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The Dance of All Things
The Dance of All Things

Georges Didi-Huberman, Laurent Mannoni, ...

Movements of Air

It would be futile to resist the feeling that the marvelous curls of smoke, photographed by Étienne-Jules Marey between 1899 and 1901, first elicit from us. We have the impression of witnessing a pure beauty in the process of making, unmaking, and remaking itself incessantly before our eyes. It is a supreme flow—images of flow and a flow of images all at once—from which approximately fifty instants have been randomly “drawn,” all formed differently and likewise admirable. Such simple beauty...
  • history of science
  • photography
  • History of photography
  • artistic research
  • history of media


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About ‘how we treat the others’

Artur Zmijewski

About ‘how we treat the others’

  • documenta
  • political aesthetics
  • Poland
  • migration
  • contemporary art
  • concentration camp
  • gift
  • National Socialism
  • ethics
  • propaganda


Political Reflections on Choreography, Dance and Protest

Political Reflections on Choreography, Dance and Protest

Oliver Marchart

Dancing Politics

The human body is the most important medium through which a public space is curved out of the social. Of course, this does not always have to occur in form of a militarized collective marching in-sync through the streets. Very often it is precisely the vulnerability of bodies which is used as a ­performative medium of protest (up to the extreme point where people decide to publicly set themselves on fire). Taking this word of caution into account, we may...
  • acting
  • activism
  • Jean-Luc Nancy
  • Hannah Arendt
  • Occupy Wall Street