Women and Life

By | July 17th, 2019|LRO|

Or the Curse of the Breeders Have you seen and listened to Kay Ivey? A powerful old lady! She is the current governor of Alabama and has just promulgated the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. Protecting human life seems a respectable position, even if it is incoherent not to see beyond her own species, and [...]

Fitness in Bits

By | July 10th, 2019|LRO|

I recently wrote about the ‘Captivations of the Algorithmic Ego’ where I focussed on social media and the new digitised imago. Here, I’d like to reflect on a related but arguably even more insidious phenomenon, one which targets the real of the body not via the image or indeed the signifier, but via the number: [...]

#LostInMigration

By | June 12th, 2018|LRO|

#LostInMigration could be the syntagm of our times for millions of people across the globe who have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war. As Human Flow , an epic film journey directed by Ai Weiwei shows, the contemporary moment may be the greatest human displacement since World War II. [...]

Rosemarie Trockel: woman’s secret celebration

By | June 12th, 2018|LRO|

With the work of artist Rosemarie Trockel, feminism will disclose on its own terms. Relative to women's attributes, hotplates avouch for her breast, her face… household artifacts, the stoves, knives, bottles, bear testimony of her given place in the world. Not to mention domestic endeavors, like sweeping, cooking and animal petting… all that she'll finally [...]

Love and Madness

By | May 17th, 2018|LRO|

On May 25, an exceptional symposium will be held at the Tel-Aviv Museum, where an Israeli film called "Do not Forget Me" will be screened at a pre-premiere screening after which a series of lectures will follow. The film is an Israeli-French-German co-production directed by Ram Nahari, and based on a script by Nitai Gvirtz. [...]