[NetBehaviour] No Such Thing as Rest: a walk with Brian Massumi [trailer] On Vimeo
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Fri Jan 17 13:35:57 CET 2014
No Such Thing as Rest: a walk with Brian Massumi [trailer] On Vimeo
Setting thoughts and conversation in constant motion the British
performance and art theorist Adrian Heathfield encounters the renowned
philosopher and cultural theorist Brian Massumi while walking the
streets of Montreal.
In this relaxed but intensive exchange Massumi discusses issues that
have recurred across his writing: the nature of events, their sensuous
and affective forces, immaterial art practices and their critical
potential under capitalism, belief and hope and their relation to
political agency. Taking in the scene as it goes by, the film constantly
counterpoints these ideas with a micro-attention to the environment and
the minor events the two figures are moving through. Charged ideas are
quietly elaborated against a vibrant, restless backdrop of everyday life.
Brian Massumi is the author of major works in contemporary philosophy
including Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation and
Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts. He is
also the translator of significant works of French philosophy including
Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus, Jean-François
Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition, and Jacques Attali’s Noise.
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