Friday, 26 November 2010

Melancology: Black Metal Theory Symposium II

The Black Metal Theory Symposium invites speculation and interventions on the blackening of the earth, landscapes of extinction, starless aeon, sempiternal nightmares, black horizons, malign essences, Qliphothic forces from beyond … in a general re-conceptualization of black ecology:

Details and registration HERE

Participants and Papers (in no particular order)

Scott Wilson, ‘Introduction to Melancology’.

Amelia Ishmael, ‘Metal’s Formless Presence in Contemporary Art’.

Elliot A. Jarbe, ‘Beyond Melancology: Hüzüncology and the Thymotic ’.

Drew Daniel, ‘Towards the Re-Occultation of Black Blood’.

Liviu Mantescu, ‘Suddenly, life lost new meaning: Melancology as another new age metaphor for transcendental encounters’.

Dominik Irtenkauf, ‘To The Mountains or: rocking against melancholy.The implications of black metal's geophilosophy’.

Steven Shakespeare, ‘A Machine for Breaking Gods: Unity, Nature and Ritual in US Black Metal’.

Nicola Masciandaro, ‘Wormsign’.

Aspasia Stephanou, ‘Black Sun-Blank Metal Perversion’.

Ben Woodard, ‘Irreversible Sludge: Troubled Energetics, Eco-purification and Self-Inhumanization’.

Hager Weslati, ‘Going to Hell in Northern Deserts’

Evan Calder Williams, ‘The hot wet breath of extinction’.

Reza Negarestani, ‘ ’.

Mark Patrick Oughton, ‘Visions of Kali: Attack Sustain Release’ (Video installation)

Niall Scott, ‘Blackening the Green'.

Concluding remarks and Introduction to Abgott

Abgott (Live performance)

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