EGS Video Lectures 2007

Roubaud announces that he has retired from mathematics but not from poetry as he reads several of his poems in French and English. In the question session he comments on Marcel Duchamp's involvement on Oulipo.

Length: 0:26:04.

Ottinger discusses in an audience question session about some of the motivations and choices she made in her films, especially Freak Orlando (1981), the sociology of film and cinema, the different political and social dimensions of filmmaking between Europe and America movie,with many insights into the history of the film as mass-medium.

Nancy, reads from a text on Goethe's Faust and discusses it first in relation to an art installation for Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani "Island of Silence". At the end of the lecture he reflects back on what the text has said about art.

This lecture features Goebbels describing in depth many of the ideas and technical and artistic challenges involved in the production of his Eraritjaritjaka - Museum der Sätze (Museum of Sentences). This presentation includes many video clips from rehearsals.

Bracha L. Ettinger, Israeli-French psychoanalyst, painter, artist and feminist theorist, discussing her paintings, notebooks and work on the matrixial borderspace, trans-subjectivity, co-poiesis and trauma. She describes the relation between her artistic practice and psychoanalytic practice.

Length: 0:51:00.

Paul Virilio discusses dromology and claustrophobia by focusing on notions of geodiversity, time and space, dimensions of nature, panopticons and technology.Public open video lecture for the faculty and students of the European Graduate School, Media and Communication Studies Department Program, EGS, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2007. Paul Virilio. Paul Virilio was born in Paris in 1932. After training at the Ecole des Metiers d' Art, Virilio specialised in stained-glass artwork, and worked alongside Matisse in churches in Paris. In 1950, he converted to Christianity. After being conscripted into the army during the Algerian war of independence, Virilio studied phenomenology with Merleau-Ponty at the Sorbonne. In 1958, Virilio conducted a phenomenological enquiry into military space and the organization of territory, particularly concerning the Atlantic Wall—the 15000 Nazi bunkers built during World War II along the coastline of France and designed to repel any Allied assault. In 1963 he began collaborating with the architect Claude Parent and formed the Architecture Principe group. After participating in the May 1968 uprising in Paris, Virilio was nominated Professor by the students at the Ecole Speciale d' Architecture. In 1973 be became Director of Studies. In the same year, Virilio became director of the magazine L'Espace Critique. In 1975 he co-organised the Bunker Archeologie exhibition at the Decorative Arts Museum in Paris, a collection of texts and ...

Length: 1:25:10.

Paul Virilio talks about dromology, deceleration, nuclear energy, phenomenology, catastrophes and abstraction while referring to Baudrillard, Perec and Blanchot's The Writing of The Disaster.Public open video lecture for the faculty and students of the European Graduate School, Media and Communication Studies Department Program, EGS, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2007. Paul Virilio. Paul Virilio was born in Paris in 1932. After training at the Ecole des Metiers d' Art, Virilio specialised in stained-glass artwork, and worked alongside Matisse in churches in Paris. In 1950, he converted to Christianity. After being conscripted into the army during the Algerian war of independence, Virilio studied phenomenology with Merleau-Ponty at the Sorbonne. In 1958, Virilio conducted a phenomenological enquiry into military space and the organization of territory, particularly concerning the Atlantic Wall—the 15000 Nazi bunkers built during World War II along the coastline of France and designed to repel any Allied assault. In 1963 he began collaborating with the architect Claude Parent and formed the Architecture Principe group. After participating in the May 1968 uprising in Paris, Virilio was nominated Professor by the students at the Ecole Speciale d' Architecture. In 1973 be became Director of Studies. In the same year, Virilio became director of the magazine L'Espace Critique. In 1975 he co-organised the Bunker Archeologie exhibition at the Decorative Arts Museum in ...

Length: 0:23:20.

Nancy and Claire Denis discussing and screening their collaboration L'Intrus/The Intruder. Denis created the movie from Nancy's book.

Stone explores strategies for applying radical ideas to one's own life and work within the academia, maintaining one's intellectual integrity despite institutional hostility and resistance. Stone gives several examples from her own struggles and describes many of the groundbreaking projects she has been working on.

Pierre Alferi, French poet and writer, reading and discussing poetry, focusing on a multimedia DVD created in collaboration with sculptor Jacques Julien; including references to Jules Verne. European Graduate School, EGS Media and Communications Program Studies Department, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe 2007. Pierre Alferi

Length: 0:34:16.

Filmmaker Atom Egoyan discussing the making of Citadel, a documentary filmed on a camcorder in Beirut, Lebanon. It traces the deeply personal return of actor Arsinee Khanjian to Lebanon after a 28-year absence.

Length: 0:37:58.

Ulfers discusses the deconstructionst approaches and relational ethics of Robert Musil and how his visinn could be seen as providing a blueprint for what is being endeavoured at EGS, Utopian in Musil's sense meaning "the profound ambiguity of the World" which demands an acceptance of non-finiteness.

Length: 0:04:07.

Friedrich Ulfers, Dean of the European Graduate School, Media and Communication Studies Program talks about the difference between the European Graduate School EGS and other institutions and programs.

Length: 0:29:02.

Rickels explores Derrida's notion of psychoanalysis as the one institution which addressed suffering and cruelty without recourse to metaphysical or metaphorical comforts. Rickels' section begins at the end of the 1st video.

 

Morgan Fisher, filmmaker, painter and artist, and Yve-Alain Bois, Harvard University, talking about expressivity, richness of life, abundance, film as a medium, sound, sync, picture, film and cinema history. Public open video lecture with students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2007. Morgan Fisher