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Sunday March 17 | 15:05 - 15:35
De Brakke Grond | Rode Zaal


Aurelia Baumgartner is a ‘philosophizing dancer and dancing philosopher’. She studied philosophy, theater and literature at the LMU University of Munich (Master of Arts). Formation as a professional dancer at ‘Iwanson International’. Further studies of Pa-kua (Martial Arts, Taiji, Yoga), Asian Body and Mind Techniques and Flamenco. Inspired by her work as a dance-philosopher she develops “body-thinking”, a research on relations, created by movements and encounters as a pre-semiotic mode of becoming.
Transversal-Dance/Art – intoxicating the philosophy of the subject

This performance lecture arises as a dialogue of fractals from movement and from language, with a video and a trombone, with the body- /painting –dancing/ -thinking. This is about bewilderment as method, as question, as intoxication. 3 Arkana, 3 attempts, atmospheres and theory, imagination and reason in free interplay. Is that art or philosophy? Or is it the very bewilderment of thinking, the intoxication of reason, of the subject that releases creativity and thus opens up the possibility of philosophy as art? Bewilderment thus as a method of intoxication?

This lecture is a performative deconstruction of our rational self-understanding concerning the potency of us as subject, and is in research of what can’t be captured by terms, by words or by rational ideas, hence what evades pure rationality, what frightens us, but moves us at the same time. It is about something where we can’t throw light on, but that shines into reality as the non-verbalizable, the non-comprehensible, non-tangible, non-concrete ‘other’.

By bewilderment as intoxicating the self-understanding, the potency, the subjectivity of us as subject, the absolute unknown of what might happen, the uncertainty of becoming arises. However, once ‘per-hap-ening’, as perhaps happened (Derrida),it might open a door to create change, create something ‘other’. In the moment of the vulnerability of the subjectivity of the subject, in the subjects most fundamental passivity arises the possibility to open a transversal to the ‘non concrete other’.   
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