Nutzerkonto

  • Autobiographie
  • 1968
  • Jugend
  • Nationalsozialismus
  • Urszene
  • Trauma
  • Kindheit
  • Erinnerung
  • Identität
  • Nachkriegsgeneration
  • Vergangenheit
  • Migration
  • Nachkriegszeit
  • Emigration
  • Homosexualität
News + Veranstaltungen

Ausstellung: Yves Netzhammer: Concave Thoughts

27.01.2017 – 03.03.2017

ESPACE DIAPHANES
Dresdener Str. 118
10999 Berlin
Deutschland

Screening: Filme von Yves Netzhammer

24.02.2017, 18:00

ESPACE DIAPHANES
Dresdener Str. 118
10999 Berlin
Deutschland

Halluzinatorische Kraft, literarische Finesse

Gomes/Thermann

Berge, Quallen

Auf Błaszczykowskis Schreibtisch stand neben übereinandergestapelten Bänden eines Medizinlexikons ein gräulich flackernder Computer­bildschirm. Seit mehreren Minuten versuchte Błaszczykowski, die Stirn in die linke Hand gepresst, seiner Müdigkeit einen Angriffsplan über den Königsflügel abzuringen, doch das Schachbrett zerfloss immer wieder vor den zufallenden Lidern. »Dr. Błaszczykowski!« Eine Frauenstimme riss ihn aus dem Halbschlaf, die Deckenlampen gingen an. »Sie müssen in die Notaufnahme!« In der Tür stand eine Krankenschwester, mit Hüften, die breiter als ihre Schultern waren. »Es ist dringend, Herr Doktor!«...
  • Gegenwartsliteratur
  • Fiktion
  • serielles Gedächtnis
  • Theorie des Romans
Tom McCarthy

“Obsessed with buffering”

I’ve become obsessed with buffering—or the narrator in my new novel is obsessed with buffering. He’s an anthropologist who has grown up reading Lévi-Strauss but he’s also a corporate anthropologist who is working for the Man. He’s putting culture in the service of capital. Like we all do, he spends most of his life staring at a screen, and he frequently encounters bouts of buffering. And the first thought he has is that this is not ultimately a technological situation, it’s a theological situation. Behind that little circle spinning on your laptop there’s this belief that somewhere in Uzbekistan, Nevada or Finland there are many Über-servers with satellite dishes generating and sending out data. “Data” means gift and these servers are gifting all this data to you in this unconditional act of endless generosity and data angels are dancing on the pinhead of your Wi-Fi. And this places you inside...

  • Literatur
  • Moderne
  • Gespräch
  • Fiktion
  • Literaturwissenschaft
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...

  • Künstler
  • Gewalt
  • Gegenwartskunst
  • Gespräch
  • Körper

Meine Sprache
Deutsch

Aktuell ausgewählte Inhalte
Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch

Neuerscheinungen
Weitere Themen
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...

  • Autofiktion
  • Identität
  • Subjektivität
  • Autorenfilm
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...

  • Alltag
  • Arbeitswelt
  • Amerika
  • 1960er Jahre
  • Architektur
Essays on Photography by Siegfried Kracauer

Siegfried Kracauer, Philippe Despoix (Hg.), ...

The Past's Threshold

There can be no doubt, however, that in Kracauer’s texts published at the turn of the 1920s and the 1930s from his position as an editor of the cultural pages at the daily newspaper Frankfurter ­Zeitung, then in the 1950s during his American period, he sketches out a theorisation of photography that can be described as groundbreaking. But it is also true that most of his works overlap, in more than one way, with this medium of reproduction or that...
  • Film
  • Medientheorie
  • Siegfried Kracauer
  • Geschichte der Fotografie
  • Fotografie
Damian Christinger

