1. Tank Man Tango

    I want to put an image about Tank Man Tango
    commemerating the Tiananmen Square protests on June 5, 1989
    “Twenty years on, those protests in Beijing will be remembered in the form
    of a “memorial of dancing bodies” with cities from across the world taking part on June 4″

    Comment by sol — June 2, 2009 @ 9:01 pm

  2. June 4 (x2)
    not June 5

    What a little mortal man with a shopping bag is doing
    in front of such a big armoured tank?

    Staring it down?

    Comment by sol — June 3, 2009 @ 11:24 pm

  3. I suppose we never imagine what the day brings and perhaps this man set out to do his shopping but instead came across tanks and resistance … ?

    Comment by Chris Sands — June 4, 2009 @ 2:53 am

  4. it is called Tank Mango dance… so that’s what he is doing, he is dancing, I think… it is a memorial, so we do not want to think the tanks are not there to kill him, not this time, right?

    Comment by violet — June 4, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

  5. yeah, we don’t want to think they aren’t there to kill him
    because that’s what makes him small and makes him dance

    Comment by sol — June 5, 2009 @ 7:58 pm

  6. is his dance a symbol of the horrible tragedy, how?

    Comment by rupert — June 6, 2009 @ 6:14 am

  7. Not a symbol, a reenactment Rupert.
    The tank man actually did the movement
    in front of a tank to stare it down or to stop it
    only he knows and he disappeared.

    Comment by sol — June 7, 2009 @ 2:06 am

  8. he disappeared under the tank…? the tank rolling on top of his body?

    Comment by violet — June 7, 2009 @ 11:31 pm

  9. The anniversary is today…..the tragedy happened 20 years ago

    Comment by rupert — June 8, 2009 @ 2:44 am

  10. he disappeared later – he climbed on top of the tank first.
    Do you want to see some footage of him violet?
    The second video on:


    Comment by sol — June 9, 2009 @ 7:02 am

  11. I can’t find the contact for the journal. I recently made a contribution with Jean-Luc Nancy and would like to request a couple of copies for my archive.
    Who do I contact? Thanks.
    Phillip Warnell

    Comment by Phillip Warnell — June 11, 2009 @ 5:10 am

  12. I have a question, namely, in what sense is the demand to the Other, when it is a demand for love, different from the demand for something?

    Comment by rupert — June 14, 2009 @ 11:14 pm

  13. ’something’ as in..??

    Comment by sol — June 15, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

  14. I think what’s so interesting about this question is its ambiguity.
    It reminds me of some things said in Encore,
    as if it’s a theoretical question,
    but it burrows into the here and now.

    If I want something I want to digress
    and say something about something I’ve been reading.
    In a paper called The Inexistent Seminar,
    JA Miller links theory to theology, the N de P to God the Father and a supposition concerning knowledge.

    Miller writes: ‘The subject supposed to know is a pseudonym for the unconscious, which implies that there is no unconscious, that what is unconscious for you is the privilege of the subject. The subject supposed to know re-establishes the subject where he has no business to be. There where there is a hole or gap in knowledge, this is where the subject supposed to know is placed.’

    Comment by Chris Sands — June 15, 2009 @ 3:53 pm

  15. Sol – I think Rupert is talking of someone in the look of Freud’s little girl that keeps asking for toys – however she wanted them very much, the minute she put her hands on one she was asking for another… This child’s demand for toys is, according to freud, a demand for the (mOther) to desire her…

    Comment by violet — June 15, 2009 @ 11:30 pm

  16. I don’t remember where this little girl is in Freud Violet
    It’s puzzling me..

    But nonetheless are not the toys not ’something’
    they are already love are they not?

    Comment by sol — June 16, 2009 @ 8:25 am

  17. and even the demand to stop the tank-thing
    it is the demand for hate to not stand in for love
    it’s still not something

    Comment by sol — June 16, 2009 @ 8:27 am

  18. well, the metonomy of something..
    I guess

    Comment by sol — June 16, 2009 @ 8:29 am

  19. Tonight, in the news, I heard some reporter saying of Iran and the actual problems with the people protesting in the streets– will it turn up to be a Tiananmen Square?

    Comment by violet — June 17, 2009 @ 2:16 am

  20. will anyone go to NLS Congress in Geneva next year?

    Comment by sol — June 24, 2009 @ 6:42 am

  21. next year there is the Congress in Paris, dragging us all there… now about the Geneva Congress, I don’t know, I’ll have to look at the dates

    Comment by violet — June 24, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

  22. can you show a link to the paris congress please violet?

