'Television': La Jouissance

Subtitles adapted from the translation by Denis Hollier, Rosalind Krauss, and Annette Michelson in 'Television: A Challenge to the Psychoanalytic Establishment' - Jacques Lacan (Norton, London: 1990). Complete video (without subtitles) at ubuweb.com.

Lacan challenges Miller for assuming that Lacan has the answer to every question. Such a positioning of Lacan as a make-believe master is central to the analytic discourse in which the analysand attributes to the analyst, via the transference, the function of lost object. This lost object is, as Miller writes, prefigured by Freud's series of oral and anal 'losses' in the 'Three Essays of Sexuality', and which 'Karl Abraham made the crux of his theory of development from which he derived the first premises of the 'partial object'; Melanie Klein, his student, located the partial object at the center of psychic economy, going so far as to show that at the end of analysis, in seperating from the analyst, an analysand has to mourn the loss of this object. And whence it was that Winnicott glimpsed the transitional object. This is what Lacan sums up, condenses, justifies and constructs with object a.'

J.A. Miller, 'Microscopia: An Introduction to the Reading of Television'. Trans. B. Fink (1990).

Charles Panzera - L'Invitation Au Voyage (1932)

The Swiss Baritone Charles Panzera(1896.2.16 - 1976.6.6) sings a song composed by Henry Duparc, "L'Invitation au Voyage". Lyrics written by a famous French poet, Charles Baudelaire.

-L'Invitation au Voyage-

Mon enfant, ma soeur,

Songe à la douceur
D'aller là-bas vivre ensemble !

Aimer à loisir,
Aimer et mourir
Au pays qui te ressemble !

Les soleils mouillés
De ces ciels brouillés

Pour mon esprit ont les charmes

Si mystérieux
De tes traîtres yeux,
Brillant à travers leurs larmes.

Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté,
Luxe, calme et volupté.

Des meubles luisants,
Polis par les ans,
Décoreraient notre chambre ;

Les plus rares fleurs
Mêlant leurs odeurs
Aux vagues senteurs de l'ambre,

Les riches plafonds,
Les miroirs profonds,
La splendeur orientale,

Tout y parlerait
À l'âme en secret
Sa douce langue natale.

Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté,
Luxe, calme et volupté.

Vois sur ces canaux
Dormir ces vaisseaux
Dont l'humeur est vagabonde ;

C'est pour assouvir
Ton moindre désir
Qu'ils viennent du bout du monde.

Les soleils couchants,
Revêtent les champs,
Les canaux, la ville entière,
D'hyacinthe et d'or ;

Le monde s'endort
Dans une chaude lumière...

Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté,
Luxe, calme et volupté.


Brilliant Leon Katz interview about working with Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Steins notes

Wonderful you tube, can't connect it to this blog, why? we dont know why, so go get it yourrrrseelveses!!

Brilliant Generous access to Continental Philosophy texts

This wonderful guy has pulled together pdfs and download frames for a library of contenental texts... right here...its a fabulosso resourse!!

chick here:
Fark Yaralen=Scars of Difference Blog

quote from site
None of the PDFs are my own productions. I've collected them from web (e-mule, avax, libreremo, socialist bros, cross-x, gigapedia..) What I did was thematizing. This blog's project is to create an e-library for a Heideggerian philosophy and Bourdieuan sociology Φ market-created inequalities must be overthrown in order to close knowledge gap. this is an
uprising, do ya punk?"

Dolly Parton's youngest Imitators

as quoted in ....WFMU "Seen below are five disturbing and bizarre photos published in Dolly Parton's 1994 biography, "Dolly: My Life And Other Unfinished Business." The pictures, presumably sent to Dolly Parton Enterprises by dopey parents, display young girls dressed as Dolly Parton. If I had to guess, I'd say they're all likely between 3 and 5 years old. As you can see, they're sporting tight dresses, make-up, garish wigs, and creepiest of all, huge bosoms. What would induce parents to allow their pre-prepubescent daughters to don such weird attire and pose for cringe-inducing photos like the ones below? I have no idea."



VVORK cool

cool site

Gary Komarin at Dean Jenson's Gallery

Stacked Cake#9
for more click here

She be She Strike on WFMU"s Beware of the Blog

beautiful haunting layered Inuit pieces.. right here. Its said they took over the radio station when it was shut for a strike!!
I've been doing layering like this but different. I LIKE the cacophony

MP3s: 30 Minute version of She Be She Strike and three songs from Inuit singer Tumasi Quissa: Iyagaaluit, Irngutapiga Qiayuapeomat and Niaquvinialuit.

I'm back

I have been off blog for a while that's like off colour... (not good) I've been writing a stage 2 document which was like pulling hens teeth out of my skin or worse...you get my drift. Trying to squeeeeeze my encyclopedic enthusiasm for all things sound into a nice linear frame, that will not scare the academy off. And I think (fingers crossed) I have done it. No fibs just compression with a big squeeeeeze either end. And now of course since its all done and handed in its all changed. Really truelly started work on the new novel text experimental biography thing, and its flowing well.. extract will appear here soon...it wil be an open text with quotes here there and everywhere, so beware!! no films of late as I've had my head in word yawn soo dry, but a new apple with whizz bang software calls to me calls to me calls to me. So some will arrive spill out soon, below are images that I saw in Germany with my beloved a few years ago of children's drawings that we reproduced(?!?) as photographs. more on this link right here