Vortragsreihe 'Dance of Values'

Vortragsreihe mit Elena Vogman am 25. Februar und 3. März 2020

Veranstaltungen der Light Industrie, Brooklyn, New York und des 'Program in Media and Modernity' der Princeton University, New Jersey

Capital

Dance of Values: Sergei Eisenstein’s Capital Project

Sergei Eisenstein’s planned film adaptation of Karl Marx’s Capital stands as one of the most enigmatic projects in the history of cinema. A recent look into Eisenstein’s archive revealed the full scope of his plans: between October 1927 and September 1928, he gradually transformed his working diaries into an editing board. This “visual instruction in the dialectical method,” as Eisenstein himself called his project, comprises over 500 pages of notes, drawings, press clippings, expression diagrams, plans for articles, negatives from October, theoretical reflections, and extensive quotations. What can be seen and read is not a film but a series of variations on the themes of economy and capitalist exploitation.

Date/Time: February 25, 2020, 19.00-21.00h
Place: Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, New York

Date/Time: March 3, 2020, 17.00-19.00h
Place: Princeton University, NJ 08544, New Jersey, School of Architecture – Room N107

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