November 29th, 2017
Salon of former Palais Dürckheim, Cranachstraße 47, Weimar

Operative Ontology of the Individual Lecture by Jens Schröter

Contrary to the (usual) assumptions of methodological individualism, an individual person cannot be posited as a basic underlying element, for the individual is an ensemble comprised of a body and various addresses, along with indexical relations between the two and operations and practices in which these relations are continually tested, modified, and stabilised. The project will investigate the media history of modern personalising operations. In the talk prototypical scenes of becoming-individual from several films will be discussed.