Past the Post?: Screening Progress and Fascism’s Return

In Past the Post?: Screening Progress and Fascism’s Return, an article published by tripleC, David A Gerstner writes of the 2016 presidential election and how it has triggered unanticipated responses. Philosophers and artists, stunned, rethink the terms for their critical positions and the formal aesthetics that shape their work. The moment is rife with anxiety in search of a response. As a film scholar, Gerstner feels impelled to script a response. “My psychical and physical response to current events might be likened to what Adorno refers to as “the capacity to shudder, as if goose bumps were the first aesthetic image”.”


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