|H. R. Giger as one of his favorite subjects, Baphomet, that being the composite occult creature popularized by Eliphas Lévi in the 19th century and made spookily biomechanical by Giger in the 20th century. Giger spoke with me in 2001 about how and how much occultism had influenced his work and we discussed how this enabled his work to function as Tarot cards.|
I wanted to find out from Giger what he thought about it, and about occultism and Tarot in general, so I asked him a lot of questions about it over two nights of talking, and he answered my questions.
What did not make it into the 2001 published edition of the interview, and none of the online copies you may find on the web, are the comments of Giger's which I edited out, as per the request of his agent, mainly dealing with Giger's views about Akron.
In this new version of the interview, I have reinserted these comments, along with some additional insights about Giger and his approach to art and occultism.
Also, you can read my review of the Giger Tarot.