On the notion of the political in postmarxist theory.

Screenings

08.12.2011
Samuel Beckett's "Quad II" and "The Ghost Trio"
Repeating, exhausting

07.11.2010
Remembering Kronstadt
Maggots and Men

05.10.2010
Politics, poetics and popular education in Brazilian cinema
'Stronger are the powers of the people' III

04.10.2010
Politics, poetics and popular education in Brazilian cinema
'Stronger are the powers of the people' II

04.03.2010
Fassbinder's own private Nietzsche
Satan's brew

04.02.2010
A comme animal
Abécédaire

01.09.2009
Portray of a precarious survival
Screening Dardenne's Rosetta

09.04.2009
Screening of a film by Claire Denis
The Intruder

06.05.2008
The cool despair of young creatives. Discussion with the filmmaker S. Geene
After effect

06.03.2008
Screening + Discussion with the filmmaker Angela Melitopoulos
The cell - Toni Negri and the prison

04.03.2008
Happiness (1934) by Aleksandr Medvedkin + Cine-Train excerpts (Medvedkin and others)
The body of the worker as paradoxical machine and teaching aid

08.02.2008
Workers' autonomy in the Veneto in the 1960s and 70s
Porto Marghera: the last firebrands

05.02.2008
Politics of montage
Kuhle Wampe

06.12.2007
Video seminar with S. Dillemuth
A visual genealogy of bohemia

05.12.2007
Remembering Fassbinder
Politics of Bohemia

04.12.2007
Adam Curtis' documentary on consumerist subjectivity
The century of the self

30.06.2007
A selection of movies presented by Tsila Hassine
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

30.05.2007
A movie by Peter Watkins
La Commune. Paris 1871 Part II

29.05.2007
A movie by Peter Watkins
La Commune. Paris 1871 Part I

08.03.2007
Winterbottom and Whitecross's image of exception
Road to Guantanamo

Screening + Discussion with the filmmaker Angela Melitopoulos
The cell - Toni Negri and the prison

The movie consists of three interviews with Toni Negri interconnected with each other, the first conducted in 1997 while exiled in Paris, the second in 1998 in the cell of Rebibbia prison in Rome, and the final one in 2003 in Rome.

For Toni Negri a 24-year long chapter of repressive Italian politics— including imprisonment, exile and house arrest—came to an end in 2003. "The fact of being a prisoner did not ruin my life. Naturally, I had the advantage of being an intellectual, but I still always come to the same conclusion: being a prisoner is horrible, but nowadays the prison is perhaps obsolete and cannot really do you any harm," Negri said on the last day of his sentence in Rome. His report on his life as a prisoner describes new forms of control in the penal system, the psyche and mentality of prisoners, and forms of resistance with which he was able to retain "the freedom of his spirit".

Angela Melitopoulos is an artist and filmmaker who has realized experimental single-channel-tapes, video installations, videoessays, documentaries and sound pieces. For her, media art as time based technology reveals mnemonic and micro-political processes in documentation. Her work focuses on migration, memory and narration. Between 1986 and 1995, she lived and worked in Paris, where she founded with Maurizio Lazzarato the media collectives "Canal Dechaine" and "Chaos Media" that made videos during the Gulf War with Felix Guattari, Serge Daney and others.

She has taught as lecturer and guest professor at Media Art Academy in Cologne, the University of Potsdam, the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg, the Middle East Technology University in Ankara. Her work has been shown on international festivals like Berlinale, Film and Videofestival of Locarno, Filmfestival Rotterdam, EMAF Osnabrück, WWV Amsterdam, and in exhibitions and museums like Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, Whitney Museum NY, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Musee d’art Moderne Montreal, Kunstwerke Berlin.

Related Text: Antonio Negri: Twenty Theses on Marx. Interpretation of the Class Situation Today, in Marxism beyond Marxism, ed. by Saree Makdisi/ Cesare Casarino/ Rebecca E. Karl, London; New York: Routledge 1996, pp. 149-180

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