Florian Hecker & Reza Negarestani event (New York)

The Non-Trivial Goat and the Cliffs of the Universal: A Topological Fable on Navigation and Synthesis
Thursday, November 15, 2012 – 7:30pm
Abrons’ Playhouse, 466 Grand Street, New York

Doors open at 7pm. Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. No RSVP required.

 

Chimeras are integrated bodies that synthesize incompatible modalities, surpassing their respective particularities without fusing them, finding a common ground, or reducing one to the other. Chimerization, a recent work by Florian Hecker, uses psychoacoustics to compose such creatures from readings of a libretto penned by philosopher and novelist, Reza Negarestani.

Expanding on this work, Hecker and Negarestani come together in a live experiment – less a collaboration between philosophy and sound than a synthesis of the two. In this abstract performance, recalling Artaud’s theatre of cruelty as much as Beckett’s minimalist narratives, the participating elements will be chimerized through their mutual immersion in the abyss of the universal, and thereby revealed, in turn, as nothing other than local guises of this abyssal continuum.

For more information go here.

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