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.