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MICHEL FOUCAULT: THE LOST INTERVIEW, 16 minutes

Notes on the video:

This until now rarely seen 15-minute footage is of an interview that was conducted by the Dutch philosopher Fons Elders in preparation for the debate between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, which was broadcasted on Dutch television on Sunday, Nov. 28, 1971. The whole interview was essentially lost for decades and was published in the winter of 2012 for the first time. It is now available as a full-length book under the title of “Freedom and Knowledge.” It includes an excellent introduction by author of “Mad for Foucault,” Lynne Huffer, and additional contributions by Fons Elders. Continue reading MICHEL FOUCAULT: THE LOST INTERVIEW, 16 minutes

JOHN BERGER: WAYS OF SEEING – considering the hidden ideologies of art, complete BBC series, episodes 1-4

Episode 1 of 4

 

Ways of Seeing is a 1972 BBC four-part television series of 30-minute films created by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. Berger’s scripts were also adapted into a book of the same name. The series and book criticize traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images. The series is partially a response to Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation series, which represents a more traditionalist view of the Western artistic and cultural canon.~1 Continue reading JOHN BERGER: WAYS OF SEEING – considering the hidden ideologies of art, complete BBC series, episodes 1-4