Podcast: Mute/Unmute #47: Alisa Sizykh on the Story of the Dragon
Mute/Unmute is a podcast and seminar by Astrid Mania, with the support of Noi Fuhrer (WS2021/21 and SoSe 2021), Rahel grote Lambers and Anne Meerpohl. The idea of this podcast is to introduce and discuss art works, theories and incidents that relate to questions like: who is allowed to speak, who’s not? What can be said, what not? Whose voices have been suppressed? What kind of narratives and histories? What violence do we exert when speaking about others? What should we urgently talk about?
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In this episode, Alisa Sizykh tells us about the story "The Dragon" and its political implications.
The Dragon by Evgeny Schwartz: https://www.academia.edu/11228426/The_Dragon_by_Eugene_Schwartz
The Dragon: Fifteen Stories by Yevgeny Zamyatin: https://ru.scribd.com/document/301733766/The-Dragon-Fifteen-Stories# (p.70)
Article: How to slay a dragon — and avoid creating a new one Mikhail Khodorkovsky on his new book: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2022/11/08/how-to-slay-a-dragon-and-avoid-creating-a-new-one