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Talks by Katja Riegler and Sinéad Hogan

On Günther Anders

The Douglas Hyde is pleased to announce that Katja Riegler, (Germanic Studies, TCD) and Sinéad Hogan (Art + Research Collaboration, IADT) will each give a talk on the writings of Günther Anders, the anti-nuclear activist and philosopher who fixated on technology’s capacity to outpace any human intention.

This event has been programmed to coincide with the current exhibition Fatal Act by 13BC. The works that comprise this project, especially the feature-length film Straight Flush, take their bearings from an unlikely exchange of letters that started in 1959, and stretched from Vienna to a Texan veterans’ hospital. These were letters written between Günther Anders and Claude Eatherly, the U.S. Air Force pilot whose “all clear” weather report precipitated the bombing of Hiroshima and whose botched robberies after the war landed him in and out of jail and psychiatric care.

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