Art Uncovered - 'Metaphortean' Research

Premiere DateMay 13, 2014
00:00 Thomas Intro
01:24 For the Trees Matmos
04:52 Carl Diehl Interview pt.1
08:04 These Moths Carl Diehl
09:19 Carl Diehl Interview pt. 2
11:06 Solar Drums Sun Ra
13:24 Carl Diehl Interview pt. 3
15:59 (((WFT))) Carl Diehl
19:12 Carl Diehl Interview pt. 4
21:12 You Wrecked My Hair Brainiac
24:22 Carl Diehl Interview pt. 5
26:46 Dan Deacon Padding Ghost
30:29 Carl Diehl Interview pt. 6
32:29 Tears in the Typing Pool
34:37 Carl Diehl Interview pt. 7
38:48 The Lost Epoch Nonhorse
40:29 Finish

From Cardifférance by Carl Diehl

This week on the how Portland-based artist  Carl Deihl. Carl’s work examines the intersections between folklore, the supernatural and communications technology. His projects take the form of video essays and pseudo-scientific lectures and invoke unexplained phenomena like  Sasquatch and poltergeists to investigate the glitches, errors and unexpected aberrations of obsolete technology. These projects fall under a body of work called “Metaphortean Research” —- a term Carl coined to describe his process— and which he explains for us in our interview.

Carl spoke with me recently over the phone from portland about Metaphortean Research, circuit bending and a new project he’s working on that deals with a famous hoax involving a disgruntled atheists, a stone giant and P.T. Barnum.


Still from Drone Kitsch, digital animation

Carl Diehl


Host Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…