Collapse Volume IV: 'Concept Horror'
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- "Collapse Volume IV: 'Concept Horror' is an investigation into the philosophical, existential, aesthetic, religious and political dimensions of horror. Its task is not to promote theories of horror, but to uncover the horrors that may lie in wait for those who pursue rational thought beyond the bounds of the reasonable."
Collapse IV includes the following contributions: Thomas Ligotti on Rabid Nihilism, China Miéville on weirdness and Skulltopus, Eugene Thacker on theology and horror; previously untranslated poetry by Michel Houellebecq; Exlusive new etchings from Jake Chapman in response to the other contributions in Collapse (Concept-Horror); Stephen Shearer's black metal poems; Eugene Thacker on Theology and Horror; Graham Harman on the unnatural bond between Husserl and Lovecraft; Iain Hamilton Grant on Lorenz Oken's naturphilosophische slime-horror; Reza Negarestani on decay and problematic ontology; George Sieg on the Gnosis of the Victim (the horror of vendidad); James Trafford on neurophilosopher Thomas Metzinger and weird fiction author Ligotti; Ukrainian artist Oleg Kulik and Czech collective Rafani; visual essay on cryptozoology by Kristen Alvanson; Quentin Meillassoux on infinite mourning and the virtual god; Graphic work by Keith Tilford and Todosch.