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The Invention of Delirium
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The Divine Details
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For Today: Plato
The Extraordinary Case of Jean Genet
A Dream of Eternity
lacanian ink 34 calls on Delirium as its overall topic.
With Jaques-Alain Miller the actual Delirium soars back to
its “Invention,” from where “everyone’s ‘me-I’ (moi-je) is delirious.
…One can assume that delirium is an amplification of what each
one has in himself, which can be written thus: ‘delirIum’ (délireje).”
Alain Badiou wants to include Plato in contemporary discourse,
to present him to everyone as being absolutely available...
“for the only thing that matters: that thought indeed be the liveliest,
most concrete thing in the world.”
Pierre-Gilles Guéguen tells of Jean Genet’s difficult stance
as he struggles throughout perverse, masochist, psychotic symptoms...
If they have an “ordinary” character it is because they are
hardly distinguishable from straightforward delinquency itself.
Alongside François Régnault you may envision Hell: the
sad plunged into murky, nauseating water... “They are there for
eternity, which characterizes the psychotic melancholic, but also
sadness in general, for which they are punished, for which they
punish themselves incessantly...”
Delirium with Gérard Wajcman is a “Dream of Eternity.”
From where the perspective is restoration... “No work of art will
ever be declared dead, naturally dead... even reduced to a miserable
fragment, shard or rag, it will be called ‘a work of art.’”
Says Slavoj Zizek, “left to the vagaries of the Symbolic
interpretation is the endless process to discover a secret behind a
secret... psychoanalysis is not hermeneutics, especially not a deep
one. It deals with the subject contemporary to the rise of the modern
Real which emerges when meaning is evacuated from reality.”
The images in the journal are from The New Museum shows
“The Generational: Younger than Jesus,” and “Emory Douglas:
Lux Lindner lives and works in Argentina. Leonid Sokov
lives and works in NYC. His new work was shown at Jack Tilton
Gallery, September 2009.
Art: Emory Douglas
Black Panther - silkscreen on rag paper, 2008
Black Panther - circa 1969-70, offset litograph
courtesy The New Museum, NYC.
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