Black Mirror 2 – elsewhere

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Black Mirror is a peer-reviewed series that seeks to examine ways in which the occult and the esoteric have been at the heart of art practice now and throughout the modernist period. It is produced by a group of artists and researchers and much of the work examined will be practice-led. Hence this volume includes both essays on contemporary and modernist work, and new works by artists. Black Mirror 2 – elsewhere is the third installation within the Black Mirror series of publications.

In this volume we explore the philosophy and practice of elsewhere. Throughout the twentieth century both occult practitioners and artists explored the effects of the patriarchal monotheistic heritage that divorced the mind from the body, privileging the intellect as spiritual and negating and subjugating the corporeal. The conjunction of heterodox spiritualities, feminism and green philosophies in the 1980s gave rise to art and thinking that sought to heal the split between mind and body, to find new respect for the body and the physical world, and to explore the spiritual through the corporeal. Mindful of these early pioneers, in this volume we seek to broaden ideas surrounding magic, art and embodiment.



196 pages
63 colour images | 13 black and white
23cm × 16cm
English text
ISBN: 9781527236301


Edited by Jesse Bransford, Judith Noble and Dominic Shepherd

Introduction – Jesse Bransford
Spectrality and the Dance of Death in the Art of Kurt Seligmann – Gražina Subelytė
Inventing Ourselves: A Daily Practice of Cut-Ups – Vanessa Sinclair
Lost Angeles: Pentagram Punks and Occult Re-Revival in Post-2012 L.A. – Kristin Trammell
Black-Mirror Architecture: Para-Historical Musing on the Architectural Peculiar – Willem de Bruijn
Power Animal System: The Art of Jason Martin – Jason Martin
Magical Thinking: The Photography of Fiona Pardington – Andrew Paul Wood
Leon Engers: From Psychochromes to Transcendental Paintings – Richard Kaczynski
I am a Psychic Antenna: The Art of Joaquim Vilela – Kelly E. Hayes