Beckett's Nephews. Exhausted Repetition in Contemporary Art (Hassabi, Tarr) (Francesca Raimondi)
The lecture is devoted to a specific aesthetics of repetition, which can be called a Beckettian one at first. It is an aesthetics that is inscribed with a negative moment insofar as repetition here is brought to exhaustion. I'm interested in contemporary figures of such an aesthetics and their symptomatic/critical potential. The lecture discusses two forms of exhausted repetition - a stretched and a disintegrating one - as different figures of negating movement on the basis of works by Maria Hassabi and Béla Tarr.