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Mendicants, Humanists and the Aesthetics of the Civitas. Debates and Political Culture in the 14th and 15th Centuries and their Impact on Art, Architecture and Urban Space

  • Participation possible on site or/and via zoom. Further details will be announced shortly.
  • Start: Oct 5, 2021 14:00
  • End: Oct 6, 2021 16:00
  • Speaker: Conference
  • Contact: freiberg@biblhertz.it
Mendicants, Humanists and the Aesthetics of the civitas. Debates and political culture in the 14th and 15th centuries and their impact on art, architecture and urban space [more]

"Values Resemble a Dance, Not a Statue"—Sergei Eisenstein's Capital Project

Research Seminar
Sergei Eisenstein’s planned film adaptation of Karl Marx’s Capital stands as one of the most enig-matic projects in the history of cinema. Though never realized, it has haunted the imagination of many filmmakers, historians, and philosophers to the present day. A recent look into Eisenstein’s archive revealed the full scope of his plans: between October 1927 and September 1928, he gradually transformed his working diaries into an editing board. This "visual instruction in the dialectical method", as Eisenstein himself called his project, comprises over 500 pages of notes, drawings, press clippings, expression diagrams, plans for articles, negatives from October, theoretical reflections and extensive quotations. What can be seen and read is not a film but a series of variations on the themes of economy and capitalist exploitation. [more]
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