Konstfack Common Seminar: Carl Abrahamsson

Date and time
23 November 2022 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

Online at Zoom: konstfack-se.zoom.us/j/2621150454

Photo: Björn Stridh

Occulturation & Epistemology:
The creative relationship between Utilitarianism and Cerebral Neutrality

The Western mind-frame/culture often creates an unnecessary divide between the ”rational” and ”irrational” minds – no doubt a result of convenient over-simplification stemming from early 20th century attraction to and fetishization of scientific models. Much of this can be made redundant by looking at epistemology through an arc of occulturation: ideas grow in the hidden, enter a twilight (preliminary) zone and are then birthed into a visible, tangible sphere of evaluation and use. In this talk, I will look at the terms and phenomena throughout history, and suggest how they can be applied today in various disciplines.

Carl Abrahamsson is a Swedish author and filmmaker. His books include Codex Nordica (Trapart Books, 2022), Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan (Inner Traditions, 2022), Different People (Trapart Books, 2021), The Devil’s Footprint (Trapart Books, 2020), Sacred Intent (Trapart Books, 2020), Occulture (Inner Traditions, 2018), Reasonances (Scarlet Imprint, 2014), and The Fenris Wolf series. His films include My Silent Lips (2019), Anton LaVey: Into the Devil’s Den (2019), Cinemagician: Conversations with Kenneth Anger (2019), Mementeros (2019), Lunacy (2017), Sub Umbra Alarum Luna (2016), and the An Art Apart series.
Carl Abrahamsson


Doctoral Programme in Art, Technology and Design