Posts Tagged ‘ Lacan ’

Art in a Time of Atrocity – The New York Times

Love Dog: Lacan used to say, ‘To love is to give what you…

YES. My dad was saying the same thing to me in Berlin last month. That love–unlike sex–is not a meta-language. It’s singular. You build it, make it, give it, from scratch. It’s wthout jargon or formula. Give what is missing in you. What you wish you were. What the other needs and doesn’t have. What has been lost.

Jacques-Alain Miller on love (viasinthematica)

(via karaj)

Love Dog: Lacan used to say, ‘To love is to give what you….

Felix Bernstein Notes on Post-conceptual Poetry [excerpts] | Evening Will Come, May 2014

pic-fbernsteinFelix Bernstein

Felix Bernstein Notes on Post-conceptual Poetry | Evening Will Come, The Volta

Felix Bernstein debuted on YouTube with his real and satirical Coming Out Video in 2008. Since then he’s embodied characters ranging from Amy Winehouse to Lamb Chop to Leopold (peter) Brant. He performed in George Kuchar’s late diary films; Synonym for Untitled (Andrew Lampert’s multimedia piece for the Whitney restaurant); and Red Krayola’s opera Victorine (which he co-directed at the 2012 Whitney Biennial). His criticism has been published, or is forthcoming, in The Brooklyn RailHtmlgiant, and The Boston Review. With Gabe Rubin, he sang Jellicle Cats for nearly four hours on GaussPDF and directed the movies Boyland and Unchained Melody; together they front the punk band Tender Cousins. – Evening Will Come: Bio | The Volta, May 2014

Poetry: This Death Is Incomplete by Amy King | Boston Review

logoPoetry: This Death Is Incomplete by Amy King | Boston Review.

Some Notes from Lacan, Kristeva / Hal Foster’s The Return of the Real, The MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 1996

from Lacan’s essay, Le Stade du Miroir

“Bodies in pieces” refers to the period before “the infant gains for the first time . . . a sense of the ‘total form’ of his body, and conceives the ‘mental permanence of his I’”. In The Mirror Stage our ego is first formed “in a primordial apprehension of our body in a mirror (or any reflection will do), an anticipatory image of corporeal unity that, as infants, we do not yet possess. This image founds our ego in this infantile moment as imaginary, that is, as locked in an identification that is also an alienation. For at the very moment that we see our self in the mirror, we see this self as image, as other. Lacan suggests that this imaginary unity of the mirror stage produces a retroactive fantasy of a prior stage when our body was in pieces — a fantasy of a chaotic body, fragmentary and fluid given over to drives that always threaten to overwhelm us — a fantasy that haunts us for the rest of our life — all those pressured moments when one feels about to shatter.”(from Hal Foster’s The Return of the Real, The MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 1996) 209 – 210)

Also from Hal Foster (149, 153, & 156, taken from Kristeva’s Powers of Horror, trans. Leon S. Roudiez, Columbia UP, New York, 1982): Kristeva’s abject: “a category of (non)being as neither subject nor object, but before one is the subject (before full separation from the mother) or after one is the object (as a corpse given over to objecthood). The abject is what I must get rid of (throw out)  in order to be an I. Abject art (Andres Serrano, e.g.) is that art in which subjecthood is trouble, is abjection, that is, where meaning collapses (meaning is the temporal passage between maternal body and paternal law). To abject is to expel, separate; to be abject is to be repulsive, stuck; subject enough only to feel this subjecthood at risk.”

These are but a few thoughts, concepts, truths to consider before we rush to judgment about those among us who suffer mentally  and the profession which seeks to touch their wounds in some way, to help them walk away from their isolation. ~ yours truly, df

Order/disorder = ossification/alienation in Western psyche/society / Aaron Asphar: poetry, critical social theory and analysis

 

 

Order/disorder = ossification/alienation in Western psyche/society « Aaron Asphar: poetry, critical social theory and analysis.

The blog, and how the poet can save it from cynical communists / Word-Dreamer: poetics

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Lacan gets punk’d / HTMLGIANT

Lacan gets punk’d / HTMLGiant