    Comment by sol — June 25, 2009 @ 3:15 am

  23. http://www.congresoamp.com/fr/template.php

    Comment by violet — June 25, 2009 @ 10:15 am

  24. “.. when it is a demand for love, different from a demand for something?”. For Chrissake, does something have to appear in italicized capitals? The something is the metonymic impossible, so alive as to edge upon dead, fearfully, fearlessly. Its the god only knows of substance without pain. Of affect without effect. Yes Rupert?
    Enjoy your Congrees loves

    Comment by jampa — June 25, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

  25. “substance without pain…”? Is it the rhetorical equivalent to “love means not ever having to say you are sorry”? Oh Jampa!

    Comment by rupert — June 25, 2009 @ 4:29 pm

  26. is there a fight going on in this glorious world?

    Comment by lucky — June 26, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

  27. there is in fact a kind of quarrel event taking place at “A Short Clarification” – in the contents page

    Comment by violet — June 26, 2009 @ 11:45 pm

  28. Still remembering Rupert’s question about a demand for love and a demand for something instead (comment 12), I read a short paper by Jean-Louis Gault about desire, anxiety and love, called ‘The Option of Anxiety’, which was interesting partly I think because of its simplicity. I will quote the last three paragraphs, after saving it up for days. I really do like this paper and particularly the very last paragraph. Perhaps it also refers to mention of the Geneva Congress.

    Jean-Louis Gault writes:
    ‘On the male side we find the masculine fantasy of feminine masochism. It is, for a male, the fantasy that all women are masochists. It means that all women want to give themselves over, in order to repair the lack a man is effected with.
    On the feminine side we have the myth of Don Juan, which is a feminine fantasy of a man who lacks nothing, since he is able to satisfy every single woman. A being who lacks nothing, is a feminine image, which makes Don Juan a false man, therefore he cannot provoke anxiety. Contrary to that fiction, the true desire of a man is cause of anxiety for a woman.
    I would like to conclude on the relation between love and desire: let us say that while anxiety never deceives, love always deceives. Love tricks or misleads because it veils anxiety.’

    Comment by Chris Sands — June 27, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

  29. I would phrase the question as: how, when is the demand for some thing a demand for love, and not a demand for the thing in itself?

    Comment by violet — June 27, 2009 @ 10:08 pm

  30. about anxiety that never deceives… why that anxiety would be non deceiving? because it always has an object, right? and this is how Lacan tells you to not drown it, not before you find the object…however anxiety results from you your not knowing of the object: all you know is that it exists …

    Comment by violet — June 28, 2009 @ 8:45 am

  31. Freud’s A Child Is Being Beaten deals with the theoretical problem of how pleasure and suffering come together – the childhood beating fantasy often accompanied by sexual arousal the changing cast of protagonists encompasses masochism and perversion — who is ready to recognize the actual object as such?

    Comment by alice — June 28, 2009 @ 9:04 am

  32. Violet, what is your reference to Lacan telling ‘not to …’?

    Comment by Chris Sands — June 28, 2009 @ 9:24 am

  33. CS – the reference is in the seminar “Anxiety”, which is not translated… In Lacanian Ink 26, we have Miller’s comments: “In Object Relation, Lacan follows Freud’s steps “Anxiety: I can only repeat Freud, is something which is without object… It is this reference to Lacan’s Seminar IV, to this unconditional approval he apparently gives to Freud where one can measure the twisting–what one must keep in mind when one reads the formula of The Seminar on Anxiety as not being without object… The concept, the notion of object, changed, Lacan re-elaborated it in The Seminar on Anxiety.”

    Comment by violet — June 28, 2009 @ 10:03 am

  34. Well, Violet, am not sure what you mean by ‘finding the object’ or for that matter what is meant by ‘not drown it’ in comment 30. Are you referring to working through anxiety and perhaps the bearing this has on the proximity of the object?

    Comment by Chris Sands — June 28, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

  35. a demand for love is a demand for nothing, we expect nothing from love since nothing is the answer to that demand, therefore it is a demand that is not motivated by need.

