August at The Unstitute sees the next installment in our online video screening series with the brilliantly awkward urban visual essay by Sandra Fruebing, and an exclusive essay on Nietzsche by renowned scholar James Luchte...
1. Screening in the Projection Room:
'The Individual's Pursuit'
15th August - 15th September
The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos online. This month we take pleasure in presenting a video by Sandra Fruebing 'The Individual's Pursuit'.
"The Individual’s Pursuit by Sandra Fruebing is the creation of a narrative based on a character whose quest is to inhabit an in-between space as an exploration of borders and boundaries. The personal desire to walk along the edge of water and earth, where both elements meet, is becoming a strong desire- almost an obsession. Specially designed apparatus and physical training exercises will be employed in an attempt to fulfill the desire. The project challenges our perception of what is accepted as normal and questions common sense. It looks at how borders in a physical and philosophical way create our definition of identity and reality."
2. [dis]Corporate Bodies: New participant
The Wreckage of Stars: Nietzsche and the Ecstasy of Poetry
The Unstitute is proud to present the essay ‘The Wreckage of Stars: Nietzsche and the Ecstasy of Poetry’ by Dr James Luchte – available in English for the first time. It has been included in the permanent archive ‘[dis]Corporate Bodies’.
The essay artfully argues against the scholastic traditions of Western academia, the creation of the modern ‘theoretical man’ and the philosophical ‘spectator’, and explores the challenging alternatives presented in Nietzsche’s ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’.
Dr Luchte is an expatriate American philosopher, author and poet who has lived in the United Kingdom since 1995. He is on the Board of Advisers of the Nietzsche Circle based in New York. This essay, available in English for the first time, was originally published in the Chinese Social Science Quarterly in 2011.
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