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Du-Yul Song: Ineluctability of the Third Party

Lecture (german)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 7 pm

Postcapital. Lecture series, Workshops, Film program December 2008 – January 2009
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart, Fon: +49 ()711 22 33 70, info@wkv-stuttgart.de

Abstract
In a dyadic political landscape on the Korean Peninsula, where the expression “border crosser” still belongs to the expletive category of words, the life of a “border crosser” is risky. Here there is only room for a protocapitalism or a protosocialism. While the demarcation line (cease-fire line) stretching across the middle of the peninsula could conceivably open up perspectives to third parties, the dyadic formulas of life and death, inclusion and exclusion, or even angel and devil continue to remain insurmountable. The blend or the hybrid between the two “absolutes” is accordingly unthinkable.

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