    Comment by rupert — June 28, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

  36. Anxiety is translated, I have read it in english,
    twice even

    Comment by sol — June 28, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

  37. If by translated you mean into english that is

    Comment by sol — June 28, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

  38. Rupert, I don’t know if you are talking about love in transference or love in general.
    If, in many senses, we’ve lost our bearings, the question might be, where do we go for love?
    It sounds like a scandalous question
    and I read somewhere the subject always requires a location

    Comment by Chris Sands — June 28, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

  39. Not Jacques Lacan’s Anxiety, sol, it is not translated into English, not that I know of… it is translated in French and in Spanish…

    Comment by violet — June 28, 2009 @ 11:53 pm

  40. Karnac has it and there’s an electronic version from unedited french manuscripts – not official

    Comment by sol — June 29, 2009 @ 6:33 am

  41. sol – there is the Gallaher, Cormac non-official version of every seminar, yes. as you may know, when J. Lacan talked hundreds of microphones hung from columns, like roaches as they say, each one doing for a different version depending on what the transcriber heard… different with a Jacques-Alain Miller his final version includes the original papers Lacan handled him along the way, and before dying

    Comment by violet — June 29, 2009 @ 11:15 am

  42. Still I am reading two versions side by side at the moment and the diferences,
    where there are some, are of interest in themselves, for instance when there are

    Comment by sol — June 29, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

  43. The term ‘interlocutors’ suits Duchamp more than Lacan and painted glass (with dust) in background of Babitz photo next door might be called ‘The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Interlocutors’

    Comment by Chris Sands — June 30, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

  44. Can I sell my analyst on ebay?

    Comment by sol — July 2, 2009 @ 7:10 am

  45. sol – ?????????????

    Comment by violet — July 3, 2009 @ 6:09 pm

  46. I was mad at him

    Comment by sol — July 3, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

  47. that was a funny one, sol

    Comment by violet — July 4, 2009 @ 12:49 am

  48. FYI:

    The London Society
    of the New Lacanian School

    Dear Colleagues,

    See below the invitation by Lieve Billiet, the co-ordinator of cartels for the NLS. If you would like to work on the theme ‘Daughter, Mother, Woman in the 21st Century’ and participate in the online cartels ‘Towards Geneva’, please reply to this email or contact Lieve directly.
    Kind Regards

    Natalie Wulfing


    Comment by Sol — July 5, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

  49. I wonder how this online cartel, which we have discussed
    previously, will go?

    Comment by Sol — July 6, 2009 @ 2:41 am

  50. in any case the london society is a serious institution, and is perfectly prepared to do cartels…

    Comment by alice — July 7, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

  51. Yes, the London Soc. have just advertised Psychoanalytic Notebooks 19, to publish all the papers from last summer’s, superb week long English language seminar in Paris, on the topic of ‘ordinary psychosis’.
    The link is http://www.londonsociety-nls.org.uk

    Comment by Chris Sands — July 9, 2009 @ 2:13 am

  52. Oh that will be interesting, especially to hear your response CS
    after having attended and thought about it in the meantime..

    Comment by Sol — July 13, 2009 @ 12:49 am

  53. How can one be perfectly prepared?

    Comment by Sol — July 13, 2009 @ 12:49 am

  54. Sol, your question slips me a street festival from long ago, the thought that an online cartel unconsciously limits itself and that its always, always too late … too late to see desire hiding in the drive and the dive lurking in desire …

    Will paste a little Derrida from an 1982 interview, which moves away from how your question first touches me:
    ‘It’s not easy to improvise, it’s the most difficult thing to do. Even when one improvises in front of a camera or microphone, one ventriloquizes or leaves another to speak in one’s place the schemas and languages that are already there. There are already a great number of prescriptions that are prescribed in our memory and in our culture. All the names are already preprogrammed. It’s already the names that inhibit our ability to ever really improvise. One can’t say what ever one wants, one is obliged more or less to reproduce the stereotypical discourse. And so I believe in improvisation and I fight for improvisation. But always with the belief that it’s impossible. And there where there is improvisation I am not able to see myself. I am blind to myself. And it’s what I will see, no, I won’t see it. It’s for others to see. The one who is improvised here, no I won’t ever see him.’

    Comment by Chris Sands — July 13, 2009 @ 2:01 am

  55. Nice quote Chris

    Comment by Sol — July 13, 2009 @ 7:15 pm

  56. random is the word that the youngsters use nowadays i would say. curious that he wanted to be spontaneous- no improvising is different in a way, sometimes it is by necessity

    Comment by lucky — July 14, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

  57. jampa’s “… god only knows of substance without pain”?
    Immune to pain, naked mole rats live six feet underground – they are cold-blooded

    Comment by violet — July 15, 2009 @ 12:19 am

  58. what?!
    phallus dentata

    …with hands

    Comment by Sol — July 15, 2009 @ 1:25 am

  59. phallus dentata… with “human” hands

    Comment by violet — July 15, 2009 @ 1:35 am

  60. yes with ‘human’ hands

    again: !!??!!

