Have you ever seen figures in the clouds, heard voices in the sound of a detuned TV, recognised faces made by the shadows in the corner of a room? Pareidolia is the phenomenon where the mind perceives shapes, or hears voices, where none apparently exist. But what if what you were seeing was really there? What if the voice you heard really was speaking to you, calling you?
When I first heard about it, I loved the concept. It sparks so many ideas as well as reminding me of all the things I saw faces in as a child: beige floral carpets, the wood effect dashboard in my dad’s old Rover, but most of all, my mother’s collection of oversized Chinese ceramics. And that’s all I’ll say on the matter… for now.
The TOC has also been released:
Into the Wood ~ Sarah Read
Joss Papers for Porcelain Ghosts ~ Eliza Chan
What Can You Do About a Man Like That? ~ Tim Major
The Lonely ~ Rich Hawkins
A Shadow Flits ~ Carly Holmes
The Butchery Tree ~ G.V. Anderson
The Lens of Dying ~ Charlotte Bond
How to Stay Afloat When Drowning ~ Daniel Braum
Geode ~ Rosanne Rabinowitz
House of Faces ~ Andrew David Barker