Film screening and conversation with
Marcel Dickhage | Jenny Nachtigall | Cathleen Schuster | Kerstin Stakemeier | Samo Tomšič
In “How surprising that you are you” (2018) by Cathleen Schuster and Marcel Dickhage (titre provisoire), various psychological instances of love live and get together in the flats of their close friends. Desire, Jouissance and the Unconscious, among others, find their environment to be disconcerting, causing certain behaviours. Can love, for them, become a form of personal resistance against a predominant reactionary climate suspicious of everything unknown? Starting from its narrative features, the materiality of the film, its textuality, the conversation will evolve around the writing and reading of a film, the absence of romantic characters and their replacement by functions in relation to nonromantic love or to romantic love as an ‘object’, and fetishism in a double sense: providing objects with supersensory qualities and providing people with an excess of reality.