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Duration Without Breaks: Marclay and McQueen Against the Clock

Duration Without Breaks: Marclay and McQueen Against the Clock

Jan 5, 2016

‘There is a bitter and dark struggle around time and the use of time’. Thus wrote Henri Lefebvre and Catherine Régulier in an 1985 article later collected in Lefebvre’s final set of essays, Rhythmanalysis, posthumously published in 1992 (Lefebvre 83). As if the day is not long enough for all our repetitive tasks, the ...

Snapshots of the Executioners

Snapshots of the Executioners

Oct 17, 2014

When the images of torture and abuse by American soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq became public in 2004, what was it that shocked so many people? It surely came as little surprise to...

The Third Reich in Contemporary Fiction

The Third Reich in Contemporary Fiction

Oct 1, 2012

What voice is suitable to describe the horrors of the Third Reich? From whose perspective should the catastrophic events be narrated? What is the relationship, in such...