Here Comes Trouble - An Inquiry into Art, Magic & Madness as Deviant Knowledge, Alex Head, 2018, 14.8 x 21 cm, 185 pages, PB, ISBN: 9783945659090
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Imagine the infinitely tiny size of an atom. Focus on the size of this microscopic particle in relation to your own human body. Now scale up to the size of the planets, galaxies, to the solar system as a whole. The weight of your body exists between these vastly different scales.

Here Comes Trouble, An Inquiry into Art, Magic and Madness as Deviant Knowledge, is not about thermodynamics, negative feedback or refrigerators. Neither have I written a book about geology, black holes or migration, yet each of these material systems offer insights into the slippery topic of deviancy.

Here Comes Trouble explores the role of the deviant form within differing sets of social and material processes in order to draw conclusions about the production of new knowledge itself as either ‘mad’, ‘inspired’ or ‘scientific’.

So what is deviancy? What forms does it take historically and what, as it were, does it do?

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