Philosophy of the Document. Intensive Seminar with Peter Osborne

23 Oct, 22

Intensive Seminar
November 1,2 and 3rd; 10-18h November 1st: Maumaus, Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 148 3º C, 1050-021 Lisboa November 2 and 3: FCSH/ Campus de Campolide/ Can 217

This seminar will consider the dynamics of documentary film from the standpoint of the historical-anthropological core of the modern concept of art in the development of the dialectic of mimesis and rationality into the dialectics of construction and expression, as set out in T. W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory. It will discuss the ‘interweaving of history and fiction’ internal to all narrative forms, as expounded by Paul Ricouer. And it will examine the condensation of these concepts in the analysis of documentary as an artistic form. Films for discussion: Patrick Keiller, Robinson in Ruins (2010), Hito Steyerl, November (2004), Adam Curtis, Trauma Zone (2022). Peter Osborne is Professor of Modern European Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London. His books include Crisis as Form, The Politics of Time, Anywhere or Not At All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art and The Postconceptual Condition.

This seminar is open to graduate and postgraduate students and the general public. Please write an email to phildoc@fcsh.unl.pt if you would like to attend.
Registration is mandatory, as places are limited.
This event is organized by the working group “Thinking Documentary Film” in collaboration with Maumaus/Lumiar Cité, and part of the project “Philosophy and Documentary Film. Mediating the Real”, funded by national funds through FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia under the project EXPL/FER-FIL/0045/2021.