Weird Studies

A filmmaker and a professor talk art and philosophy at the limits of the thinkable

About the Show

"Weird Studies" is a scholarly field that doesn't and can't exist.

The Weird is that which resists any settled explanation or frame of reference. It is the bulging file labelled “other/misc.” in our mental filing cabinet, full of supernatural entities, magical synchronicities, and occult rites. But it also appears when a work of art breaks in on our habits of perception and ordinary things become uncanny.

The Weird is easiest to define as whatever lies on the further side of a line between what we can easily accept from our world and what we cannot. And it defines an attitude towards whatever lies on that side of the line: a willingness to remain suspended between explanations and abide in strangeness.

CREDITS:

Music: Pierre-Yves Martel
Voice: Lesley Halferty
Logo design: Joseph Cook
Crows illustration: Matt Melanson

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