When transfiguration became commonplace

Neil Mulholland, Norman Hogg

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Abstract / Description of output

The Confraternity of Neoflagellants will give an illustrated reading from the final chapter of their book thN Lng folk 2go: Investigating Future Premoderns™ (New York: Punctum, 2013). Neomedievalism is conspicuously abundant in contemporary and futurist hypereconomies. Persistent medievalist archetypes such as host, relic-ing, virtus, gifting and commoning are popular practices and neomedieval themes. When Transfiguration Became Commonplace follows the early career of developer, content curator, and entrepreneurial provocateur Alexandr Petrovsky. Free&d-ing at WILLARD: TECHNOLOGY FOR ENCHANTMENT, Petrovsky ruthlessly mobilises metahistorical anachronisms as ever-expanding invocations of possible futures to navigate and conquer the flatland “an infinite hell of punitive creativity.” Petrovsky’s development of the bioinformatic Brandeum project exploits neomedievalism’s elasticated temporal looping and folding, opening a untimely perspective on the emerging hypereconomics of the 21st century and related non-modern futurities.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2015
EventCrafting Values: Art and its Economies - School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jan 201523 Jan 2015


ConferenceCrafting Values: Art and its Economies
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Neomedievalism
  • OOO
  • Speculative Realism
  • Transfiguration
  • Materialism
  • New Materialisms


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