Johan Grimonprez


The critically acclaimed work of Johan Grimonprez dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archaeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue.

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(c) Johan Grimonprez

Raymond Tallis // on tickling, 2017
Single-channel HD video, 8 min
Courtesy of the artist

In this short film by Johan Grimonprez, philoso- pher / neurologist Raymond Tallis argues that conscious- ness is not an internal construct, but rather relational. Through the intriguing notion that humans are physical- ly unable to tickle themselves, Tallis explores the philo- sophical notion that we become ourselves only through dialogue with others.

(c) Johann Grimonprez

Michael Hardt on the Politics of Love, 2016
Single channel, full HD video, 15:30 min
Courtesy of the Artist

In Jean-Luc Godard’s Film Alphaville (1965) all words referring to love are banned. When the heroine tries to express her emotions she has to invent new word creations because the concept of love is unknown to her. In this short film the philosopher Michael Hardt asks how it would be building a political system on love not on fear. Just like the character in Alphaville does, he suggests to redefine our instruments for political cooperation.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Screening & Panel: Shadow World, 2016

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Screening & Panel: Shadow World, 2016 Cinema Panel