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

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

Century of the Self is a 4-part investigation, originally aired on the BBC in 2002, of how the 20th century saw the convergence of emancipation and repression in the emergence of the self as a political, psychological and commercial fact to be reckoned with. Charting the invention of PR and mass advertising by Freud's nephew Eduard Bernays in the 1920s through the hegemony of psychoanalysis as social engineering in 1950s America, from the social movements of the 1960s and the turn to personal fulfilment in the 1970s up to the conservative revolution of the 1980s, Curtis reflects on the contradictory legacies of the individual as bearer of rights and as a consumer, as the fundamental unit of society and its eclipse (Thatcher's 'There is no such thing as society'). In 2007's "The Trap", Curtis returns to these themes but shifted from social history to geopolitics, following the doctrine of 'possessive individualism' as key tenet of continuity between 18th century liberalism and contemporary neoliberalism. For more on "Century of the Self" and links to other work by Adam Curtis, please see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Century_of_the_Self