Ende Oktober besuchte Alexander Kluge Princeton & New York für ein langes, veranstaltungsreiches Wochenende, einschließlich einer Soiree mit Literatur, Film und Musik mit Autor Ben Lerner am Goethe-Institut, einer Filmreihe bei Anthology Film Archives sowie einem „Modern Monday“ mit Film und Diskussion im Museum of Modern Art.
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Alexander Kluge im Screen Slate Interview
Cosmo Bjorkenheim: You’ve said that cinema is where realistic and anti-realistic attitudes meet, a clash of facts and dreams, of the way things are and the way things could be. Nowadays, when millions of people are using cameras primarily to document, archive, and broadcast their lives, has the utopian dimension of cinema started to vanish?
Alexander Kluge: It’s a difficult question. First, it’s not a capacity of cinema alone to be antagonistic and to have “antirealism” and realism. Every human being functions like a camera to some extent. You have wishes, you have hopes—you have, at the origin, libido, and libido is constituted by a disappointment. The baby thinks only of lust: “Everything belongs to me.” Nothing but my lust, my body, my senses, and so on, and this is disappointed, of course, by the reality principle. Reality educates the child. The primary trauma produces two separate kinds of perception …
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“Man Can Do Anything”: Alexander Kluge on ‘Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed’
BY AARON CUTLER
“With Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed (1968), I wanted to continue my debut feature, Yesterday Girl,” says Alexander Kluge, an important German filmmaker, video artist, television documentarian, writer, theorist, and social critic who will attend several screenings during Anthology Film Archives and Goethe-Institut New York’s small retrospective of his work this Saturday. “My sister Alexandra (Yesterday Girl’s lead actress) and I were both crazy about the circus as kids …
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