Remembering Sylvère Lotringer

Remembering Sylvère Lotringer

e-flux Screening Room

Sylvère Lotringer with producer Katherine Waugh and filmmaker Vivienne Dick on the clifftop of Dun Aengus on Inis Mór, during the shoot of The Man Who Disappeared (2015). May 5, 2013, Aran Islands. Photo: Amantine Dehan. Courtesy of Katherine Waugh.

March 1, 2022
Remembering Sylvère Lotringer
Screening and interventions by Penny Arcade, Ames Hodges, and McKenzie Wark
March 8, 2022
e-flux Screening Room
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Remembering Sylvère Lotringer in e-flux journal, Franco “Bifo” Berardi and Christian Marazzi wrote that he “was not only a brilliant intellectual and a talented publisher, but also a sort of dowser, a diviner of ideas who roamed the territories of art, philosophy, and the margins of social behavior, all to find signs of the future. He was a volcanic organizer of cultural innovation, a radical experimenter in existential adventures, and a wonderful friend.

”The magazine Semiotext(e), which he founded and eventually transformed into a collection of books, has been a bridge between European critical thought and North American radical culture through decades of turmoil and deep transformation in politics and culture. No one has been so daring or extreme in provoking cultural innovation. No one has managed to approach Sylvère’s sense for the relation between aesthetics, sexuality, and culture.

We’ll miss Sylvère because he was a friend. But we’ll also miss him because now, more than ever, we need spiritual adventurers and cultural explorers like him.”

Join us at e-flux Screening Room for an evening remembering Sylvère Lotringer through his work, collaborations, and friendships featuring interventions from Penny ArcadeAmes Hodges, and McKenzie Wark; and a screening of Lotringer’s film The Man Who Disappeared (2015).

With special thanks to Iris Klein and Chris Kraus.

Sylvère Lotringer, The Man Who Disappeared
2015, 49 minutes
In The Man Who Disappeared, Sylvère Lotringer gives a personal artistic response to Antonin Artaud’s journey to Ireland in 1937. Shot on location on the island of Inishmore with the help of Irish collaborators, the film imagines the ten days Artaud spent on the windswept Aran Islands prior to his descent into madness and deportation to France in a straitjacket.

Admission is free; please register here as capacity is limited. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for admission. 

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