Rhythmic Transport

Speaker: Christopher Fynsk Chaired by: Simon Frith
26 August, 2012
15.00 (90mins)
Rhymic Transport
Venue: Red Lecture Theatre
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Ticket Price: Free, ticketed

Co curated with Jeremy Fernanado, Jean Baudrillard Fellow at the European Graduate School and Fellow of Tembusu College at The National University of Singapore.

Starting from a driving experience (informed by jazz) in a traffic jam in Brooklyn’s infamous Grand Army Plaza—the roundabout of roundabouts—I seek to ask about the conditions of grasping the rhythms of a lived context.  This will be a philosophical discussion that does not hesitate to venture into temporal foundations (cruising with Heidegger, so to speak).  But I hope to raise questions about the relations between art and the negotiation of everyday life from an existential account of the experience of rhythm.

About the speaker:

Christopher Fynsk is the Maurice Blanchot Chair at the European Graduate School (EGS), Head of the School of Language and Literature at the University of Aberdeen, and Director of the Centre for Modern Thought. His work on politics, literature and language is world-renowned.