State Brothel and Le spectateur nocturne

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Paul Beatriz Preciado on Nicolas Edmé Restif de la Bretonne and the necropolitics of the State Brothel. Published by SOUTH Magazine (documenta 14) and translated into German by ALH. (English, Greek and German version available).

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Dream Fugue and artefacts of a forthcoming future

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A sleep-waking day (and a night) dedicated to the commemoration of the visionary Thomas De Quincey who passed away into the bigger realm of dreams 156 years ago.

“Of this at least I feel assured, that there is no such thing as forgetting possible to the mind; a thousand accidents may and will interpose a veil between our present consciousness and the secret inscriptions on the mind; accidents of the same sort will also rend away this veil; but alike, whether veiled or unveiled, the inscription remains for ever, just as the stars seem to withdraw before the common light of day, whereas in fact we all know that it is the light which is drawn over them as a veil, and that they are waiting to be revealed when the obscuring daylight shall have withdrawn.”

Der Traum ist die letzte Instanz!

(Filmstill: Les derniers jours d’Emmanuel Kant [1994]; dir. par Philippe Collin)