    Comment by Sol — July 15, 2009 @ 2:11 am

  61. Oh I only saw the ‘title’ now violet
    ’substance without pain’

    It is certainly substantial

    Comment by Sol — July 15, 2009 @ 2:14 am

  62. blind, like a foetus, or Oedipus
    and at 6ft we might encounter sewers?

    Comment by sam — July 15, 2009 @ 9:14 am

  63. is it at all the idea of substance without pain? —the phallus, I mean

    Comment by violet — July 15, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

  64. teething is painful, in the case of this one

    Comment by Sol — July 16, 2009 @ 1:57 am

  65. Using the internet as portal to the unconscious and inspired by such sharp teeth, I found a line in a book (by Frank Burke and Marguerite Waller) about Fellini, who is my hero at the moment (since my lifting Nino Rota music in a recent video).

    ‘As the Fellini female appropriates the phallus, the Fellini male conversely appropriates the womb’

    Comment by Chris Sands — July 16, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

  66. Violet’s title is more complete Sol “god only knows of substance w/o pain”
    which is truer to what i intended, suggesting i had hoped an answer,
    or an invitation to an answer, to Rupert’s ’something’.
    So some questions. The demand Rupert speaks of is an hysteric’s?
    Or an addict/obsessive’s? But that’s conflating the two demands,no?
    But were they ever distinct?
    I imagine Violet’s poor blind impotent(despite the dear little dentata) knob of a creature encountering, bumping into, Sam’s sewer.
    Has he found ’something’? Written by Sam Beckett he certainly has(n’t). Or does he just.. detour?

    Comment by jampa — July 16, 2009 @ 10:38 pm

  67. Bumping into Beckett in the dark, you might think you’ve bumped into art, when art seems quite painless, but with art, very quickly. the substance seems less substantial. In the Lacanian world (perhaps) there’s this notion that art can be resuscitated, 300 years on in Joyce’s case, so any substance is conditional: art talks to us because we have to return the compliment, but the melee isn’t painless.

    Comment by Chris Sands — July 17, 2009 @ 3:57 am

  68. A gem of a post Chris,a bit pellucid. So much to consider, thank-you

    Comment by jampa — July 18, 2009 @ 7:10 am

  69. Pellucid’s a funny word!
    Have shared a studio with a friend for about ten years and still dread her coming into my part of it and saying something nice about something I’m doing. We joke about this too, but a complement inevitably stops what I’m doing. I can do no more in case I ruin it!

    Comment by Chris Sands — July 20, 2009 @ 3:48 pm

  70. If I wish to undergo psychoanalysis who may I contact?

    I live in New York.

    Comment by trevor — July 24, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

  71. trevor – e-mail Josefina Ayerza at >perfume@lacan.com<

    Comment by admin — July 24, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

  72. Hello everybody. Hope all are well. Thanks to the ‘indefatigable’ Perfume for keeping the system going.

    Comment by Terry1 — July 26, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

  73. hello again Terry1
    Have been looking at how some people use facebook and wondering whether the charm of a collective journal seems like conversations or whether new slow motion conversations will eventually talk through us? In the mid 1930’s, Walter Benjamin referred to ‘art in an age of mechanical reproduction’. What should we call our new conversations or what should we call art with facebook hooks?

    Comment by Chris Sands — July 31, 2009 @ 1:42 am

  74. Girls will be boys
    and boys will be girls
    it’s a mixed up
    muddled up
    shook up world
    except for Lola
    la la la la Lola

    Comment by Chris Sands — August 5, 2009 @ 2:04 am

  75. we’re takin a walk on the wild side?

    Comment by jampa — August 5, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

  76. and the cover girls say
    tut turu turu……..tut turu turu… tut turu…. turu turu tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    Comment by violet — August 5, 2009 @ 11:58 pm

  77. In an essay (I think) called ‘the silence of the drives’, Joan Copjec equates the (singing or not singing) sirens to the silence of the drives

    Comment by Chris Sands — August 7, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

  78. chris (uk) – 08/17/03 04:02:51 EDT
    Antonia, this is reference to Renata Salecl’s paper, The Silence of Feminine Jouissance, which may describe something of an interplay between desire and the drive. But because Salecl’s description includes the subject of love, its more ‘interplay’ than a move from Odysseus’ desire to the siren’s jouissance or vice versa. In fact, I stumbled into this reference when I should have been referring to late Lacan’s universalisation of the drive, as a possible referrant for psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. So, we can say, Freud bases therapy on neurosis and works towards psychosis, using neurosis as the index, whereas, Lacan looks to the drive and psychosis and works towards neurosis (and the unconscious desire of the sirens). Perhaps, sexuation begins with the drive and works back towards the possibilities of desire and love. So, when Perfume refers to an ‘educational chatroom’ and not just a transferential one, is this reference to movement from something possibly universal to something particular?

