Person: Kate Steinmann

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    Melanie Gilligan: Popular Unrest & Other Works

    Melanie Gilligan

    This trailer from Spectacle Theater introduces three video series by artist Melanie Gilligan, Crisis in the Credit System (2008), Self-Capital (2009), and Popular Unrest (2010). Gilligan’s episodic dramas, inspired by the genre conventions of contemporary prime time and cable television, shed light on the visceral abstractions that interact to produce the neoliberal subject—abstractions of the [...] Read more [...] read more

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    Michel Foucault: The Culture of the Self, first lecture (part 1 of 5)

    University of California, Berkeley

    In 1983, approximately a year before his death, French philosopher Michel Foucault delivered three lectures in English at the University of California, Berkeley, in which he traced the development of the idea of the self, or the individual subject, in Western culture. In the first of these lectures, “The Culture of the Self” (Reel 61 [...] Read more [...] read more

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