UNDERGROUND/MYTHOLOGY
 

Talks by Bifo and David Harsent
Moderated by Riccardo Baldissone

 

Following the first two events of the series Underground, with Timothy Morton & Federico Campagna (Ecology), Yanis Varoufakis & Danae Stratou (Politics), the third section will host philosopher Franco Berardi Bifo & Eliot Prize winner poet David Harsent explore the nature of Mythology. Theories on myth may be as old as myths themselves. But why do we still need myths today? What is their function in our contemporary world? By exploring the symbolic and cultural value of the hare in Harsent’s work and the mythology of Power, Potency and Possibility in Berardi’s latest book Futurability, Underground/Mythology aims to bring to light aspects of the foundations of existential and political consciousness. 
It’s hard to define the myth, in terms of its origins, its limits, its place in space and time but what we can try to do is to follow its vivid traces that lie in our conciounsness. In this sense, the poet and the philosopher, in particular David and Franco, are perfect scouts who can track down those traces…

 

UNDERGROUND/MYTHOLOGY
Talks by Bifo and David Harsent