    Comment by jampa — August 8, 2009 @ 3:11 am

  79. Found the above googling Copjec’s silence of the drives

    Comment by jampa — August 8, 2009 @ 3:14 am

  80. thanks Jampa.
    Have just found dusty copy of Renata Satecl’s ‘(Per)versions of Love and Hate’ (Verso) on old bookshelf and the ‘Silence of Feminine Jouissance’ in chapter 3. Haven’t seen anything by RS recently – and closer to home – Antonia.
    Have been looking at JA Miller’s text ‘On Perversion’ (in Reading Seminars 1 and 2, Suny) and will take a little from one paragraph:
    ‘Demand is the essential object of desire in neurosis. But the drive is characterized by the fact that, in hunan behaviour, there is sometimes speech in which you are not asking your way. The drive does not ask its way. That’s why it might be said that perversion is when you do not ask for permission – with the exception of masochism. In masochism the other’s consent is essential.’

    Comment by Chris Sands — August 8, 2009 @ 5:02 am

  81. an auto-portrait- according to Wikipedia he did it himself – “Ironie” (fr)

    Comment by violet — August 9, 2009 @ 3:15 pm

  82. I remember many years ago seeing Renate Selecl In North London give a talk on Lacan. She was a Prof. of Law then at the LSE. A relationship with Zizek had just ended after having a child with him. ‘From one object to another so do they all behave’

    Comment by Terry1 — August 10, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

  83. I imagine my working world somewhere between art and psychotherapy, which sometimes seems an odd mix, but my question (facebook-style) is; who would you feel happy meeting: Slavoz in some backstreet Ljubljana bar or Tracy Emin in a Margate cafe, smelling of ice cream and chips?

    Perhaps my (silly) question has to do with identifications, in my case identifying as an artist or therapist. But is feeling ‘at home’ with ‘artists’ or ‘therapists’, whatever this might be, all to do with identifications?

    I seem to have some kind of limit when it comes to too much talking and want to leave half way through interesting seminars (etc). If Slavoz is buying the booze perhaps my anxiety can be softened!

    Comment by Chris Sands — August 11, 2009 @ 5:13 am

  84. “Le réel pour l’être parlant c’est qu’il se perd quelque part. Et où? C’est là où Freud a mis l’accent, il se perd dans le rapport sexuel.”

    Comment by rupert — August 15, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

  85. Slavoz/Slavoj ——- are you treating it as a slip, rupert… and how that the real gets lost in there?

    Comment by violet — August 15, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

  86. you should ask CS how did he manage to lose it, or you can blame the booze!

    Comment by rupert — August 15, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

  87. to loose what……. the real? you say the lost “j” stands for the real?
    and how that the rapport sexual comes into question?

    Comment by violet — August 15, 2009 @ 6:02 pm

  88. The question (my question) had to do with anxiety and how identification or booze sometimes lets in a little jouissance.

    If it’s a real hiding behind the anxiety, then I imagine two discourses, which just could have to do with art and psychoanalysis or with the artist and psychoanalyst/philosopher.
    They can be interchangeable,
    but (I imagine) one version of ‘mortification’ expressed in personal terms and
    the other put it out there, snuggling up close to some kind of universal.

    If art mostly talks in terms of a personal mortification and is mostly on the side of the analysand,
    where does this push a discourse of psychoanalysis?

    Comment by Chris Sands — August 16, 2009 @ 3:51 am

  89. you mean the anxiety (angoisse) that comes with booze?
    if that’s so, what real is behind it?

    Comment by rupert — August 17, 2009 @ 1:49 am

  90. No, not at all, but we can link alcohol with jouissance quite easily.
    Re addictions, Rik Loose (in his book on the topic) refers to an administration of jouissance.

    If we can leave Zizek for one moment, have been looking at Renate Salecl’s ‘Anxiety’ (2004). In it she refers to Kiekegaard and an ‘anxiety before myself’.

