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Monthly seminar on the Philosophy of Werner Herzog 

coordinated by Paolo Stellino (CultureLab) and Stefanie Baumann (CineLab)

 

 

 

 

Werner Herzog’s cinematographic work – fictional and documentary alike – is as rich as it is paradoxical. While questioning the real, its underlying values, perceptual standards, and the limits of representation through genuinely filmic means, the director fiercely rejects intellectual endeavors to analyze his work comprehensively. At the same time, he polemizes against the culture industry, the notion of the factual prevailing in the documentary films defended by the “accountants”, and upholds the irreducible autonomy of his works. However, Herzog’s cinema is not devoid of philosophical thinking. But this thinking transpires through the formal and aesthetic configuration of the visual and acoustic material rather than through the explicit content of the final oeuvre. Instead of taking a moral, political or epistemological standpoint, Herzog’s cinema keeps the antagonisms of reality open. This makes it a fruitful terrain for philosophical investigation. 

The aim of this monthly seminar is to critically engage with Herzog’s filmic oeuvre in order to carve out its particular aesthetic force, its artistic approach to philosophical problems and its genuinely political dimension.

 

Sessions:

 

1. February 1st, 2019, 17h-19h, room 0.06 (Edif. I&D):  Ectstatic Truth and profane illumination. Around The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)

2. March 19, 2019, 18h-20h, room 1.05 (Edif. I&D):  Approaching Herzog's Lessons of Darkness  (1992)

3. April 9th, 2019, 17-20h room 0.06 (Edif. I&D, Piso 0): Politics of Perception: Fata Morgana (1971)

4. Mai 21st, 2019, 17h-20h, room Multiusos 3 (Ed. I&D): Revolts! (Even Dwarfs Started Small, 1970)

5. June 18th, 2019, 17-20h, room 1.05 (Ed. I&D, piso 1): Ideosyncracies (Stroszek, 1977)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

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7ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

André Silva Santos apresenta Moses und Aron (Straub-Huillet, 1975) e…

July 23, 2019

1st International Conference on Cinema, Philosophy and Children’s World

Co-organized by Ifilnova | CineLab - Laboratory of Cinema &…

July 09, 2019

1st Film Program on Lives in Transition: Exodus | Migrations | Exile

Co-organized by CineLab - Laboratory of Cinema & Philosophy, EPLab…

July 08, 2019

6ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Bruno Marques apresenta "Género e voyeurismo desmontado: quem olha para…

June 25, 2019

5ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Paulo José Miranda apresenta “O Chafariz das Virtudes ou O…

May 28, 2019

4ª sessão do Seminário Permanente em Cinema e Filosofia

Sérgio Dias Branco apresenta “Os Lugares da Esperança”

April 10, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 7

with Judith Barry and Giovanni Tusa

March 27, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 6

with Jean-Gabriel Périot and Alain Brossat

February 28, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 5

with Albert Serra and Alexander Garcia Düttmann

February 21, 2019

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 4

with Emily Wardill and Michael Marder

December 17, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 3

with Maria Augusta Ramos and Patricia Mourão

September 10, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 2

with Alberto Toscano and Simon Thompson

July 10, 2018

Problematising reality - encounters between art, cinema and philosophy 1

with Renee Green and Ute Holl

June 01, 2018

Institutions

IFILNOVA
FCSH
UNL
FCT