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16 (2014)
Kunst der Drastik



Peter Siller
Politik der Drastik
30 Versuche über die Sichtbarmachung des Furchtbaren
Martin Saar
Thomas Melle
Vom Krassen
Präsenz statt Referenz
Esteban Sanchino Martinez
Wirklichkeitserfahrung in der Massenkultur
Drastik als moderne Erlebnisweise
Oliver Müller
Ontologische Verunsicherungen
Das Untote und die moderne Biomedizin
Carolin Emcke
Weil es sagbar ist
Haiti erzählen
Stefan Huster, Arnd Pollmann, Jan Engelmann, Peter Siller
Ist es links?: 'Gegen Zensur'

Mein halbes Jahr

Marie Schmidt
Johannes von Weizsäcker
Matthias Dell


Redaktionsgespräch Jan Engelmann/Arnd Pollmann
"Besonders scharf, damit es brennt"
Ekkehard Knörer
Das Urteil verschlagen
Harmony Korines Ästhetik des Drastischen
Manfred Theisen
Explosion der Langeweile
Von Überdruss und Amok
Maja Bächler
Arbeitsalltag in der Folterkammer
Zur Rezeption von Kathryn Bigelows Zero Dark Thirty
Gespräch Thomas Scheibitz, Bernd Heusinger
"In seiner Heftigkeit unerwartet"
Michael Jahn
Gott kann die Uhr nicht lesen
Über den Krieg im Himmel in John Miltons Paradise Lost
Jörg Trempler
Blutrünstige Kunst
Über die immersive Kraft von Bildern um 1800
Ulf Schmidt
Warum so brutal?
Tom Fontanas TV-Serie OZ und Dantes Göttliche Komödie
Anna-Catharina Gebbers
An den Rändern des Denkbaren
Über die Kunst der Erschütterung
Ina Kerner
Leben im Kapitalismus:
'Bomben, Rauch und Irokesen'
Susann Neuenfeldt, Simon Strick
Hallo Karthago/Hallo Rom
'Krasser Traum'


Joanna Barck
Die Macht des Bildes
Zur Drastik des Undarstellbaren
Marcus Stiglegger
Anatomie der Angst
Dario Argento als Meister der performativen Drastik
Martin Saar
Bildpolitik: 'Schreckliche Idylle'


Lars-Olav Beier
Auge um Auge
Buñuels und Dalís Der andalusische Hund
Leo Lencsés
Exorzismus der Erinnerung
Álex de la Iglesias Balada triste de trompeta
Thomas Schramme
Mann ohne Unterleib
Tod Brownings Freaks
Christoph Raiser
Was das Zeug hält
Milo Manaras und Alejandro Jodorowskys Die Borgia
Sebastian Dörfler
Exzess und Fortschritt
Dietmar Daths Die salzweißen Augen
Stefan Huster
Krass Gescheitert
Bernardo Bertoluccis Der letzte Tango in Paris
Tilman Vogt
Kein Schauer
Jeronimo Voss' Phantasmagorical Horizon
Patrick Thor
Moderne Mythen
Nicolas W. Refns Valhalla Rising
Elias Kreuzmair
Kein Kannibale
Der letzte Satz von Christian Krachts 1979
Christian Meskó
Pure Unterhaltung
Maja Bächlers Inszenierte Bedrohung


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