Sun, 10 Jul|
Chaos Magick to Save the World - Patricia MacCormack in Conversation
IN PERSON & ONLINE. Patricia MacCormack, a leading Continental philosopher, champions queer chaos magick in the current apocalyptic era.
Time & Location
10 Jul 2022, 17:00 – 19:00 BST
Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store St, London WC1E 7BS, UK
About The Event
Join us for a provocative, memorable evening with philosopher Patricia MacCormack, who argues that in this catastrophic era, occult practice offers a place of respite and transgression, and best of all is chaos magick, especially chaosium cunnis (cunt chaos). She advocates activism, artistic practice and affirmative ethics to urge us to compose the human differently, beyond nihilism and post- and trans-humanism and, crucially, outside human privilege. The event at Treadwell's is a vivacious 'on the sofa' talk with Christina Oakley Harrington, and we invite audience questions. As MacCormack explains how magic can help bring into being into being a queer chaos world she will digress into such fabulous side-bars as squid vulvae, tentacled torment and eco-mucous.... and ultimately - hope and grace. We celebrate the book which launched these ideas: The Ahuman Manifesto. All invited to stay for the drinks party afterward.
Patricia MacCormack is Professor of Continental Philosophy in English and Media at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She has published extensively on Deleuze, Guattari, Blanchot, Serres, Irigaray, queer theory, tratology, body modificatin, posthuman theory, animal rights and horror films. In 2013 she was a visiting Leverhulme Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Ahuman Manifesto explores five themes: Identity, spirituality, art, death and the apocalypse, along the way addressingphenomena like death cults, intersectional identity politics and capitalist enslavement of human and nonhuman organisms. The book looks to a new world in which we think actively and live viscerally, with connectivity, passion and grace. She is also author of The Animal Catalyst.