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Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble [ROKE] is a multi-media musical priesthood that explores the metaphysics and mythologies of love, desire, and human connection.

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble [ROKE] is a musical priesthood that explores the metaphysics and mythologies of love, desire, and connectivity in the the VHS and Internet Ages. Formed by artists Tei Blow and Sean McElroy, and later joined by Eben Hoffer and many other collaborators, ROKE generates contemporary ritual out of found media, synthesizing strategies of video, meme, party, opera, theater, social practice, and installation. ROKE has performed rituals at The Public Theater, Guggenheim Museum, Kate Werble Gallery, JACK, and the Bushwick Starr in New York; at FringeArts, Philadelphia; and the TBA Festival in Portland. ROKE received a 2016 Creative Capital award for their multi-disciplinary series The Art of Luv. They spent the summer of 2014 at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and are currently in residence at Abrons Arts Center. Now Royal Osiris seeks to enlarge their energetic community beyond the physical plane of existence, to use the power of the Internet to spread their message beyond the terrestrial confines of the theater or art gallery. To this end we are launching the Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble Cooperative Energy Tesseract [ROKECET], an elite community dedicated to the expansion of human consciousness through video. By joining ROKECET you will be supporting the creation and performance of our rituals AND gaining access to this body of Internet works.

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