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Amanda Beech

Final Machine

19:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Amanda will speak to her recent video work, Final Machine, 2013; a three channel video installation (45mins). The work continues Beech's examination into the nexus of art, politics and morality and interrogates the realist status of the image and the contract this holds with systems of power. Beech uses Louis Althusser's lecture series 'The Spontaneous Philosophy of the Scientists' (1968), to predicate a politics that is recalcitrant to ideological systems. The work questions how it is possible to engage art as a site of realism, free from our unswerving faith in modes of critique that have now become our bad habit.
The question is how our 'science' can instead be understood with the image, that is, without transcendence, idealism, or vitalism; and without the predilection to condemn the image as a representationalist problem guides this talk. Such questions demand a re-thinking of both aesthetics and philosophy, of the thought that thinks both, and the implications of concept as connected to the operations of image-force.to be announced