Konkave Gedanken zum konkaven Denken

Ob Archimedes im 3. Jh. vor unserer Zeitrechnung die römische Flotte vor Syrakus tatsächlich mit Hilfe von Hohlspiegeln in Brand steckte, gilt unter Philologen, Experimental-Archäologen und anderen Experten für Archaisches und Arkanes als äußerst umstritten. Zu lange die Zeit, in der die Schiffe unbeweglich ein Ziel hätten abgeben müssen. Da aber eine der erste Beschreibungen der antiken Laser von Lukian von Samosata stammt, kommen auch andere Möglichkeiten, anstelle der normalerweise zur Schmälerung von Archmides’ Genie ins Feld geführten Übersetzungsfehler, für die Legendenbildung in Frage. Lukian war nicht nur ein ausgezeichneter Satyriker, er kann vielleicht auch als Erfinder der Science-Fiction gelten, so zumindest sehen ihn hunderte Jahre später Erasmus von Rotterdam und Thomas Morus, die gemeinsam einige seiner Schriften herausgeben (luciani opuscula, 1506).

Lukian von Samosata war ausgebildeter Künstler – so behaupten es seine wenigen Biografen – und sehr an ästhetischen Fragen interessiert. Ihm war also das gefährliche Potential einer konkaven Spiegelfläche...

  • Gegenwartskunst
  • Antike
  • Optische Medien
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...
  • Danièle Huillet
  • Gemeinschaft
  • Jean-Marie Straub
  • Exil
  • Arnold Schönberg
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,...

Of what can I be truly certain?

Jean Paul Mongin, François Schwoebel

Mister Descartes and his Evil Genius

Can one trust his senses when perceiving the outside world? When my sensations are the basis of my perception of my own existence, what if these sensations are to be doubted – what can the proof of my own existence be? These questions, both simple and profoundly undermining, stand at the beginning of Modernity: the philosophy of René Descartes. This book drags its readers – and musketeer-like Mister Descartes himself – into the adventure of thinking. It gives a lively...
  • Descartes
  • Gewissheit
  • Denken
  • Junge Leser
  • Epistemologie
Alain Badiou

Only art has the power of a form. Mathematics is an exercise for monks.

We all know that the relationship between mathematical activity and artistic creation is a very old one. We know that for a start the Pythagoreans tied the science of number not merely to the movements of the stars but to musical modes. We know that Babylonian and Egyptian architecture presupposed elaborate geometrical knowledge, even if the notion of demonstration had still not been won. Further back still, we find formal, or abstract, outlines mixed in with animal representations, in the great prehistoric decorations, without our knowing precisely to what it is that these mixtures refer. 


For the philosopher that I am, or that I believe I am, the entry into our question, as so many others, passes through the contrasting disposition between Plato and Aristotle. 


For Plato, mathematics is fundamental in the sense that it mediates between, on the one hand, experience, or the relation to the sensory world, and,...

  • Kunstkritik
  • Dichtung
  • Kunst
  • Gegenwartskunst
  • Ästhetik
Dieter Mersch

For an aesthetic mode of thought beyond the “linguistic turn”

To begin our journey, we must first examine the question of art as beauty and of aesthetics as a branch of philosophy—not simply as a theory of perception, but first and foremost as a science of the ‘beautiful’ and the ‘sublime’. In the early modern period, whenever the arts are mentioned, they are almost always referred to as the ‘fine’ or beautiful arts. As is well-known, aesthetics has two beginnings; in the eighteenth century and in the nineteenth century. Alexander Baumgarten first defined aesthetics as a scientia sensitiva or science of perception. In German Idealism, Georg ­Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, and Friedrich Hölderlin revisited aesthetics, ­defining it as a theory of art. The relationship between the two is not immediately clear. The former was grounded mostly in aisthēsis, a form of cognition classified as belonging to the physical abilities of sensations, and was situated in the lower...

  • Denkt Kunst
  • Ästhetik
  • Epistemologie
  • Künstlerische Forschung
  • Diskursanalyse
Zurück