We will approach Primož Krašovec’s The Alien Capital through the gothic perspective. As described by Mark Fisher (gothic materialism), Katherine Cohen (gothic Marxism) and Slavoj Žižek (dialectical materialism), the gothic viewpoint stresses the undeadness, the becoming-alive of matter and the living in the dead, while focusing more on the sensual than the discursive. We can notice all these tendencies
also in the notions of capital, ideology, technology and style described by Krašovec. This leads to the question of which is the most appropriate place to criticise his work from. At the same time, we try to broaden the horizon of artworks that could be analysed with his model beyond literature and cinema.

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