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un vrai roman
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A Political Variant of the Subject-of-Truth
What is to Live?
A Spectacular Health
A Reading of the Seminar From an Other to the other III
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Freud, so to Speak
a Russian Gay Gentleman
ALAIN BADIOU / THOMAS SVOLOS
lacanian ink 31 starts out with Jacques-Alain Miller’s report over “Massive Propaganda” in pursuit of Depression… Strangely enough his main character - merely in the time it took to translate and publish the text—has walked out of the role. How is depression a two way street? The newly divorced Sarkozy, suspicious of depression, if sacrosanct depression, two, three months later is a married man... By now, how suspicious of “happy-for-ever after,” is he?
And how non-depressive is happy-forever-after?
With Alain Badiou the perversion of promising reaches way out, “the infinity of worlds is that which saves from all finite disgrace. Finitude, the constant reassessment of our mortal being, to say everything, the fear of death as unique passion, such are the bitter-tasting ingredients of democratic materialism. We take notice of all this when we seize the discontinued variety of worlds and interlaces of the objects under the constantly variable regimes of their appearances. We are open to the infinity of worlds. To live is possible. As a result, to (re)start to live is of sole importance.”
...for the different terms of a story that changes three, four times. “Onegin rejects Tatyana on behalf of his passion for Lensky, but is then disappointed and jealous when he sees that Lensky persists in his love for Olga, refusing to do his part of the love deal, so he provokes a duel... a fully consistent tragic process: first one sacrifices the love object for a higher (homosexual) goal; then, one loses also the higher object and remains alone.” Thus Zizek ends the portrayal of his enigmatic Slav gay gentleman by strongly asserting that the rejection of an homosexual relationship would eventually repress “what is rejected and desired.”
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Art: Andreas Diefenbach
Take Your Time I Take the Highway - acrylic, dispersion, vinyl on MDF, 2007
courtesy Tilton Gallery, NYC.
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