Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands | Website
From witchcraft to psychedelia, the online exhibition Weird Gnosis takes you on a journey into some of the weirder parts of the web. As new media technologies appear increasingly indistinguishable from magic, the Internet is becoming a forum for the struggle between subcultures who use the language of esoteric revelation and weird mediation. Because of how profoundly media affect how we encounter each other, the world and ourselves these esoteric practices might open paths through which to imagine media differently. Like the products of Silicon Valley, these ‘technologies of the self’ are neither good nor bad nor are they neutral. With a selection of video and performance art, Weird Gnosis curates a dialogue with artists and thinkers whose practices radically disturb the familiar by invoking the truly weird.