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FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS

The eighth Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is a compelling weekend of challenging, inspirational and robust discussion with powerful speakers from around the world. The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is back with dangerous ideas and speakers from around the world. In FODI land, you will be able to explore a dark and dangerous landscape [...]

FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas brings leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world to the Sydney Opera House stages and online to discuss and debate the important ideas of our time.
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
5-6 September, 2015
Sydney Opera House
Australia

UTOPIAN BODY

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I really was wrong, before, to say that utopias are turned against the body and destined to erase it. They were born from the body itself, and perhaps afterwards they turned against it…
In a radio lecture with the title ‘The utopian body‘ from 1966 Michel Foucault describes his body as something incorporeal, a place outside [...]

straight ahead

With his second volume of poetry, The Less Deceived, Philip Larkin became the preeminent poet of his generation, and a leading voice of what came to be called ‘The Movement’, a group of young English writers of the 50’s known for their commitment to a clear and formalistic diction instead of too much sentimentalism in [...]

Keeping things whole

A delightful poem by recently deceased Canadian poet Mark Strand. Nothing else to say, just trying to keep things whole…

EVERY AGE

The new track Every Age by José González is up together with a seemingly beautiful video for whoever can stream it. If you’re one of the unlucky ones, you can also listen to the song here. The forthcoming album Vestiges and Claws will be released February 17th.
Happy weekend.

Good night series_B

Middleage philosophy by Anselm von Canterbury ad absurdum.
Here is Jorge Luis Borges and his geniuos parody on the ‘onthological’ evidence of god.

AEON FILM

Aeon Magazine has recently launched a new film channel- Aeon Film. I’ve been obsessed with it the last few days, checking in to see when new films will come up. Just like the essays in their online magazine, these short documentaries, both classics and contemporaries, continue in the line of their consistent in-depth and bold [...]

FUTURE PERFECT

It’s a bit late to be hyping this now.  Or perhaps we are just very foresighted.
In any case, Plural Projekt was/is (will be again) a Dresden-based artists collective started by five students from the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts: Anna Grützner, Diana Welmeier, Denny Brückner, Patricia Detmering, and Benjamin Hummitzsch.  After a year of planning and [...]

QUICK DRAW

You read in doodles the automatic writing from daydreams. That is to be the philosophy behind Akira Horikawa’s 1000Drawing Project. For five years Horikawa’s regimen of drawing out daily impressions, oneiro-ventures, chances encounters have reaped a thousand images of the funhouse delirium. Fantastic, erotic, and sometimes eerie, with blank-eyed humans stacked and arranged [...]