january, 2022

21jan(jan 21)4:00 pm22(jan 22)3:00 amThe Weird and the Eerie: Five Years OnEvent Page

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For k-punk presents the 2022 Mark Fisher Memorial Event. Commissioned by the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University, with additional support from the Department of Art.
This January, For k-punk will be celebrating Mark Fisher’s final book, The Weird and the Eerie. These two terms were, for Fisher, two kinds of aesthetic experience. Common to tales of horror and the supernatural, he argues that the things we recognize as weird and eerie are not always aberrations to be expelled but rather problems to be solved.
An encounter with the weird might well signify the emergence of the new, for instance, whereas the eerie is encountered in those moments where our expectations are confounded and the givens we hold dear evaporate before our eyes.

Though aesthetic in its orientation, the implicit political message of Fisher’s final published works seems to be that this world of ours is unstable and our fictions consistently explore its many contingencies, opening portals to worlds quite different from our own. Five years on from the book’s publication, living in a world that is only getting weirder, we wonder where we are now.

Moving from the lecture theatre to the event space, this year’s event has a programme full of music, art and discussion. Further details to be announced closer to the time.
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———–Venue————
This is a free event
Friendly Team!
18+
Getting there;
Closest train station: Ladywell (5 min walk) or Lewisham (15 min walk) or just a few stops on the bus.
316 Lewisham High St, London SE13 6JZ
Wheelchair accessible and on ground floor level, with an accessible bathroom. The garden is at ground floor level, but with some uneven flooring.

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Time

21 (Friday) 4:00 pm - 22 (Saturday) 3:00 am

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