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.

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Living On: Zombies (Vol. 3)

LIVING ON: ZOMBIES
Incognitum Hactenus – Volume 3
Available to read online and via download – click here


Eugene Thacker | Sarah Juliet Lauro | Bruce LaBruce | Kate Thompson |
Jim Shaw | Simon Clark | Chad Robertson | Tom Trevatt

The third volume Incognitum Hactenus, Living On: Zombies, is a urgent re-thinking of the zombie in the realm of post-contemporaneity. In producing a new discourse surrounding this representational figure in all media, we aim to better address meaning (also in art and culture) beyond the current moment. Post-contemporary art and the Post-Contemporary Zombie now stumble hand in hand into a new world. READ IT HERE!!!

Open Call for Submission: Historical Trauma

We are seeking contributions that deal with ghosts, history, the cinematic, cultural memory, historical trauma, and the conflation of time.

The fourth issue of Incognitum Hactenus will be published in connection with co-editor Caryn Coleman’s exhibition On the Desperate Edge of Now at Dumbo Arts Center (New York) in Feburary 2013. There will be an online version and printed catalogue version of this issue.

On the Desperate Edge of Now explores historical trauma, collective cultural experience, and personal memory as represented in contemporary visual art and horror film. Titled after the first episode of British filmmaker Adam Curtis’ 1994 BBC documentary The Living Dead, On the Desperate Edge of Now positions the construction of memory as a coping mechanism for both the individual and an international public. Expanding the notion of “horror” to include a more philosophical context of understanding the world, this exhibition employs horror cinema as a structural guide to locate the ever-present now. Through an adoption of Gilles Deleuze and Henri Bergson’s notion of the now as an “ever shifting amalgam of past, present, and future”, On the Desperate Edge of Now aims to evoke a haunting at DUMBO Arts Center in February 2013. Artists: Heather Cantrell, Folkert de Jong, Joachim Koester, and Marnie Weber.

Open call: if you are interested in contributing to On the Desperate Edge of Now please send a 200 word abstract to both editors: tom.trevatt@hotmail.com and caryn@caryncoleman.com. Please note that not all submissions will be accepted for publication.

Image: Folkert de Jong, Operation Harmony (2008)