As a matter of fact, the hypothesis I would like to suggest is that the prevailing governmental paradigm in Europe today is not only non democratic, but that it cannot either be considered as political. I will try therefore to show that the European society today is no more a political society: it is something […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on February 11, 2014 ― Published in Communication | Tagged: Agamben, biopolitics, biopower, control, exception, government, indifference, liberalism, police, politics, power, security, state, surveillance
A black and white photo from 1954 shows a collapsed beauty contestant lying inanimate on the floor while her colleagues indifferently keep the pose.
“Look around you: everywhere, specters preaching: each institution translates a mission; city halls have their absolute, even as the temples ―officialdom, with its rules― a metaphysics designed for monkeys… Everyone trying to remedy everyone’s life: even beggars, even the incurable aspire to it: the sidewalks and hospitals of the world overflow with reformers.”
• By Philippe Theophanidis on February 4, 2013 ― Published in Art, Communication, Literature | Tagged: beliefs, Blaise Pascal, certainty, Cioran, community, cure, faith, fall, fanaticism, humanity, indifference, salvation, solution, truth, we
☛ The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle) by Werner Herzog, 1974. Official website, IMDb, Wikipedia. This line is apparently authentical –i.e. was told by the real Kaspar Hauser– if we are to believe a comment made by Werner Herzog in the book Herzog on Herzog: Are any of the […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on August 27, 2012 ― Published in Art, Communication, Movies | Tagged: community, creation, destruction, difference, fall, indifference, Kaspar Hauser, knowledge, naivety, narrative, séparation, subject, Werner Herzog