Cite as: Ralph Eue, Introduction to the conference Susan Sontag Revisited: Transatlantische und transmediale Vermittlungen, ICI Berlin, 29–30 January 2015, video recording, mp4, 09:13 <>
29 – 30 Jan 2015


By Ralph Eue

Video in English, German

Format: mp4
Length: 00:09:13
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Part of the Conference

Susan Sontag Revisited: Transatlantische und transmediale Vermittlungen

Susan Sontag – essayist, writer, director, and theorist –, singular phenomenon and an icon of American culture criticism. Ten years after her death, the Symposium Susan Sontag Revisited addressed the continuing relevance of her work.

Sontag combined ingenuity and a boundless curiosity with unconventional critical analyses and avantgarde commitments; open towards all things new in culture and art, she supported many artists just breaking onto the scenes of literature, fine art, and film from the early 1960s onwards and helped them gain worldwide recognition. The two-day symposium at the ICI Berlin featured lectures, conversations, talks, and film essays by artists and scholars who were closely connected to Susan Sontag and have dealt with her work intensively.


ICI Berlin
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Carolin Emcke
Erika and Ulrich Gregor
Paul Hutchinson
E. Ann Kaplan
Michael Krüger
Anne Ratte-Polle
Laurence Rickels
Hanna Schygulla
Steve Wasserman
Ralph Eue
Christina Tilmann

Organized by

Ralph Eue
Kyra Meyer
Lukas Fritze
A cooperation of the ICI Berlin, Kino Arsenal, and Synema Gesellschaft für Film und Medien

Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund (Haupstadtkulturfonds) with additional support from Villa Aurora Forum Berlin, DEFA Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Referat für Auslandsangelegenheiten des Senats von Berlin