    ”… Kierkegaard concludes that anxiety is in the end anxiety before myself, which means that I am the sole arbiter and what I do is entirely up to me. Anxiety is thus linked to the possibility of being able, but, as such, it often appears as a feeling aroused by looking down into a yawning abyss. Though K’s speculations on anxiety might appear a world apart from analysis of today’s capitalism, it is possible to show that the popular debate about anxiety, with regard to the over-abundant choice that supposedly pertains to consumerist culture, very much follows the logic Kierkegard had previously recognised.’ (p.53).

    On p. 52, RS writes ‘ ‘Lacan makes a comment that orgasm is a state of anxiety that the subject usually tolerates quite well; however, it can also be a point that the subject very much tries to avoid.’

    Comment by Chris Sands — August 17, 2009 @ 3:28 am

  91. in Scilicet 4, an Essay for a Pyschoanalytic Clinic on “the alcoholics universal stand” displays three traits:
    1) Affinity, apparently a unique case, of mental affection with a social class, here the proletariat. The trouble with jouissance touches upon a sociogenesis.
    2) The inalterable stereotype of the subjective drama that resumes its title: hours and misfortunes of a familiar tyrant. The permanent scenario of paternity as impossible, opens a question on the signifier that would be here denegated. (Verleugnung).
    3) The libidinal disaffection versus the medical corpus may get registered as a third trait, significant for the evaluation of the psychic economy at stake, but also of a therapeutic tactic.

    Comment by alice — August 18, 2009 @ 4:43 pm

  92. interesting enough Rik Loose comments on how everyday practices like reading might be sustained by the very addictive phenomena they attempt to escape.

    Comment by violet — August 19, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

  93. But then ‘addictive phenomena’ and jouissance might be confused …

    Could this have something to do with why many post-Duchampian artists work between many different forms (or mediums), escaping too much attachment in each case?
    Contemporary practice as a ‘regulation’ of jouissance sometimes seems to involve many interpretations of what is meant by ‘work’.
    Is there a question here that has to do with addictions to work?
    The self portrait by Yayoi Kusama, next door in the symposia perhaps articulates a question about the future of work.

    Comment by Chris Sands — August 20, 2009 @ 3:07 am

  94. great question – are you addicted to the drug, or are you addicted to the needle? are you addicted to the pleasure of a minute effect or to the after hassle — effect

    Comment by violet — August 21, 2009 @ 6:41 pm

  95. the puncture . wev all love flat tire

    Comment by lucky — August 22, 2009 @ 8:16 am

  96. Hi violet,

    was it you who wrote that ‘woman’ and ‘art’ were said by Lacan
    to take an interchangeable position as the agent in the discourse
    of the analyst?
    If so, do you know where this was from?
    Or does it ring a bell with anyone?
    Cheers, & hope everyone is well


    Comment by sol — August 23, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

  97. Hi sol,

    yes, it was me… the place of the agent in the analyst discourse stands for the analyst much as he embodies the Other, again the subject as it appears in the Other, the objet a that transcends the Other… The writing of the analyst discourse:
    a —$

    however the analyst is semblance, and in this he differentiates him/herself from the pervert
    as to “woman” and “art” they do take an interchangeable position as the agent in the discourse of the analyst, yes… in that they become — as the analyst becomes in the transference

    Comment by violet — August 23, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

  98. then with this discourse, for art (and woman), the bar between S1 and S2 is interesting:

    ‘Art places’, often seen as contemplative spaces,
    pushes a displaced artist/agent
    in the direction of a different discourse
    and the idea that a S2 (as return of the repressed or real) is not just
    background chatter or hiss.

    In this sense, art discourse
    has to be blind to
    the binding of work of art
    and its location …

    And perhaps, with the emergence of the CPCT’s,
    the place of the analyst’s discourse
    can be questioned … ?

    The discourse of the analyst might also be equated with
    the discourse of capitalism … (?)

    Comment by Chris Sands — August 24, 2009 @ 3:31 am

  99. Thanks violet,

    but do you recall where?
    I have been looking in Encore and in The reverse side..

    Comment by sol — August 24, 2009 @ 8:40 am

  100. Not what you are looking for
    but found in JAM’s ‘another Lacan’

    ‘That which arrests the signifier, that to which it is tethered, is the object. Subjective certainly is always tied to the object.
    In contrast to the signifier in which they all delight, the object has no Other to substitute for it. It represents nothing for another, it does not shift. It rules the desire, sustains it, gives it consistence.’

    Comment by Chris Sands — August 24, 2009 @ 3:57 pm