Under Zero: A Cine-geography of Militant Gestures

UCL Department of Art History

The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art presents:

The Otolith Group, A Lecture-Performance on the Militant Image

Following the lecture-performance, the artists Kodwo Eshun and Anjali Sagar will be joined by TJ Demos, Stephanie Schwartz, and Paolo Magagnoli in discussion.


Suggested Reading

James Baldwin, “No Name in the Street “(1972) in The Price of the Ticket: Collected Non-Fiction 1948-1985, London: Michael Joseph, 1985

Eldridge Cleaver, “The Allegory of the Black Eunuchs” in Soul on Ice, Panther Books, 1970.

Kodwo Eshun and Ros Gray, “The Militant Image: A Ciné-Geography,” Third Text 108, 25/1 (January 2011), 1-12.

Julio Garcia Espinosa, “For An Imperfect Cinema” (1969) in Twenty Five Years of the New Latin American Cinema edited by Michael Chanan, London: British Film Institute, 1983. Available at http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/onlinessays/JC20folder/ImperfectCinema.html

Che Guevera, ”Socialism and Man in Cuba” (March 1965) available at: http://www.marxists.org/archive/guevara/1965/03/man-socialism.htm

Che Guevara, “Message to the Tricontinental” (Havana, April 16, 1967), available at: http://www.marxsite.com/guevara.htm -

Leroi Jones, Black People! (1967) in The Leroi Jones/ Amiri Baraka Reader edited by William J. Harris, Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1991.

Kaja Silverman and Harun Farocki, “I Speak, Therefore I’m Not: Gay Knowledge/ Le Gai Savoir” in Speaking about Godard (New York University Press, 1998).

Hito Steyerl, “In Defense of the Poor Image,” e-flux (2011), available at: http://www.e-flux.com/journal/view/94




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