Fungoid Horror and the Creep of Life

“In sleep we were consumed by the feverish life of the earth, cast among a ripe, fairly rotting world of strange growths and transformation.
fragments for a sound-mix

We took a place within a darkly flourishing landscape where even the air was ripened into ruddy hues and everything wore the wrinkled grimace of decay, the mottled complexion of old flesh. The face of the land itself was knotted with so many other faces, ones that were corrupted by vile impulses. Grotesque expressions were molding themselves into the darkish grooves of ancient bark and the whorls of withered leaf; pulpy, misshapen features peered out of damp furrows; and the crisp skin of stalks and dead seeds split into a multitude of crooked smiles. All was a freakish mask painted with russet, rashy colors - colors that bled with a virulent intensity, so rich and vibrant that things trembled with their own ripeness.”

Thomas Ligotti - The Shadow at the Bottom of the World


“There, in the grey beginning of Earth, the formless mass reposed amid the slime and the vapors. Headless, without organs or members, it sloughed from its oozy sides, in a slow, ceaseless wave, the amoebic forms that were the archetypes of early life.”

Clark Ashton Smith - Ubbo-Sathla

Credits Image: Courtesy of the artist
Make-up: Ada Mușat
Claws: Dana Bordea

Chlorys is a DJ & visual artist based in Bucharest (RO). As a member of the Queer Night family of DJs & founder of the Bucharest-based Corp platform & a radio resident on Noods Radio (conducting the show Alien Flora), she emphasises a multi and interdisciplinary approach to music and is concerned with socio-political contexts. Incorporating a background in visual arts, she situates herself (or not) everywhere in-between or outside of the genre-formula, letting herself be seized by the limbo currents into undisclosed territories.