately the details are hazy.
Vector Gallery photographs well, but speaking with JJ is essential to the full experience. The setting only acquires complexity when the master is present. For instance, that door to the backroom seemed totally inconsequential until he explained it.
“You can create as many versions of yourself as you need, it can be manufactured,” JJ told me. This might sound familiar, and in a way JJ does ascribe to some aspects of that Warholian, seamless-fusion-between-art-and-life shtick, but there’s something a bit different going on here. JJ didn’t like to talk about himself, at least in the first-person singular sense of the word, unless pushed to do so. But if visitors allow themselves to be immersed in the Vector Gallery (i.e. the Vectorian) experience (as what seems to be the point of an outsider stopping by such a place anyway) and concede to JJ’s claims that he is nothing more than a conduit of the devil, then JJ himself matters little.
“Specificity is such a vice,” JJ explained. “It’s when you lose focus, really, when you zoom in. Unless you zoom in so far that you can’t see any of the details because the details are the big picture.”
To JJ, there isn’t even a graspable expanse of time that existed before Vector Gallery:
“What was happening before the gallery existed?” I asked.
“Before Christ?”
“Well…”
“It’s the Anti-Christ, and the Anti-Christ is Jesus Christ. I don’t even know, I’m not even sure this is the same entity. It would be like remarking on someone else’s life. I was doing whatever I was doing, I’m pretty sure it must have led me to this place. I must have been collaborating with myself in various dimensions. Everything aspires to breathe, so maybe I gave it a respirator.”
Vector will open its doors for its innaugural event on Friday, August 1. JJ promises there will be music and rituals. “It’s always quite chaotic, and sublime, and diabolical,” he said. Though JJ says most of his time will be spent in the back room: “And as you can see, the cost of entering [it] is your soul. Anyone who goes back there has forfeited their immortal soul forever.”
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BY NICOLE DISSER
  

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JJ Brine Will Let You Into His Back Room, But the Price Is Your Soul

JJ Brine, founder of the Lower East Side’s only Satanic art gallery, is not your typical interview subject. Straightforward questions simply do not work on the curator and artist-in-residence of “the Official Art Gallery of SATAN.” There were several times during our talk when Brine stared back at me — amidst imagery of Charles Manson and Baphomet the Sabbatic Goat — as if to say, “What the hell are you talking about?”

“Where are you from originally?”

“Well, that I don’t remember,” JJ responded.

In fact, the word “typical” cannot be applied to JJ in any sense of the word. For one, he’s not a typical artiste. He denies his own agency, to a degree, in whatever is taking place at Vector. “Satan is in complete control of it,” he explained. A shiny placard bearing the letter C fell to the floor. “See, these things are not being restrained, they rearrange themselves,” JJ pointed out. “It’s like suggestions. I appreciate it. It’s a form of communication that is quite fulfilling.”

This is all despite the fact the gallery is filled entirely with his own work at the moment. And JJ describes the space as intrinsically connected to his mind: “I’ve put my brain on display, or my brain has put itself on display.”

If you haven’t already guessed that something’s up, JJ is a Satanist, or more accurately, a Vectorian. “Well, I’m kind of leading myself from another time, so I’m kind of like a puppet,” he explained. “I’m responding as I’m being triggered, and I’m responding as I’m receiving my lines.”

But JJ isn’t your cookie-cutter Satanist. For one, he does not prescribe to the tenants of the Satanic Temple, an organization that is mainly defined by its atheism and adeptness at trollingreligious fanatics. “This is its own faith, and it certainly doesn’t enshrine atheism,” JJ said. “I believe in all things. The devil is the lord and the lord is the devil. So I don’t know what people mean when they talk about a difference between something that’s literal or real, but certainly I would not say that this or that thing is not real.”

In fact, Brine, who also answers to President of the Satanic State of Vector, says he is the founder of Vectorism, a new religion. “But you could also say that I’m an instrument of the devil,” he clarified.

JJ invited me to have a look around his gallery in anticipation of next week’s official opening night of Vector Gallery (2.0). Vector has relocated to a space on East Broadway in the Lower East Side after having its lease swept out from under it at its Clinton Street location.

