Metaversal Liminal Backroom Radicalisation

2022, solo lecture-performance, audio/video, light [23']

23/06/22 - performed by the artist as part of 'next_generation 9.0' @ ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE).

 

15/02/22 - performed by the artist @ ELA2/3, HfMT - Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Hamburg, DE).

07/02/22 - performed by the artist as part of 'Liminal Spaces' @ HfMT - Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Hamburg, DE).

On 21st April 2018, an image of an empty neon-yellow-lit room surfaced on the paranormal 4chan image-board /x/ alongside other so-called 'cursed images'.

Using techniques of image annotation and conspiracy-birthing logic, this lecture-performance traces a line across US/Japanese horror cinema, mythic internet lore and the shadiness of 'pornglomerate' megacorps to explore images of empty rooms - liminal spaces - as dank holes of abject radicalisation.

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photography by Peter Lund.