Arts Keith Tilford in Collapse
posted by October 19 at 10:31 AMon
Along with essays by and interviews with Alain Badiou (“Philosophy, Sciences, Mathematics”), Reza Negarestani (“The Militarization of Peace”), Nick Bostrom (“Existential Risk”), and Thomas Duzer (“On the Mathematics of Intensity”), the Seattle artist Keith Tilford (pictured above) has two crowd drawings published in the new philosophy journal Collapse, out of Oxford:
COLLAPSE is an unprecedented conjuncture of work by leading practitioners in diverse fields. Conceived as a carefully-compiled, compendious miscellany, grimoire or as an instruction manual without referent, as a delirious carnival of sobriety, COLLAPSE operates its war against good sense not through romantic flight but through the formal insanity secreted in the depths of the rational (‘the rational is not reasonable’).
It aims to force unforeseen conjunctions, singular correspondences, and cross-fertilisations; to diagram abstract sensations as yet unnamed.
The journal COLLAPSE exists as the explosive, perhaps fragmentary, product of the passion for thought, unrestrained by any thematic or formal constraint, any justificatory relation to any agency whatsoever.