Ariadne's Thread

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Datum der Aufzeichnung: 14.01.2011

Ort: TQW/Studios

Im Rahmen von: The Apostrophes of Love.A lecture series on other political spaces for contemporary dance and performance (Concept & Curating: Krassimira Kruschkova)



Without Ariadne, Theseus would never have found his way out of the Cretan labyrinth. The thread that she, the dancer and lover, gave him thus also marked a choreography. As we all know, only lovers and poets can speak of love. We others therefore have to find a thread before we may begin to speak. Fortunately, love itself puts one such thread in our hands. Love saves, it is said, also in situations that heroes would never have conquered on their own. One of these major situations we call history.

Friedrich Kittler, scholar of German literature and Romance languages, and philosopher; since 1993 professor at the chair for aesthetics and history of the media, Humboldt-University Berlin; publications a. o.: 1985: Aufschreibesysteme 1800/1900; 1986: Grammophon Film Typewriter; 2000: Nietzsche – Politik des Eigennamens: wie man abschafft, wovon man spricht (with Jacques Derrida); 2002: Optische Medien; 2006: Musik und Mathematik I. Hellas 1: Aphrodite; 2009: Musik und Mathematik I. Hellas 2: Eros.


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