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Deactivating Desire, Albert Serra's 'Liberté' with Alexander García Düttmann

27 February 2020 | 5pm – 8pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre


Part of the School of Arts & Humanities Research Presents series

Philosopher Alexander Garcia Düttmann will present Liberté (2019), a film by Albert Serra in which he acts the role of Comte Alexis Danshire. Liberté is a dark tale of the Enlightenment, a formal costume drama where excess is the methodology for the exploration of desire, language and representation. The screening of the film will be followed by a discussion. 

Alexander García Düttmann teaches philosophy at the University of the Arts in Berlin. His most recent book publication is Love Machine: The Origin of the Work of Art (Konstanz University Press, 2018). He is currently working on a manuscript entitled In Praise of Youth

ARCHIVE research group is convened by Olivier Richon and Victoria Walsh.