Martina Bengert, Tom Sojer, and Max Walther
Simone Weil [nicht zu akademisch]
(Simone Weil … [Not Too Academic])

Open performance lecture

In their joint and publicly accessible lecture performance at Esperantoplatz, Martina Bengert, Tom Sojer, and Max Walther offer an introduction to the thinking of Simone Weil.

Martina Bengert, Thomas Sojer, and Max Walther work and conduct research as a collective. This has to do with Simone Weil. Not because they all work “about” Simone Weil, but because they consistently and alternatively feel that a thinking like Simone Weil’s can no longer be “mansplained” by authorities in normative jurisdictions of interpretation. Instead, such thinking calls, quietly but insistently, for a transsubjective biotope, never finished, fragile, that in growing and constant negotiation ultimately knows “nothing,” but in doing so dynamizes the creative potential of the in-between. Bengert, Sojer and Walther ask in their lecture next to Thomas Hirschhorn’s Simone Weil Memorial what new (thinking) life is thus created.

In 2019, Martina Bengert (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Max Walther (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), and Thomas Sojer (Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt) founded the trans | disziplin Simone Weil denʞkollektiv. It is an egalitarian, international platform that links actors from the fields of academia, art, and culture working on French philosopher Simone Weil (1909–1943). The network focuses on the transdisciplinary study of Weil’s oeuvre and the realization of a variety of events and research projects, including an extensive webpage with numerous digital formats.

3.10., 16:00

8020 Graz
♿ Venue accessible for wheelchairs

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Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ʼ21