On Wednesday evening I walked into the storefront. I looked around and JJ was nowhere to be found. The lights were on, though a big dim. At first I was a little disoriented, as red, blue, and fluorescent lights flickered around the rectangular front room, bouncing off the reflective foil-covered walls, the mirrors, and the cacophony of objects covered in silver spray paint. The place seemed enormous as first.

“Hello?” I made my way to the back room. The door was partially ajar. I looked in and called out for JJ. No answer. I was about to creep in further when I spun around to find JJ coming through the front door. He wore a black t-shirt with geometrical designs, black pants and platform shoes, his hair was a powdery bluish-green, adorned with a crown made of delicate branches spotted with blossoms.

The front section of Vector is flanked with portraits of Charles Manson, his forehead swastika swapped out for the vector symbol (JJ has dubbed him the “Supreme Leader” of the sovereign state of Vector), fake flowers and grass patches, and one notable portrait of a four-headed hellhoundish Condoleezza Rice– “embodying the intelligence that animates all life,” JJ explained.

In many ways, Vector is not simply a gallery. JJ and the 15 or so other “ministers” he says are involved in the effort understand it as a “sovereign nation,” complete with its own time zone, its own culture, mythology, symbology, religion, placement on the evolutionary spectrum (post-human), and even its own enemies. Back in 2013, when Vector was first founded, it declared it was seceding from the United States to wage a “psychic war” against the nation, and announced it was advancing to the year 2020 (it is now the year 2021).

JJ said that weapons and violence are not tools in waging this war, rather it’s more about ideas. “If in terms of what you’re killing is an established thought with a new thought, then how does one fight an ideology with guns?” he wondered aloud.

Suddenly I realized just how easily I’d adjusted to speaking with JJ on his own terms. I had stopped even asking “normal” questions. But I had grown severely curious, how does JJ communicate with others? How does he move through this city?

“Do you, as a sovereign state, find it productive to engage with the outside world? Do you still have relations?”

“Diplomatic ones,” he replied.

I wondered if JJ had ever experienced any opposition from the outside world, maybe even harassment. After all, Vector is “always open,” JJ said. Plenty of visitors have stopped by uninvited, unannounced. “People are drawn here.”

Generally, JJ said, hate was not a popular reaction. However there is one exception. JJ told me a story of how “an entire congregation” had gathered outside once with signs that said “We Love Jesus, We Hate this Gallery.” Though unfortunately the details are hazy.

Vector Gallery photographs well, but speaking with JJ is essential to the full experience. The setting only acquires complexity when the master is present. For instance, that door to the backroom seemed totally inconsequential until he explained it.

“You can create as many versions of yourself as you need, it can be manufactured,” JJ told me. This might sound familiar, and in a way JJ does ascribe to some aspects of that Warholian, seamless-fusion-between-art-and-life shtick, but there’s something a bit different going on here. JJ didn’t like to talk about himself, at least in the first-person singular sense of the word, unless pushed to do so. But if visitors allow themselves to be immersed in the Vector Gallery (i.e. the Vectorian) experience (as what seems to be the point of an outsider stopping by such a place anyway) and concede to JJ’s claims that he is nothing more than a conduit of the devil, then JJ himself matters little.

“Specificity is such a vice,” JJ explained. “It’s when you lose focus, really, when you zoom in. Unless you zoom in so far that you can’t see any of the details because the details are the big picture.”

To JJ, there isn’t even a graspable expanse of time that existed before Vector Gallery:

“What was happening before the gallery existed?” I asked.

“Before Christ?”

“Well…”

“It’s the Anti-Christ, and the Anti-Christ is Jesus Christ. I don’t even know, I’m not even sure this is the same entity. It would be like remarking on someone else’s life. I was doing whatever I was doing, I’m pretty sure it must have led me to this place. I must have been collaborating with myself in various dimensions. Everything aspires to breathe, so maybe I gave it a respirator.”

Vector will open its doors for its innaugural event on Friday, August 1. JJ promises there will be music and rituals. “It’s always quite chaotic, and sublime, and diabolical,” he said. Though JJ says most of his time will be spent in the back room: “And as you can see, the cost of entering [it] is your soul. Anyone who goes back there has forfeited their immortal soul forever.”

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