Actively asking ourselves about the meaning, role and manifestations of tenderness in our lives equals turning from consumer lethargy to the very centre of sense. Tenderness is not an answer to the systemic status quo, rather, we reveal through it that there is no System (if we do not co-create it). This essay deals with the film(ic) articulation of tenderness in the very contrast (within the contrast) between necro-aesthetics and the aesthetics of understanding Thanatos.

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