They have escaped the weight of darkness: The problem space of Michel Serres

Brown, Steven D. (2016). They have escaped the weight of darkness: The problem space of Michel Serres. In: Steyaert, Chris; Beyes, Timon and Parker, Martin eds. The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education. Routledge Companions. London: Routledge, pp. 144–160.

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Abstract

The final scene in Béla Tarr’s Werckmeister Harmonies is a single uninterrupted shot following the character György Eszter into the main square of the small Hungarian town where he lives. The square is oddly calm after the riots and chaos of the previous evening. Debris lies everywhere. At its centre is the colossal body of a whale, perched in the broken shell of the circus truck that brought it into the town the day before. Eszter slowly approaches the rotting body and gazes into its milky, decaying eye. We recall the words he has previously spoken to Valuska: ‘Nem számít semmi. Semmi nem számít’ (‘Nothing counts. Nothing counts at all’).

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