This event is part of the third chapter of Home Workspace Program 2013-14, led by resident professors Jalal Toufic and Anton Vidokle.

For more information on the third chapter and the year’s schedule and curriculum, please see HWP 2013-14.


4-6pm | by registration

Workshop with Oxana Timofeeva


8pm | Public

Animals and Revolution

A lecture by Oxana Timofeeva

What is a revolutionary project, from animals’ perspective? The lecture addresses this question, analyzing problems of unconscious subjectivity, and collective desire with its persistent negativity, referring to different authors such as Hegel or Andrey Platonov, in order to expose both a utopian horizon of animality, and a bestial horizon of utopia — and at the same time, an urgency of a certain politics of the unconscious.

Oxana Timofeeva is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), a Humboldt Fellow at Humboldt University (Berlin), a visiting Research Fellow at the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts (Ljubljana), and a member of an artistic collective “Chto Delat?” (“What Is To Be Done?”). She is the author of books “History of Animals: An Essay on Negativity, Immanence, and Freedom” (Maastricht, 2012), and “Introduction to the Erotic Philosophy of Georges Bataille” (Moscow, 2009).