Reading: Alan Badiou’s ‘The Incident at Antioch’
Monday nights in April a group was bought together to read aloud a play about a girl called Paula, set in a time of revolution.
Paula tries to invent a politics that stays true to emancipatory desire but avoids becoming entranced by power; a politics that is not fixated with taking power, but with making it obsolete.
Just translated into English, this play, written in the ‘80s by a man now referred to as France’s ‘greatest living philosopher’, is part of a project to think the possibility of a new politics of equality which does more than merely repeat the revolutionary politics of the 20th century.
(image where people are reading from phones is from the second reading where everyone forgot to print it out but tech saved the day.)