Dr. Morgan Meis
PhD, Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 2003
Dr. Morgan Meis’ interests include the intersection of visual art, philosophy, aesthetics, garbage, small objects, large objects, but less so medium-sized objects, literature, candy, broken toys, ancient languages, and socks.
I founded (along with Shuffy, but I was first) an arts collective in New York City called Flux Factory. I wrote a boring but strangely brilliant dissertation on Walter Benjamin’s The Arcades Project. I lived in Sri Lanka for a bit. I wrote about art and aesthetics. I help daily with the Huckleberry Explorers Club General Store, Museum, and Gardens here in Detroit (2660 Buchanan Street: Come On By!). I write sometimes for obscure journals and magazines and also, weirdly, for The New Yorker. I’ve published some books.
Significant Publications, Presentations and Exhibitions
The Fate of The Animals: On Horses, The Apocalypse, and Painting as Prophecy (Slant Books: 2022)
Wonder, Horror, Mystery: Letters on Cinema and Religion in Malick, Von Trier, and Kieślowski (Punctum Books: 2021)
Timothy Morton’s Hyper-Pandemic, in The New Yorker. 2021.
The Drunken Silenus: On Gods, Goats, and the Cracks in Reality (Slant Books: 2020)