How to Sell a Contradiction

A cross-discipline exploration of contradictions and paradoxes, and some of the fears and desires they unleash.
A talk by Alice Cannavà. Part of the Conceptual Poetics Day 2019. More at conceptualpoeticsday.org and facebook.com/events/2107169436057843

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12.15-13
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

I’m a man without conviction,
I’m a man who doesn’t know
How to sell a contradiction.
– Culture Club, “Karma Chameleon”

We are the same and yet different.
We are the same and yet different!
We are different and yet the same and yet different and yet the same and yet different and yet the same … Mama! Mama! Come get me!
– Nanni Moretti, “Palombella Rossa”

The falseness of a judgment is for us not necessarily an objection to a judgment; in this respect our new language may sound strangest.
– Nietzsche, “Beyond Good and Evil”

Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
– alleged last words of Hassan-i Sabbah