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  • game theory
  • Game Studies
  • media studies
  • computer
  • computer games
  • digital media
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Anthropocene Lecture: Bruno Latour

29.09.2017, 19:00

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
Deutschland

Art and the Politics of Collectivity – Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art III

03.07.2017 – 28.07.2017

Spike Art Quarterly
Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 45
10178 Berlin
Deutschland

Yves Netzhammer: Book Presentation and Artist’s Talk

22.08.2017, 18:30

ETH Zürich Graphische Sammlung
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zürich
Schweiz

Exhibition: On Series, Scenes and Sequences – FEATURE Yves Netzhammer

16.08.2017 – 03.09.2017

ETH Zürich Graphische Sammlung
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zürich
Schweiz

I remember…

Stephen Barber, 24.03.2017

I remember during the frozen Tokyo winter of 1997: I took long walks in the dead of night through the...

Ich erinnere mich…

Discoteca Flaming Star, 24.03.2017

Ich erinnere mich an gewellte goldene Kornfelder.

 

Ich erinnere mich an mich; in der ­Peripherie des Bildes.

 

Ich erinnere mich an die...

Je me souviens…

Jean-Luc Nancy, 24.03.2017

Je me souviens de l’étymologie du mot « souvenir ». En latin impérial subvenit mihi ­signifiait : « il me...

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    • law
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    • Israel
    • contemporary art
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    Exodus. Gods and Kings

    But why Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, from 2014? You will have had your reasons, and you’ll have to take responsibility for them.

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    Facebook recently wanted to make merry with me. To this aim it posted an entry on my notice board, which is actually closed to others.

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Reiner Schürmann: Luther. The Origin of Modern Self-Consciousness
Ulrike Bergermann (ed.), Monika Dommann (ed.), ...: Connect and Divide
Christian Marazzi: Le socialisme du capital
Claus Pias: Computer Game Worlds
Kerstin Stakemeier (ed.), Susanne Witzgall (ed.): The Present of the Future
Inke Arns (ed.), Sylvia Sasse (ed.), ...: Nikolaj Evreinov: »The Storming of the Winter Palace«
Fragility is the only thing I really know about me
Fragility is the only thing I really know about me

Claire Denis

“Fragility is the only thing I really know about me”

I am not a very balanced person. I am fragile and sad – almost as described in Triste Tropiques by Claude Lévi-Strauss. I feel both those adjectives, I grew up with them. I was aware of my fragility even when I was very young – a baby, learning to walk, living somewhere in Africa and already feeling that the number of white persons was very small compared to the number of black persons and also noticing that most of the... ABO
  • subjectivity
  • autofiction
  • film d'auteur
  • identity
Fiction

Reiner Schürmann

“I fled Europe as one flees one’s parents’ house“

I recognize that lobby. The Washington Hilton. Men in business suits are crammed in there by the thousands. American philosophers meeting for a convention. A compact assembly of thinkers. Thirty-five hundred of them, Newsweek published the figure. The eastern division of the American Philosophical Association. I make a tour of the counters. There are those of the airlines, TWA, Delta, Allegheny, and those of the hotel, reservations, information, mail, cashier. A perfume shop. 
A shoe-shine place. An art gallery with pictures painted on ­vel­vet. Crowds everywhere. Thinking crowds. All profs. Looking like insurance agents, more readily imagined talking finances than dialectic. Above a bank branch is written: Christmas, Think of it as Money. A prayer for peace follows, signed Riggs National Bank. Between Christmas and New Year’s is the time for the big conventions. I stop in front of every desk as if to bring to life the scene from...

  • homosexuality
  • memory
  • 1968
  • autobiography
  • emigration
Lawless: Clouds Reprise
Lawless: Clouds Reprise

Ute Holl

The Moses Complex

The Moses complex derives its actuality from recalling the emergence of cultures as fields of mutually engendering relationships. From the perspective of media studies, which is a science of differential relationships between materialities and immaterialities, noises and messages, channels and signals, apparatuses and perceptions, the relationship to God or gods turns out to be one between people and their systems of thought. So media studies argues against fundamentalism, whether ontological, anthropological, or technicistic. The figure of Moses is a decisive node...
  • exile
  • Arnold Schönberg
  • Danièle Huillet
  • Jean-Marie Straub
  • community
Discourse

Artur Żmijewski

»… it’s rather that my perception of the world is unbearable for others…«

Film is a space of freedom – you can behave cynically, or even cruelly, and the viewers will think it’s ›just acting‹ anyway, so you have an alibi.
 Reality is a bit like we describe it. Our bodies are also like we describe them. Disease is pathophysiology’s narrative about the body. Old age is the narrative about the body told by the social security system. Bodies happen to be as society wants them. If it’s a nationalised body, for instance, one called up into the army, the narrative will be potentially tragic and lofty at the same time. […]

Compassion is a concept invented for the purpose of the onlookers – it’s their alibi. I look because I sympathise, not because I’m fascinated by physical deformity – such as the sight of a legless man. And yet it’s also a roadshow of forms, a theatre of strange visual combinations, of unexpected...

  • body
  • artist
  • violence
  • conversation
  • contemporary art
Discourse
Why this past? Why is this past mine? A past which I did not even know?


Reiner Schürmann

Why this past? Why is this past mine? A past which I did not even know?


  • National Socialism
  • memory
  • trauma
  • homosexuality
  • past
  • post-war generation
  • primal scene
  • identity
  • post-war period
  • 1968
  • autobiography
  • emigration
  • youth
  • migration
  • childhood
On the distribution of bodies in space
On the distribution of bodies in space

Stefan Hölscher (ed.), Gerald Siegmund (ed.)

Dance, Politics & Co-Immunity

The past years have seen a re-emergence of the need to think about and conceptualise the arts in general and dance in particular in terms of the political. Developments in globalised neo-liberal capitalism and the changes it has produced in the social fabric seem to beg for a statement of some kind from the artistic field. What is more, these changes increasingly affect the production and reception of dance itself, thereby laying bare the ideological underpinnings of its claim for...
  • performativity
  • community
  • body
  • politics
  • globalization
Humanities
“With a woman like that you can even live in ­Berlin”

Maria Zinfert

“With a woman like that you can even live in ­Berlin”

  • photographic images
  • portrait
  • photography
  • Paris
  • exile
  • 20th century
  • archive
  • collection
  • Siegfried Kracauer
  • 1950s
  • History of photography
  • biography
  • 1930s
Humanities
»The camera is my »exosomatic extension‹.«

Gertrud Koch, Michael Lüthy, ...

»The camera is my »exosomatic extension‹.«

  • conversation
  • Allan Sekula
  • globalization
  • photography
  • exhibition
  • mediality
  • fiction
  • memory
  • Poland
  • realism
  • testimony
  • contemporary art

 

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