einbahnstrasse http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de dedicated to walter benjamin. Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:37:06 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v= en Aufklärung für Kinder http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/30/aufklaerung-fuer-kinder/ http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/30/aufklaerung-fuer-kinder/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:37:06 +0000 Administrator audiobooks http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/30/aufklaerung-fuer-kinder/

Der Journalist Harald Wieser lässt Geschichten, die der 1892 geborene Philosoph Walter Benjamin einst fürs Radio schrieb, wieder aufleben. Die Lesung der Radiotexte über Kaspar Hauser, den Untergang von Pompeji, die Eigenarten von Hunden u.a. wurde im Dezember 2002 mit großem Erfolg von Radio Bremen gesendet.


Aufklärung für Kinder

Who killed Walter Benjamin http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/30/who-killed-walter-benjamin-2/ http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/30/who-killed-walter-benjamin-2/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:23:06 +0000 Administrator videoWalter BenjaminWho Killed Walter Benjamin http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/30/who-killed-walter-benjamin-2/

In September 1940, after seven years of exile, Walter Benjamin crosses the Pyrenees in a desperate attempt to escape the Nazis.

According to the official version, Walter Benjamin did make it across the French-Spanish border successfully. But when he arrived in the Catalan town of Portbou, a sudden change in legislation impeded his entry into Spain and he was obliged to spend the night at a local hotel under the close vigilance of three guards, whose orders were to deport him the following morning.

In utter despair, Benjamin took his own life, swallowing an overdose of morphine. The local doctor, however, declared it a natural death and Benjamin was given a Catholic burial in the municipal cemetery, under a wrong name.
Did the doctor conceal some hidden cause of Benjamin´s death? Was there really a change of legislation? Was Walter Benjamin aware that Portbou was a pro-Franco town virtually occupied by the Nazis?

Who killed Walter Benjamin… reaches for answers among the suspicious circumstances of his death. Giving at the same time, a portrait of a frontier town anchored between two fronts, constant witness of evasion, persecution and false hopes.

Who killed Walter Benjamin… not just a reconstruction of a death but the living portrait of the scene of the crime.

Spanish w/ English subs
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Who killed Walter Benjamin

Den Pessimismus organisieren – Heiner Müller liest Walter Benjamin http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/30/den-pessimismus-organisieren-heiner-mueller-liest-walter-benjamin/ http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/30/den-pessimismus-organisieren-heiner-mueller-liest-walter-benjamin/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:14:04 +0000 Administrator audiobooks audioDen Pessimismus organisierenHeiner MüllerWalter Benjamin http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/30/den-pessimismus-organisieren-heiner-mueller-liest-walter-benjamin/

Die erste Auflage erschien 1991 als Hörkassette, später erschien auch eine Auflage auf CD. Die Textauswahl besorgte Jan Linders mit und für Heiner Müller. Dies ist der Mitschnitt von Müllers Lesung am 4.11.1991 in den Hamburger Kammerspielen.

Den Pessimismus organisieren

Miriam Hansen: Cinema and Experience http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/23/miriam-hansen-cinema-and-experience/ http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/23/miriam-hansen-cinema-and-experience/#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:31:20 +0000 Administrator textAdornoKracauerWalter Benjamin http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/23/miriam-hansen-cinema-and-experience/

Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno—affiliated through friendship, professional ties, and argument—developed an astute philosophical critique of modernity in which technological media played a key role. This book explores in depth their reflections on cinema and photography from the Weimar period up to the 1960s. Miriam Bratu Hansen brings to life an impressive archive of known and, in the case of Kracauer, less known materials and reveals surprising perspectives on canonic texts, including Benjamin’s artwork essay. Her lucid analysis extrapolates from these writings the contours of a theory of cinema and experience that speaks to questions being posed anew as moving image culture evolves in response to digital technology.

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Cinema and Experience

Flâneur III: Benjamin’s Shadow http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/05/flaneur-iii-benjamins-shadow/ http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/05/flaneur-iii-benjamins-shadow/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:59:48 +0000 Administrator video http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/05/flaneur-iii-benjamins-shadow/ In the 1998 film above, Flâneur III: Benjamin’s Shadow, Danish director Torben Skjodt Jensen and writer Urf Peter Hallberg collaborate on an impressionistic black-and-white meditation on Paris, overlaid with Hallberg’s ruminations and quotations from Benjamin. Benjamin’s fascination with nineteenth-century Paris drove his massive, unfinished Arcades Project, an excavation of the inner workings of modernity. Where One Way Street is marked by a very dated 90’s aesthetic (which may look chic now that the decade’s back in fashion), the above film is both classical and modernist, a testament to the beauties and contradictions of Paris. I think in this respect, it is a more fitting tribute to the critical and contradictory aesthetic theory of Walter Benjamin.

