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Tentacular thinking

Vessels of Others

  1 Mainstream philosophy and science at least since Aristotle have held to the view that each living body, under normal circumstances, should be inhabited by…

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Soufiane Ababri

Tentacular thinking

Saudade: An Echo of the Past in the Future

  Have you ever had the feeling that the old dress you’re wearing, the one you found in your mother’s closet or in a second-hand shop somewhere, is only…

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Tshegue on the Energetic Sound of the Paris Banlieue

Contrary to stereotypes, Tshegue practices the fusion between afros rhythms, garage rock and electro trance and club-culture production. At high temperature! Tshegue is the name given to the little street…

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Bertrand Mandico on Metamorphosis, Lovable Monsters, and the Obscure Object of Desire

The short films of French director Bertrand Mandico have long served as a kind of secret handshake among film lovers who yearn for a cinema of unrestrained, shape-shifting desires and…

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Lucile Hadžihalilovic on Ambivalence, Eroticism, and Ritual

A dark wooden coffin rests in the centre of an elegant room. It’s child-sized, and has an unusual star-shaped window in its lid. A scratchy record plays in the…

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Catherine Breillat on Seduction, the Attraction of Violence and Her New Film Abus De Faiblesse

Catherine Breillat’s work as a novelist and filmmaker is often surrounded by controversy and sometimes scandal. In her films she defies normative portrayals of romantic love to unearth erotic…

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