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.
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!
Anthology Films in New York will be screening Real Horror (Vol. 1) contributor and IH favorite Ben Rivers’ feature film Two Years at Sea at from October 12 – October 18. Rivers will be in-person on the opening nights. More information can be found here – do not miss it!
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…
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!!!
We’re thrilled that our release party for Living On: Zombies is part of the New York premiere of V/H/S at Nitehawk on October 2nd. Come celebrate an entire night of new horror with us!
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Please note that not all submissions will be accepted for publication.
Image: Folkert de Jong, Operation Harmony (2008)
The third issue of Incognitum Hactenus, Living on: Zombies, will now be released and available on Wednesday, September 12th!
It is going to be monstrously good!