Verity Birt, Jamie & Rickie McNeill, Plastique Fantastique

Curated by Lucy A. Sames & Dane Sutherland
Opening: Thursday October 20th 6-8pm, with performances by Plastique Fantastique and ESTAITIS
Date: Friday 21st October – Saturday 5th November 2016
Location: Peacock Visual Arts
Guests @ Gray’s: Verity Birt will be doing a talk at Room SB42 Garthdee House Annex, Gray’s School of Art, 21st October 2016 at 1pm

Thee stones are thee temple ov visceral divination; ecstatic geo-surgical rituals un-earthing occult traumas. Thee lithic oil-kvlt desecrates thee graveyard of thee world’s economy[1] with a profane futurology: thee grave is an oasis[2], a cthonic reservoir ov fetid speculation.

Adapting thee rituals ov ancient prophets – thee entrails-reading ov haruspicy and thee corpse-fume intoxication ov thee Delphic Oracle – CHEMHEX EXTRACT exhumes Neolithic-industrial futures and deep eldritch pasts buried in thee black exta ov thee earth. Thee lysergik fumes ov this viscous-archive deliriously induce untimely morbid visions; geotraumatic fantasies ov thee future – corrupt and feverishly fucked.

CHEMHEX EXTRACT is an exhibition that explores Aberdeen’s occult histories, ancient sacred sites, and speculative futures. It is the second instalment of Exta, an ongoing project by Lucy A. Sames and Dane Sutherland. Exta mobilises mystic intensities and sci-fi rituals, adapting the occult art of haruspicy as a method of visceral divination: dredging ecstatic, delirious futurological visions from the entrails of a sacrificed body-politic.

The third instalment of Exta will take place in London, 2017.

[1] The Daily Mail Online

[2] E. M. Cioran, Tears and Saints