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Yves Netzhammer: »Selbstgespräche nähern sich wie scheue Rehe«

04.03.2017 – 23.04.2017

LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur
Domplatz 10
48143 Münster

»Zur Krise des Kapitalismus«: Gespräch mit Joseph Vogl

24.03.2017, 19:30

Stadtbibliothek am Neumarkt (Zentralbibliothek)
Josef-Haubrich-Hof 1
50676 Köln

»Aesthetics and the Alien: Straub/Huillet in ›Moses und Aron‹«

29.03.2017, 19:00

East Broadway 311
10002 New York, NY

Let’s find the stage of human affairs
Let’s find the stage of human affairs

Marion Muller-Colard, Clémence Pollet

Hannah Arendt's Little Theater

While about to finish her last book, the philosopher Hannah Arendt is disturbed by her stubborn alter ego, 9-year-old Little Hannah. Reluctantly, the old woman lets herself drag out onto the streets of New York and into constant conversation by the inquisitive little girl. They enter a little theatre, and together they watch mankind, society, politics, power evolve – and they also experience the role of Evil (in the person of a wolf and of numerous wooden puppets) and its...
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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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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...

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Inke Arns (Hg.), Sylvia Sasse (Hg.), ...: Nikolaj Evreinov: »The Storming of the Winter Palace«
Georges Perec: Die dunkle Kammer
Gertrud Koch: Breaking Bad, Breaking Out, Breaking Even
J.G. Ballard: Betoninsel
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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 black persons that I met were gardeners or maids. I felt – I am sure I am not lying – even at that very young age, not a sense of injustice, but a sort of guilt.

Guilt for what? My parents were nice people, they treated everyone well. My father was avidly learning languages, he spoke many African languages and also Pidgin English very well and he used to speak it...

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Nikolaj Evreinov, Sylvia Sasse (Hg.)

Theater für sich

Wenn im Theater der Vorhang aufgeht, sollte der Zuschauer gleich sehen, wo das Stück spielt, wovon es handelt, was der Autor erzählen will. Exponierender Dialog, Dekoration, Beleuchtung und andere Theatermittel geben ihm Orientierung. Können, Geschmack und Erfahrung des Autors sieht der ungeduldige Zuschauer, sobald der Vorhang aufgeht. Als alter Theaterhase beginne ich dieses Buch – Vorhang auf – mit einem Prolog in der Art des mittelalterlichen »Docteur Prolocuteur« und ignoriere einfach den Unterschied, den es zwischen der Wahrnehmung einer Theatervorstellung und...
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"Curriculum Vitae in Pictures“

Maria Zinfert (Hg.)

Kracauer. Photographic Archive

Kracauer. Photographic Archive presents  largely unknown material from the estate of the German-American theorist of film and photography, ­Siegfried Kracauer and his wife and assistant Elisabeth, known as Lili. The single and group portraits, still lifes, street scenes and landscapes collected in this book all come from the estate of Siegfried Kracauer. Published here for the first time, they are an extensive and representative selection from the enlargements, contact sheets and rolls of film originally archived by Lili Kracauer. With...
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In 62 Episoden bis zum Tod
In 62 Episoden bis zum Tod

Gertrud Koch

Breaking Bad

Albuquerque, New Mexico, eine Stadt in der Wüste und Zentrum des zweitärmsten Bundesstaates der USA bewirbt ihre Schönheiten mit dem Slogan »It’s a trip.« Viele treten ihn an, weil die Stadt unter ihren rund 500.000 Einwohnern fiktionalen Zuwachs bekommen hat: Die Figuren einer Fernsehserie des sogenannten Quality TV, Breaking Bad. Die von Vince Gilligan entwickelte Serie ist diesem Slogan gefolgt: Der Trip ist einer, der aus den kleinbürgerlichen, angloamerikanischen Bezirken der Wüstenstadt mit ihren säuberlich aufgereihten Häusern samt Swimming­pool, Barbecue... ABO
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Mário Gomes

Über literarische Sprengkraft

Kaum etwas setzt schneller Rost an als Kriegsgerät und Literatur. Da nützt weder Pflege noch Wartung, am besten ist es, man lässt das Material einrosten und rüstet derweil am anderen Ende nach, erweitert Bestände, feilt an Technologien und poliert vor allem die Oberflächen auf Hochglanz, bzw. man nimmt den einfachen Weg und lässt eine Glanzschicht auftragen – einen feinen, seidenen Film –, denn so geht das heutzutage: man trägt auf. Dieser chemische Glanz der Panzer und Bücher kommt von der Sprühdose. Er hält allerdings nicht lange, sondern schwindet, sobald das Auge sich abwendet, und das Auge wendet sich schnell ab. Wo der Blick dann aber als nächstes hin eilt, glitzert und funkelt es wieder: bei jeder Militärparade wie bei jeder Buchmesse.

Dieser Glanz ist jedoch bei weitem nicht das einzige, was Krieg und Literatur verbindet. Ihre Verknüpfungen sind vielfältig und verworren. Wo Gewalt aufhört und das Schriftzeichen anfängt, ist selten klar,...

Judith Butler

Ethical Ambivalence

I do not have much to say about why there is a return to ethics, if there is one, in recent years, except to say that I have for the most part resisted this return, and that what I have to offer is something like a map of this resistance and its partial overcoming which I hope will be useful for more than biographical purposes. I’ve worried that the return to ethics has constituted an escape from politics, and I’ve also worried that it has meant a certain heightening of moralism and this has made me cry out, as Nietzsche cried out about Hegel, “Bad air! Bad air!” I suppose that looking for a space in which to breathe is not the highest ethical aspiration, but it is there, etymologically embedded in aspiration itself, and does seem to constitute something of a precondition for any viable, that is, livable, ethical...

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The world is all that is the case
The world is all that is the case

Françoise Armengaud, Annabelle Buxton

Wittgenstein’s Rhinoceros

The two young men meet up at the Cambridge railroad station. While waiting for the train, they browse the shelves of the station bookshop. All of a sudden, Wittgenstein grabs Pinsent’s arm: “Look at the title of this book!” “What a coincidence!” exclaims Pinsent, “It is perfect for you!” Both start to laugh. They purchase the novel of a famous English detective novelist entitled A Rhinoceros in the Library. Wittgenstein is very excited. “David, listen carefully,” he says to Pinsent. “I already have three things...
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