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Une machine désire de l'instruction comme un jardin désire de la discipline* (A machine desires instruction as a garden desires discipline) examines the mechanisms underlying modern capitalist Europe; more specifically, the origins of colonialism and its connections to modernity. Catalina Lozano invites us to reexamine and reevaluate historical facts and their present consequences (Keiller, Kirschner & Panos, Plender). Documentary narratives (Farocki), anthropological discourse (Alves & Durham, Satorre), and metaphorical propositions (Lin, Weber) are combined in order to deconstruct Eurocentric certitudes.

How does self-submission to fundamental dualism continue to persist? How do conventions and commands become interiorized? This is a true call to dismantle and perhaps do away with the binary vision of the world…

*The title of this work is borrowed from a 1996 work by Jimmie Durham.

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A machine desires instruction as a garden desires discipline

Maria Thereza Alves, Jimmie Durham, Harun Farocki, Patrick Keiller, Anja Kirschner / David Panos, Candice Lin, Olivia Plender, Xabier Salaberria, Jorge Satorre, Klaus Weber.

Catalina Lozano