28 Nov 2018

Session 5 Between Gaia and Ground, Politics and Aesthetics in the Shadow of Geontopower

Between Gaia and Ground, Politics and Aesthetics in the Shadow of Geontopower

Public lecture with Elizabeth Povinelli

As part of the fifth session of the RAW Académie, RAW Material Company invites you to a public lecture given by Elizabeth Povinelli on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 5.30pm.

This seminar stages an encounter between, primarily, Hannah Arendt, Gregory Bateson, Aimé Césaire, Edouard Glissant and their legatee as a matter of intersecting forms of existence and their remainders. It then moves to contemporary debates in settler colonial, critical race theory and post- humanism. All discussions will circle around the question of how we understand the political and aesthetic directions, encounters and remainders of late liberal toxicity.


About Elizabeth Povinelli

Elizabeth A. Povinelli is an anthropologist and filmmaker. She is Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, New York and one of the founding members of the Karrabing Film Collective. Povinelli’s writing has focused on developing a critical theory of late liberalism that would support an anthropology of the otherwise. This potential theory has unfolded primarily from within a sustained relationship with Indigenous colleagues in north Australia and across five books, numerous essays, and six films with the Karrabing Film Collective. Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism was the 2017 recipient of the Lionel Trilling Book Award. Karrabing films were awarded the 2015 Visible Award and the 2015 Cinema Nova Award Best Short Fiction Film, Melbourne International Film Festival and have shown internationally including in the Berlinale Forum Expanded, Sydney Biennale; MIFF, the Tate Modern, documenta-14, and the Contour Biennale.



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