Chimeras are integrated bodies that synthesize incompatible modalities, surpassing their respective particularities without fusing them, finding a common ground, or reducing one to the other. Chimerization, a recent work by Florian Hecker, uses psychoacoustics to compose such creatures from readings of a libretto penned by philosopher and novelist, Reza Negarestani. Expanding on this work, Hecker and Negarestani come together in a live experiment—less a collaboration between philosophy and sound than a synthesis of the two.
reza NEGARESTANI & florian HECKER
“The Non-Trivial Goat and the Cliffs of the Universal: A Topological Fable on Navigation and Synthesis”
7.30 pm /Abrons’ Playhouse
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York, New York