Tuesday 20th March 2018, 8:00pm
Session 191: Vampyroteuthis Infernalis by Vilém Flusser and Louis Bec
During this Theory Tuesdays session, the fourth of nine to be held at the Kunsthalle Zürich during the Rob Pruitt: The Church exhibition, Lucie Tuma selected excerpts from the book Vampyroteuthis Infernalis by Vilém Flusser and Louis Bec (Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2012).
“How far apart are humans from animals—even the ‘vampire squid from hell’? Scientist/philosopher/provocateur, Vilém Flusser uses this question as a springboard to dive into a literal and a philosophical ocean. Part scientific treatise, part spoof, part philosophical discourse, part fable, Vampyroteuthis Infernalis offers a unique posthumanist philosophical understanding of phenomenology and opens the way for a nonphilosophy of life.” -Book Cover