Posts Tagged ‘Black Metal Theory Symposium’

This is not the usual fare. A few weeks ago I was invited to come and take photos at the third Black Metal Theory Symposium, which I wrote about before here, and which took place in the The Pint Bar in Dublin. There were supposed to be some bands playing after the talks but these cancelled a few days beforehand. The organizers suggested I come along anyway and do long exposure photographs of the speakers. The one above is Nicola Masciandaro delivering his paper entitled On The Mystical Love Of Black Metal. I wasn’t timing the presentations but Nicola spoke for well over 20 minutes, so the above shot is a long exposure indeed. (more…)


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Next weekend a very strange event is taking place in Dublin. The world’s third Black Metal Theory Symposium will happen in the Pint Bar on Eden Quay, during the afternoon of Sunday 20th of November. There is going to be a series of talks with titles like On the Mystical Love of Black MetalFolding a Cadaverous Scream: The Disharmonious Flesh of Recombinant Horror, and “The Hopeless Soul Keeps Mating”: Notes on Black Metal and Contemporary Fiction. Scanning through the abstracts you will find references to thinkers like Deleuze, Kant and Bataille, and to concepts like speculative realism, queer theology, and medieval mystical discourse. After this series of talks, which include breaks for “refreshments”, there will be performances from Eternal Helcaraxe and Wound Upon Wound. Seriously, I can’t think of a better way of spending a Sunday afternoon and evening. (more…)

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