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The Real of Science and Its Numbers

By | May 4th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #82|

Each of us faces his/her own real. Nowadays, however, we could say that CO-VID19 is the real of the entire planet. Every day, we witness new measures “feeding” the speech of science and the protection of society. We are all invited to confront it, but each one with the invention of his/her own solution; luckily, [...]

Viral Times

By | May 3rd, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #81|

As I recently stated, surely all too naïvely and ill-considered, was that “what we are living is really new and unknown and this whole Corona/Covid-19 situation would have been unthinkable before the age of globalization.”  A colleague replied: “Nonsense, pandemics are of all times. Not only are they as old as human movements around the [...]

Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (2011): A Reading

By | May 2nd, 2020|LRO 223|

How should we read the film Melancholia,[1] whose visual power and meticulous aesthetics captivate our eyes so? And whose music – the overture from Richard Wagner’s opera Tristan and Iseult – makes our ears tremble with such intense emotion? And whose rather biggish opening scandal at the Cannes festival (19 May, 2011), when filmmaker Lars [...]

The Bridge-Builder

By | April 30th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #79|

On 24th April, the Kronen Zeitung (the highest circulation daily in Austria) reported under the headline: "Prefer Austria - Kurz: Restraint during holidays abroad" on the recommendations of the Austrian Chancellor regarding the coming summer holiday season. After a video conference with six colleagues, the Federal Chancellor advises "restraint" regarding more distant destinations. He himself [...]

On the phone

By | April 29th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #77|

In these times of subjective emergencies, I will attempt to circumscribe how a phone call can constitute an intervention outside-of-the-norm, in different contexts. I will take three examples. The Voice That Disanguishes Firstly, an institutional experience made me sensitive to the precise effectiveness of this type of intervention. I worked there only one day a [...]

What’s missing, what’s falling

By | April 29th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #76|

1917: Marcel Duchamp signs a urinal with the name R. MUTT and calls it "Fountain". According to the artist, any ordinary object with a signature, a title and its placement in an exhibition can be transformed into a work of art. Even though it was rejected by the jury of the Society of Independent Artists, [...]