Shifting Desires, Unintelligible Threats: An Analysis of Horror, Media, & the Rearticulation

This project addresses the shifting connections between unintelligible desire, horror, and the media, as a means to analyze the current process of profound rearticulation and expansion of sociocultural intelligibility, as well as the networks and dynamics by which this rearticulation asymmetrically spreads across geopolitical borders. In order to do so, this analysis focuses on horror media manifestations from the US, Europe, and Latin America where the crossroads between sexuality and globally expanding intelligible conceptual formations (such as race, gender, migration, religion, or economy) give way to experiences and forms of desire that are unintelligible, and thus emerge as a source of sociocultural fear and anxiety.

Image: Art by Mina Hunt. | Based on an image by Kristen Fernandez