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Paradoxes of Exchange Society

Sat, October 14, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 6:45 PM

$6.00 – $15.00

News from Ideological Antiquity:
Part 3. Paradoxes of Exchange Society
a film by Alexander Kluge

The Verso Loft
20 Jay Street • Suite 1010
Brooklyn DUMBO / transit: A to High Street, F to York

3:00-6:45 pm (200 min)
with intermission
Discussion to follow

The third part, “Paradoxes of Exchange Society,” inquires into the social contract that is both presupposed and reproduced in all human exchange. As the title of Kluge’s film indicates, the exposition of Nachrichten aus der ideologischen Antike (News from Ideological Antiquity) seeks to constitute an antiquity appropriate to today’s challenges. Its strong argument for a return to Marx is best captured by Fredric Jameson: “Marx is neither actual nor outmoded: he is classical.”

“… important devices should be added: Russian Formalist defamiliarization and Brechtian distancing. Never very far from didactic methods, Kluge insists: “We must let Till Eulenspiegel [a trickster figure in German folklore] pass across Marx and Eisenstein both, in order to create confusion allowing knowledge and emotions to be combined together in new ways.” — Julia Vassilieva, Screening The Past

No one turned away for inability to pay


Sat, October 14, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:45 PM
$6.00 – $15.00
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Verso Books
20 Jay Street #1010
Brooklyn, 11210
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