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Aesthetics of Standstill

Aesthetics of Standstill

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Publication Date: December 3rd, 2019
Publisher:
Sternberg Press
ISBN:
9783956794674
Pages:
312
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Description

Essays consider the temporality and the aesthetics of “standstill.”

"Standstill” could be the name for the kind of experience that is the hiatus between social expectations and real possibilities of agency. Standstill may also be the name of an aesthetic strategy to instill a nonlinear time of resistance and experience into the political protocol of progress. Finally, standstill can be the name for the temporal fissure in the midst of the subject, for the lapse between the subject of the enunciation and the subject of a statement, the limit that is the border between the inside and the outside. It can be the name for the mode of potentiality, for the moment of gesture, or, with Walter Benjamin, the medium of the dialectical image. The essays of this book traverse these dimensions of standstill as an in-between of time.

Contributors
Georges Didi-Huberman, Reinhold Görling, Barbara Gronau, Adrian Heathfield, Erika Fischer-Lichte, Oliver Marchart, Rita McBride, Christoph Menke, Aernout Mik, Misha Kavka, David Lapoujade, Mirjam Lewandowsky, Via Lewandowsky, Peter Osborne, Christine Ross, Marcel Odenbach, Jacques Rancière, Ludger Schwarte, Martin Seel

About the Author

Reinhold Görling is Professor of Media Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

Barbara Gronau is Professor of Theory and History of the Theater at the Berlin University

Ludger Schwarte is Professor of Philosophy at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

Georges Didi-Huberman, a philosopher and art historian based in Paris, teaches at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Recipient of the 2015 Adorno Prize, he is the author of more than fifty books on the history and theory of images, including Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpêtrière (MIT Press), Bark (MIT Press), Images in Spite of All: Four Photographs from Auschwitz, and The Surviving Image: Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms: Aby Warburg's History of Art.

Reinhold Görling is Professor of Media Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

Barbara Gronau is Professor of Theory and History of the Theater at the Berlin University

Adrian Heathfield is Professor of Performance and Visual Culture at Roehampton University, London. He is the editor of Live: Art and Performance, Small Acts, and Shattered Anatomies.

David Lapoujade (born in 1964) is a French philosopher and a professor at the Université Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne. In addition to editing the posthumous collections of Deleuze's writings, Desert Islands and Two Regimes of Madness (both published in English by Semiotext(e)), he has written on pragmatism and the work of William James.

Peter Osborne is Professor of Modern European Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University, London. Editor of the journal Radical Philosophy, he is the author of The Politics of Time: Modernity and Avant-Garde.

Ludger Schwarte is Professor of Philosophy at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.