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The Philosophy of Government
To Those Who Think…
Introduction to Encore
Hegel, Sex and Marriage
Art: Egan Frantz.
[…]When the link is broken, the city appears as the empire of the void, created by writing, the place for the ceremony in which the subject, determined by the letter, leads the pack. "In keeping with our customs, nothing communicates less of itself than such a subject that in the final analysis hides nothing. It has only to manipulate you: you are an element among others of a ceremonial where the subject composes itself precisely in being able to decompose itself." The body becomes the entry point for the signifier devoid of sense. Then a linguistics, which is no longer connected to speech, but to writing, is accomplished. The city that refracts signifiers is a city in which what "doesn't stop being thought," what "doesn't stop being read" appears as a system functioning without a point de capiton. The city of Baltimore is still a system in which an anchoring point might function. The city of Tokyo, in which everything is part of a machinery, is presented as a system ruled by a logic of the not-all. There is no need of a plus-one to hold the whole together. Translation is presented as endless, an attempt at suturer the signification without being able to attain a language or a "fundamental" reference. With the efficacy proper to the letter, the cork of the "fundamental language" has popped[…]
mr skippy, 2011
photograph for Josefina of mr skippy in Egan's home
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