Joseph Vogl addresses hesitation as a state of being that implies much more than a lack of movement: hesitation makes the dimension of time and history visible and therefore stimulates a sense of possibility.
Joseph Vogl, literary scholar and philosopher at the Humboldt- University Berlin, has translate Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault. He has written on Franz Kafka’s (who has spent a couple of his many postponing stays at the Sanatorium von Hartungen in Riva del Garda) concept of ‚minor literature’, about the extensive complex of Goethe’s poetics, about the colour yellow, about the ‚homo oeconomicus’ and lately about hesitation.
Script: Hannah Hurtzig and Karin Harrasser
Film: Chris Kondek
Simultanious translation: Carola Dinklage
Sound recordings: Kassian Troyer, Berlin and Günther Friesinger, Vienna
Commissioned by: manifesta7, curator: Anselm Franke and Hila Peleg, Trento 2008