Lecture: Emanuele Coccia


For this virtual talk, presented in response to Laws of Confusion, philosopher Emanuele Coccia takes Lydia Ourahmane and Alex Ayed’s exhibition as an entry point to discuss aspects of his own recent work. In lively and illuminating books such Metamorphoses (2021), Coccia considers forms of life, interconnection, and transformation. “There is no opposition between the living and the non-living,” he writes. “Life is always the reincarnation of the non-living, a carnival of the telluric substance of a planet—the Earth—that continually draws new faces and new ways of being out of even the smallest particle of its disparate body.”