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The Altergorithm

The Altergorithm

Timotheus Vermeulen  23/10/2017

The difference between ‘what if’ and ‘as if’ scenarios, and what contemporary art has to do with it.

Thomas Bernhard, the Alienator

Thomas Bernhard, the Alienator

23/04/2017

„If, I thought, I want new storm windows to replace the old ones on my house which are almost totally rotted, I have to accept the prize, and so I had decided to take the Wildgans Prize…”

Politics of Installation

Politics of Installation

26/07/2016

More than anything else, what the installation offers to the fluid, circulating multitudes is an aura of the here and now. The installation is, above all, a mass-cultural version of individual flânerie, as described by Benjamin, and therefore a place for the emergence of aura, for „profane illumination.”

Sexual Difference and the Symbolic: What Future?

Sexual Difference and the Symbolic: What Future?

Catherine Malabou & Jacqueline Rose  20/06/2016

In psy­cho­ana­lytic think­ing, the sym­bolic is meant to secure the order of the world and of the mind. It is through the symbolic that sexual dif­fer­ence lays down its law. In this con­ver­sa­tion, Cath­er­ine Malabou and Jac­queline Rose will discuss whether this model is still viable today.