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The act of addressing politics from the (impolitical) triggering points of human affections, moral issues, experiences of private loss and of human exemplarity--that is to say, in Barolini's case, from the point of view of non-violence--does not amount to escapism from politics.
Esposito, the philosopher who more than others uses the categories of the impolitical, basically rejects any political theology; nonetheless, in Living Thought he writes that the impolitical regards the political "from outside, or, rather, from its reverse: from the point of view of what the political cannot be.
Memory and loss, no less than his religious persuasion, are located at the very heart of Barolini's impolitical (inoperative) commitment to politics.
Such a substitution of material violence with a textual one alludes to the fact that an ethics of writing and translating--a controlled way of exerting violence on a text--portrays an impolitical way of living together, an inoperative community, that is not prey to the blind and reckless ethics of power.
Accordingly, Helen's and Antonio's artistic cooperation--and the intercultural experience it involved--could be interpreted as a dual community that translated, in impolitical terms, the political issue of communication among cultures.