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.

Jim Shaw: mini-documentary

In conjunction with Jim Shaw’s full-scale exhibition survey of his work, The Rinse Cycle at the Baltic Art Centre (which includes more than one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings and videos from the last twenty-five years) is this 20 minute feature on the artist, his influences, and the all-mighty Oism.

See Jim Shaw’s visual contribution to Living On: Zombies (Volume 3) here.

IH co-presents The Quiet Earth at the 2012 Doomsday Festival

 

The 2012 Doomsday Festival at 92Y Tribeca is already in full swing and we’re happy that tomorrow, Sunday (October 21), Incognitum Hactenus is co-presenting a screening of the 1985 Australian post-apocalyptic film The Quiet Earth.

The Quiet Earth shows us the unthinkable, the end of the world, as a result of a manmade shift in the fundamental fabric of the universe. Here, rather than seeing a dichotomy of the old versus the new (such as the zombie film), life (or Life) itself is obliterated. We only experience this “world without us” as Eugene Thacker would term through three characters who are quite literally the living dead (spoiler: they were in the process of death when the effect happen, thus allowing them to live, sort of). Their process of discovery and inherent knowledge that they are not long for this new world along with their loyalty to the old way of existing is as comfortable as it is frightening. The Quiet Earth is a slow and steady film into the lonely abyss.

IH co-editor will be doing an introduction to the film and Doomsday Fest has selected an incredible short, These Blazeing Starrs! Comets by Deborah Stratman, to play before the film. Starts at 6pm but we recommend getting there even earlier as this a fabulous series of shorts starting at 4pm!

New Night of Horror at Nitehawk (NY)

Last Tuesday was a night of celebrating new horror at Nitehawk Cinema and IH was thrilled to be a part of it. First, we held a part for the release Living On: Zombies (Vol. 3) with “undead soul” tunes by Dave Tompkins and Jim Shaw’s film The Hole. Then we screened three films (based on video and found footage) by Darren Banks before the New York premiere of Magnolia Picture’s new horror anthology V/H/S. And lastly, we presented Banks’ amazing “tech gone wrong” montage for the after-party. To relive the event, check out the pics…

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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!!!

Living On: Zombies Release Party

INCOGNITUM HACTENUS INVITES YOU TO…

LIVING ON: ZOMBIES RELEASE PARTY
Tuesday, October 2 from 7 – 9pm
Nitehawk Cinema (cafe)

Pre-party for the 9:30pm NY premiere of V/H/S (new horror anthology film released by Magnolia Pictures)

Screening: Jim Shaw’s The Hole (2007)
Spinning: “Undead Soul” by Dave Tompkins

Special horror cocktail: the Corpse Reviver
Stuff: Free digital copies of Living On: Zombies | check out books by contributors 

Thanks to Magnolia Pictures, Nitehawk Cinema, Blonde Art Books, Darren Banks, Dave Tompkins, and all of our contributors!

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)