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Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

2016

Antje Ehemann

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Eyes Wide Open: The Look Of Obstinacy, The Gaze Of The Camera, And The 24/7 Economy In Antja Ehmann And Harun Farocki’S Labour In A Single Shot (2011-2015), Richard Langston Jan 2016

Eyes Wide Open: The Look Of Obstinacy, The Gaze Of The Camera, And The 24/7 Economy In Antja Ehmann And Harun Farocki’S Labour In A Single Shot (2011-2015), Richard Langston

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Moving beyond Jonathan Crary's ontologically framed subject in his essay 24/7, the following essay calls on Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge's political economy of labor power in order to query the persistence of obstinacy within the neoliberal economy of 24/7. Tested against Harun Farocki's final film project co-produced with his wife Antje Ehmann, "Labour in a Single Shot," the essay argues that neoliberalism has in fact generated both tools and forms of collective agency that together call Crary's cultural pessimism into question.