12 Nov 2010
Beyond Uncanny Anxiety
In her lecture Bracha L. Ettinger addresses the Freudian 'unheimlich' to take it beyond its links to Angst (uncanny anxiety) into other affect, which Ettinger considers to be just as primary. Ettinger introduces new ways to think aesthetic effects and art-criticality, where the aesthetic proto-ethical matrixiality informs both art and ethics. Ettinger’s lecture and installation continues a series of what the artist calls encounter-eventing.
Bracha L. Ettinger (IL/FR) is an international contemporary artist based in Paris and Tel Aviv and an intellectual associated with contemporary French psychoanalytical thought. Her most recent exhibition took place at the Tapies Foundation in Barcelona (Alma Matrix. Bracha L. Ettinger and Ria Verhaeghe, curated by Catherine de Zegher). Her recent solo exhibitions took place in the summer of 2009 at the Freud Museum, London and at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Her next solo exhibition will take place at the Musee des beaux-arts, Angers. Ettinger’s paintings, photos, drawings, notes from conversations, and notebooks have been exhibited extensively in major museums of contemporary art.
Ettinger is the author of several books and many psychoanalytical essays (among them Copoiesis) on what she calls, since the mid-1980s, ‘matrix’ and ‘matrixial trans-subjectivity’. Her book The Matrixial Borderspace (2006) contains essays written between 1994 and 1999, a preface by Judith Butler, and introduction by Griselda Pollock, afterword by Brian Massumi. Ettinger is an activist against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories affiliated with Physicians for Human Right – Israel (PHR).
Welcome: Luca di Blasi
Introduction by Susanne Leeb
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Organized bySFB 626 Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits (FU Berlin)
Video in EnglishFormat: mp4
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