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The Invention of Delirium
J
- A MILLER

The Divine Details
J
- A MILLER

For Today: Plato
The Republic
A
LAIN BADIOU

The Extraordinary Case of Jean Genet
P
IERRE-GILLES GUÉGUEN

Dantesque Passions
F
RANÇOIS REGNAULT

A Dream of Eternity
G
ÉRARD WAJCMAN

Hermeneutic Delirium
S
LAVOJ ZIZEK

Leonid Sokov,
Luis Lindner
J
OSEFINA AYERZA



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: Black Panther.”
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.

J.A.





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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