Do we assemble for a cause or for reasons? What is the nature of a political cause? What is it that brings us together? And why does a true political cause issue from the future? Provided there is a future after the end of futurity. The notion of pre-enactment may point to an answer.
Part of Episode I: “Assembly as Preenactment”
With Oliver Marchart, Dana Yahalomi & Florian Malzacher
23. January 2021 – Online live stream
In co-production with brut / Vienna
Oliver Marchart is a political theorist who teaches at the University of Vienna. He works in the fields of political ontology, democratic theory and art theory. His most recent books include: Conflictual Aesthetics. Artistic Activism and the Public Sphere (Sternberg 2019) and Thinking Antagonism. Political Ontology after Laclau (Edinburgh UP 2018).