Incognitum Hactenus

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INCOGNITUM
HACTENUS
art philosophy horror
vol.1
Real HorrorContents
Editorial
Caryn Coleman and Tom Trevatt.....................................3 Martin
Carl Neville........................................................................5 Terror!
Ben Rivers........................................................................10 Knowing Horror
Amanda Beech.................................................................12 A Nature to Pulp the Stoutest Philosopher:
Towards a Lovecraftian Philosophy of Nature
Ben Woodard....................................................................20 She Tied the Tag Around My Toe
Simon Clark.....................................................................26 Transcendental Monsters
Steven Shaviro..................................................................27 Notes on Contributors..............................................31Incognitum Hactenus vol. 1 3
Editorial
Caryn Coleman and Tom Trevatt
Welcome to the first issue of Incognitum Hactenus.
Following programming The Real Horror Symposium in London (October 2010), it became apparent that we had only begun to scratch the surface on the many layers in which modes of thought on art, horror, and philosophy exist in response to each other. Extending from Graham Harman’s reading of cult gothic novelist H.P. Lovecraft in his essay “On the Horror of Phenomenology” and the notion of Weird Realism, The Real Horror Symposium addressed this reciprocal relationship between the expression of horror and reality. The symposium showed that while many dialogues on horror overlap, merge, and diverge, there has not been a designated outlet for writers, artists, and curators that would give voice to this new strain of thinking. Thus, Incognitum Hacetnus came into being. Meaning “not known yet or nameless and without origin until now”, we find inspiration in Incognitum Hactenus’ definition as “a double-dealing mode of time connecting abyssal time scales to our chronological time, thus exposing to us the horror of times beyond” (Reza Negerastani, Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials). Within the structure of non-linearity, outside of constraints of what has come before, we aim to establish the Incognitum Hactenus is a new quarterly journal featuring writing on art, horror, and philosophy. Conceived as an ongoing investigation into each sphere and its crossovers, the journal publishes new work by leading international scholars, artists, filmmakers, curators, musicians, and designers. With a focused interest in that which finds an affiliation with horrific contemporaneity and the exposure to radical thought, Incognitum Hactenum reveals the twisting of contingency (that which comes from outside) as it produces new monstrosities. We aim to tear asunder the fleshy belly of the established and expected. Incognitum Hactenus vol. 1 4

primary locus for those interested in the realms of horror, art, and philosophy. The first issue of Incognitum Hactenus provides a permanent record of the presentations, screenings, and performances by the London-based artist, writer, and curator participants in The Real Horror Symposium: Amanda Beech, Carl Neville, Ben Rivers, and Simon Clark. Also included are contributions by U.S. writers Steven Shaviro and Ben Woodard. Currently, each journal issue will be available for download via PDF format on our website which will also include bonus material such as artist film features. Moving forward, Incognitum Hactenus will be curated, addressing topics such as capitalism, historical trauma, and popular culture among many others. We also plan to produce Incognitum Hactenus in a special published edition available in Europe and the United States. As enthusiasts for each element that makes Incognitum Hactenus what it is, we are thrilled to have the support and contribution by others obsessed with the weird and unusual aspects of horror, art, and...
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