Part of a series of images from the shadowy fringes of the Internet. Visuals that stir my sense for the eerie and macabre.
Raised in Miami and now living in New York City, contemporary US artist Daniel Arsham likes to blur the boundaries between fictional / conceptual space (art) and physical / utilitarian place (architecture). The subtext of his creative mandate could easily be interpreted as the prophetic declarations of an adept of the Cthulhu Mythos
Arsham challenges our perceptions of physical space in order to make architecture perform the improbable. The surfaces of walls appear to melt, erode and ripple. Animals contemplate the emergence of floating shapes in nature. Sculptures from antiquity are infused with rigid, geometric forms.
Pilar Viladas – T.Magazine
This image tweaks my antennae for the obscure in everyday reality. The conjuration of potent entities that lurk within the absence of light – on the threshold of our universe – does not have to occur in sweaty, dank, lantern lit grottos around ancient altar stones. This is a brightly lit room that contains the emerging form of absolute cosmic madness. A rapidly expanding conglomeration of spheres that has the capacity to warp space and time – to behave as the gate and the key to realms past, present and future. One touch can incinerate flesh and burn away the soul to a cloud of sparkling, dissipating energy. Horror is not a fear of the unknown. True horror is standing in the presence of such things that can extinguish your existence in an impulse.
Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth’s fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread.
—H. P. Lovecraft, “The Dunwich Horror”
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