Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sublime Celestia

"Rimbaud's programmatic exclamation 'I is an other' (je est un autre) must be taken literally:

the redemption of objects is impossible except by virtue of becoming an object.

As the work of art must destroy and alienate itself to become an absolute commodity, so the dandy-artist must become a living corpse" (Agamben).

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hideous Gnosis Schedule and Flyers

Black Metal Theory Symposium
December 12, 2009
The Public Assembly
70 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY
1:00-7:00 p.m.
$10 cover

I: 1:00-2:15
The Light that Illuminates Itself, the Dark that Soils itself: Blackened Notes from Schelling’s Underground
Steven Shakespeare
The Counter-Reformation in Stone and Metal: Spiritual Substances
Erik Butler
BAsileus philosoPHOrum METaloricum
Scott Wilson
(moderator: Niall Scott)

II: 2:20-3:30
Transcendental Black Metal
Hunter Hunt-Hendrix
Anti-Cosmosis: Black Mahapralaya
Nicola Masciandaro
Perpetual Rot: Obsessive Cycles of Deterioration
Joseph Russo
(moderator: Steven Shakespeare)

Interlude: 3:30-4:30
Nader Sadek, Baptism in Black (Phase II)
Sym-posium (together-drinking)

III: 4:30-5:45
‘Remain true to the earth!’: Remarks on the Politics of Black Metal
Benjamin Noys (in absentia)
The Headless Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Evan Calder Williams
Black Confessions and Absu-lution
Niall Scott
Meaningful Leaning Mess
Brandon Stosuy
(moderator: Scott Wilson)

IV: 5:50-7:00
Black Metal and Evil
Aspasia Stephanou
Red in a World of Black: A Discussion of Blood in Black Metal
Murray Resinski
‘Goatsteps behind my steps’: Black Metal and Ritual Renewal
Anthony Sciscione
(moderator: Erik Butler)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hear divinity in the corpse’s every pore

Hear divinity in the corpse’s every pore,
A live, hideous gnosis for which you are for.

Inside towers of silence is not what you think,
More like the final understanding of all lore.

Real voice is breathing, ingesting another breath,
Eating the inner child that from a cold mouth soars.

Speculative realism, still dating its desire,
Knows not yet the chimerical wedding in store.

Alpine ibex face off above our first ascent,
Trading poetry impossible to explore.

From the black pit a bleaching, skin-wrapped skeleton
Explains there is never any such thing as more.

Hard to see what mirror-cleaning Nicola’s mind
Reveals, to say the clarity that we ignore.

Monday, October 05, 2009