Video Flâneur III

Catherine Russell – Archiveology: Walter Benjamin and Archival Film Practices http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/05/catherine-russell-archiveology-walter-benjamin-and-archival-film-practices/ http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/05/catherine-russell-archiveology-walter-benjamin-and-archival-film-practices/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:47:45 +0000 Administrator text http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/04/05/catherine-russell-archiveology-walter-benjamin-and-archival-film-practices/ Catherine Russell

In Archiveology Catherine Russell uses the work of Walter Benjamin to explore how the practice of archiveology—the reuse, recycling, appropriation, and borrowing of archival sounds and images by filmmakers—provides ways to imagine the past and the future. Noting how the film archive does not function simply as a place where moving images are preserved, Russell examines a range of films alongside Benjamin’s conceptions of memory, document, excavation, and historiography. She shows how city films such as Nicole Védrès’s Paris 1900 (1947) and Thom Andersen’s Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) reconstruct notions of urban life and uses Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010) to draw parallels between critical cinephilia and Benjamin’s theory of the phantasmagoria. Russell also discusses practices of collecting in archiveological film and rereads films by Joseph Cornell and Rania Stephan to explore an archival practice that dislocates and relocates the female image in film. In so doing, she not only shows how Benjamin’s work is as relevant to film theory as ever; she shows how archiveology can awaken artists and audiences to critical forms of history and memory.

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Catherine Russell Archiveology

Tatsachenreihe: Wie Brecht und Benjamin einen Krimi schreiben wollten http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/03/29/63/ http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/03/29/63/#comments Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:24:04 +0000 Administrator audioAndreas GerthBrechtMartin GretschmannWalter Benjamin http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2019/03/29/63/ Tatsachenreihe
Von Andreas Ammer, Andreas Gerth und Martin Gretschmann
Wie Brecht und Benjamin einen Krimi schreiben wollten. Svendborg, Dänemark, 1934. Bertolt Brecht und Walter Benjamin treffen sich im Exil. Sie sind begeisterte Krimileser und entwerfen kurzerhand gemeinsam einen Plot.

Wie Brecht und Benjamin einen Krimi schreiben wollten

Tagung der International Walter Benjamin Society 12. bis 15. Dezember 2013 http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2013/12/03/tagung-der-international-walter-benjamin-society-12-bis-15-dezember-2013/ http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2013/12/03/tagung-der-international-walter-benjamin-society-12-bis-15-dezember-2013/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:18:23 +0000 Administrator eventFrankfurtTagungWalter Benjamin Society http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2013/12/03/tagung-der-international-walter-benjamin-society-12-bis-15-dezember-2013/ Tagung der International Walter Benjamin Society
„Über den Begriff der Geschichte/Geschichte schreiben“
12. bis 15. Dezember 2013
Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main & Universität Mannheim

Tagung der International Walter Benjamin Society

The Artwork in the Age of its Mechanical Reproducibility by Walter Benjamin as told to Keith Sanborn (1936/1996) http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2013/12/03/the-artwork-in-the-age-of-its-mechanical-reproducibility-by-walter-benjamin-as-told-to-keith-sanborn-19361996/ http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2013/12/03/the-artwork-in-the-age-of-its-mechanical-reproducibility-by-walter-benjamin-as-told-to-keith-sanborn-19361996/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:14:05 +0000 Administrator videoKeith Sanborn http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2013/12/03/the-artwork-in-the-age-of-its-mechanical-reproducibility-by-walter-benjamin-as-told-to-keith-sanborn-19361996/ It’s been a while. Will try to update the blog more frequently again.

An attempt to problematize ownership and authorship in the age of digital reproduction. Inspired by the Walter Benjamin essay of the same name and the activities of the Situationists. If it could be authenticated that it were produced in 1936, this would make it the oldest known digital video work.

Video Keith Sanborn

(Kritik) Klassenbild mit Walter Benjamin http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2012/09/06/kritik-klassenbild-mit-walter-benjamin/ http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2012/09/06/kritik-klassenbild-mit-walter-benjamin/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:19:37 +0000 Administrator text audio http://einbahnstrasse.blogsport.de/2012/09/06/kritik-klassenbild-mit-walter-benjamin/ Momme Brodersen: „Klassenbild mit Walter Benjamin“, Siedler Verlag, München 2012, 235 Seiten

Nach seiner missglückten Flucht in die USA nahm sich Berliner Philosoph Walter Benjamin im spanischen Grenzort Port Bou 1940 das Leben. Was aber ist aus seinen Mitschülern geworden, mit denen er 1912 das Abitur ablegte? Das wollte der Germanist Momme Brodersen herausfinden.

Klassenbild mit Walter Benjamin