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Olivier Marboeuf

Towards a Living Place

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Towards a Living Place
Towards a Living Place
Sat 05.03.22

If we think of films made from minority situations and perspectives as prototypes of possible worlds, we could then ask ourselves how to live and practice these worlds. That is, how to depart from the economy of mere metaphor in order to move from art to an emancipated way of living, a place without an owner. By going through one of his recent texts, Towards a despeaking cinema (a Caribbean hypothesis), Olivier Marboeuf would like to try to imagine the potentialities of minority cinema considered as a practice of collective hallucination that invents one of these unnamable places through cacophony.

Avery F. Gordon

On the Matter of Living Through It

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On the Matter of Living Through It
On the Matter of Living Through It
Fri 04.03.22

In a rather cranky interview with Mediapart recently, Jean Luc Godard, explaining his critique of the news outlet, said: “A fact is something that happens. But we mustn’t forget that it’s also something that doesn’t happen … as far as I’m concerned, what doesn’t happen between us today is much more important than what does happen.”  This wouldn’t be a terribly profound socio-epistemological point except for the caveat: “Living through it is another matter.” What does it mean to live through what is not exactly happening? What kind of story can one make of it? What kind of scene does it entail? A talk by Avery F. Gordon on the writing challenges attendant on trying to assess the balance of political forces in the crisis-ridden Euro-American capitalist world.