RAM Talk: Dépense, Luxe and Existence Itself
2019.01.04 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks
Maximum effort, minimum result. ---Francis Alÿs’ motto for When Faith Moves Mountains, 2002 Under the social context nowadays where we are pursuing rationality, high-efficiency, abundance and prosperity, the concept of “dépense” proposed by Georges Bataille seems quite unique. Then what does it mean? What does this notion imply? How it is constructed within Bataille’s system? And will this “non-productive consumption” make our livelihood unsustainable?