Volume 3

LIVING ON: ZOMBIES
INCOGNITUM HACTENUS (VOLUME 3)

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

Download the complete issue here: Living On: Zombies
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EDITORIAL – LIVING ON: ZOMBIES
CARYN COLEMAN & TOM TREVATT
Hordes of the living dead walk the earth. Not just in movie theatres and works of fiction, but in computer games, screen-savers, flash mobs, clothing, advertising, television dramas, comic books, self-help guides, dreams, performance art, the collective consciousness. In other words, they are a part of our real life… MORE

FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ZOMBIES
SARAH JULIET LAURO
On May 26th, 2012, a naked man named Rudy Eugene, 31, allegedly under the influence of a street drug known as “Bath Salts” attacked a homeless man reclining under the MacArthur Causeway in Miami, Florida, stripped off his victim’s pants and began chewing off the man’s face in what eyewitnesses referred to as a “zombie-like attack.”… MORE

UNTITLED
CHAD ROBERTSON
Influenced by the films of George A. Romero and the societal chaos in a post-Katrina New Orleans, Chad Robertson’s suite of untitled paintings from 2006 feature ambiguous actions frozen in a moment of time… MORE

THE HAPTICS OF UNDEADLINESS: A METHODOLOGY FOR MELANCHOLIC PRACTICE
SIMON CLARK
The zombie. An oxymoron made flesh. A vile and stinking embodiment of paradoxical weirdness. A contagion of gory and slapstick nonsense that defiles reasonable sensibilities. As the louche and drawling sheriff from Night of the Living Dead says of the walking corpses in his midst, “They’re dead. They’re all messed up.” (George A. Romero, Night of the Living Dead 1968)…MORE

NEKROS; OR, THE POETICS OF BIOPOLITICS
EUGENE THACKER
Bio-politics. A question: what is the “bio” of biopolitics? Contemporary theories of biopolitics often emphasize medicine and public health, political economy and governmentality, or the philosophical and rhetorical dimensions. But if biopolitics is, in Foucault’s terms, that point at which “power takes hold of life,” the moment in which “biological existence was reflected in political existence,” then it follows that any theory of biopolitics will also have to interrogate the morphologies of the concept of “life” just as much as the mutations in power…MORE

THE PETROZOMBIE
TOM TREVATT
Dead matter articulates itself into the ongoing atelic regresses of expenditure; pumped and eviscerated lumps and dark liquids lubricate an excessive drive towards eventual collapse, the zombie and petroleum both as figures and victims of the radical decline. The burning of fossil fuel, the long dead bodies of ancestral plants, drives voodoo capitalism, yet with every fire approaches the extinction of life…MORE

THE HOLE, 2007 (JS07.51)
JIM SHAW
Jim Shaw’s first fictional feature, The Hole (2007) appears as an O-ist horror movie where a new female convert to the religion, peering through a hole in her apartment wall, discovers a parallel world where zombies stroll in an ill-defined “somewhere beyond which space becomes abstracted”…MORE

OTTO: AN INTRODUCTION 
BRUCE LABRUCE
Otto; or, Up with Dead People is a movie that was partly inspired by my ex-boyfriend, a Shiite Muslim, and partly by my current husband, a Santeria priest. The Shia are a lugubrious bunch who spend the first six weeks of their new year in mourning for the death of the prophet Mohammed’s grandson. They wear black and self-flagellate a lot. My ex boyfriend lives life very intensely and joyfully, but he also often used to tell me that he felt like he was dead already or that he was one of the walking dead…MORE

OTTO; OR, UP WITH DEAD PEOPLE (A SCREENPLAY)
BRUCE LABRUCE
“The dead are so terribly dead when they’re dead.” – Tyrone Power, The Razor’s Edge…MORE

NO MORE MANIFESTOS!
KATE THOMPSON
Fear

1.  What makes us human: the capacity for rational thought.
2.  With thought comes the awareness that there is much we do not know, either because we cannot experience it or because we cannot conceive of it…MORE

NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
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Image (still): Jim Shaw, The Hole, 2007, Video with artist soundtrack, 11min 5 seconds (looped), Edition of 3, 2 APs, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Praz-Delavellade, Paris.

 

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