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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.

The Verb to Be

The Verb to Be

10/05/2016

It’s despair and not the return of a quantity of insignificant facts like seeds that leave one furrow for another at nightfall.

The Palingenesis of the Avant-garde

The Palingenesis of the Avant-garde

26/04/2016

The contemporary avant-garde insists that the only tradition by which anything can be judged is one that does not yet exist, in other words, the culture we are elaborating in our theory and practice.