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

  • autobiography
  • post-war period
  • past
  • post-war generation
  • youth
  • primal scene
  • trauma
  • identity
  • migration
  • childhood
  • memory
  • National Socialism
  • homosexuality
  • emigration
  • 1968
From xenolinguistics to cephalo­pods
  • semiotics and semiology
  • communication media
  • linguistics
  • utopia
  • communication
  • science fiction

Eric Baudelaire. Walked The Way Home

06.03.2018 – 29.04.2018

n.b.k. – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Chausseestrasse 128/129
10115 Berlin
Deutschland

Scripted Culture: Book launch Zurich

15.06.2018, 18:00

ZHdK – Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8031 Zürich
Schweiz

Exhibition: Eccentric Values after Eisenstein

20.04.2018, 19:00 – 25.05.2018

ESPACE DIAPHANES
Dresdener Str. 118
10999 Berlin
Deutschland

The Storming of the Winter Palace
Exhibition

06.04.2018 – 06.06.2018

Muzeum Sztuki – ms1
Więckowskiego 36
90-001 Łódź
Poland

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Ornamentation is the body of our thought
Ornamentation is the body of our thought

Elena Vogman

Dynamography, or Andrei Bely’s Rhythmic Gesture

The experience of the Russian Revolution transformed both the perception and the epistemic notion of time. It challenged artistic and scientific modes of production with the invention of new models of temporality. Nonlinear, morphological, and materialist models of time seemed to correspond more precisely to the irruptive event of the revolution. These echoed more the new political constellation than a historicist or purely philosophical notion of a homogeneous time as a condition a priori to any experience. New theories in...
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Mama Say Make I Dey Go, She Dey My Back

Jelili Atiku, Damian Christinger

Mama Say Make I Dey Go, She Dey My Back

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  • spiritism
  • Africa
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About ‘how we treat the others’

Artur Żmijewski

About ‘how we treat the others’

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  • documenta
  • political aesthetics
  • migration
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  • concentration camp
  • Poland
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« Ce libre droit du temps à disposer de lui-même doit être reconnu au même titre que celui des peuples. »
« Ce libre droit du temps à disposer de lui-même doit être reconnu au même titre que celui des peuples. »

Alexander Kluge, Gerhard Richter

Futur antérieure

Ce que révèle mon histoire, l’histoire d’un être humain et vivant, n’est pas le PASSÉ RÉVOLU (ce qui fut, parce que ce n’est plus), ce n’est pas non plus le passé composé de ce qui a été et perdure dans ce que je suis mais l’AUTRE de ce que j’ai été pour ce que je suis en passe de devenir. – Si je vous comprends bien, c’est du deuil de « ce que je suis en train de devenir » qu’il s’agit. Je...
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Fiction

Stephen Barber

Twenty-four hours in state of unconsciousness

Now the dead will no longer be buried, now this spectral city will become the site for execrations and lamentations, now time itself will disintegrate and void itself, now human bodies will expectorate fury and envision their own transformation or negation, now infinite and untold catastrophes are imminently on their way —ready to cross the bridge over the river Aire and engulf us all — in this winter of discontent, just beginning at this dead-of-night ­instant before midnight, North-Sea ice-particles already crackling in the air and the last summer long-over, the final moment of my seventeenth birthday, so we have to go, the devil is at our heels… And now we’re running at full-tilt through the centre of the city, across the square beneath the Purbeck-marble edifice of the Queen’s ­Hotel, down towards the dark arches under the railway tracks, the illuminated sky shaking, the air fissured with beating cacophony,...

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An immodest proposal
An immodest proposal

Stephen Barber

A War of Fragments: World Versus America

J.G. Ballard’s self-declared ‘Immodest Proposal’ for a global war-­alliance to exact the destruction of America demonstrates the provocatory zeal of his last fiction plans, as well as their enduring prescience. As Ballard emphasises several times in the World Versus America notebooks, he is utterly serious in his concerns and visions. Although the Ballard ­estate declined permission for any images of pages from the World Versus America archival notebooks to accompany this essay, any member of the general public interested to do...
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Discourse

Ute Holl

Dream, Clouds, Off, Exile

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  • exile
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  • Karl Marx
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Le texte inconnu est une promesse

Michele Pedrazzi

Le texte inconnu est une promesse

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  • linguistics
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  • word processing
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Digital disrupture
Digital disrupture

Dieter Mersch

Digital Criticism

We really need an analysis of algorithmic conditions and their paradoxes and ambiguities that gives them an adequate framework and horizon. But instead we currently seem to be finding an algorithmic solution of the algorithmic, much as digital solutions are being offered for the problems of the digital public sphere, in the way that IT corporations, for example, use exclusively mathematical procedures to evaluate and delete “fake news,” inappropriate portrayals, or the violation of personal rights. This tends to result...
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Humanities

Marcus Quent

Belief in the world is what we most lack.

It was Gilles Deleuze who in various contexts underlined that what we most lacked was “belief in the world.” The odd remark appears, for example, in a conversation in 1990 with the Italian Marxist Antonio Negri about revolutionary emergence and the political force of minorities. In this dialogue Negri examines his interlocutor’s thought in the light of the “problem of the political,” which connects the various stages of the philosopher’s intellectual biography. Deleuze’s remark here is the reprise of a motif that would be familiar to readers of his second book on cinema, which appeared in 1985, in which Deleuze contends that the “power of modern cinema” is based on its ability to “give us back” our lost “belief in the world.”

At the end of the conversation Negri asks his dialogue partner about the possibility of present-day processes of subjectivization. After initially emphasizing the “rebellious spontaneity” of such processes, Deleuze...

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Elisabeth Bronfen

Marking the passage from misfortune to good luck

An even more strikingly risky moment, which for Don anticipates both a personal and a professional crisis, occurs at the open door of an elevator in the fifth season. After Megan has confessed to him that she wants to stop working at the agency so as to fully concentrate on her acting career, he accompanies her to the elevator, where he takes leave of her by demonstratively giving her a passionate kiss before the door closes. Then, as though this were an afterthought, he once more presses the button. Although, almost immediately, the doors of the elevator next to the one that Megan just stepped into begin to open, he suspects that something is wrong. Standing on the threshold of the opening, he finds himself looking down into the dark abyss of the empty elevator shaft. More astonished than alarmed, he steps back. Then the doors close again. The concrete...

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