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Zizek on lacan.com

2012 March, On David Lynch, The Symptom 13 / lacan.com 2012 March, Choosing Our Fate, The Symptom 13 / lacan.com 2010 Spring, Deleuze and the Lacanian Real, The Symptom 11 / lacan.com. 2010 Spring, The Neighbor in Burka, The Symptom 11 / lacan.com. 2010, Lenin’s Choice: Interpretation vs. Formalization, lacan.com. Internal | External Read more…

By Ippolit Belinski, ago
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A Cup of Decaf Reality

The Real Cancun (2003), the first ever “reality movie,” follows sixteen people together for eight days in a beachfront Cancun villa for the ultimate Spring Break vacation. The movie which was advertised with “NO SCRIPTS. NO ACTORS. NO RULES. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN ON SPRING BREAK, AND IT DID.”, fared rather Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago
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Choosing Our Fate

Item number PO 24.1999 in the Museum of Islamic Art is a simple 10th century earthenware circular dish from Nishapur or Samarqand; its diameter 43 cm, decorated with a (Farsi) proverb attributed to Yahya ibn Ziyad, written in black on white slip ground: “Foolish is the person who misses his Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago
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On David Lynch

In chapter 15 of Seminar XI, Lacan introduces the mysterious notion of the “lamella”: the libido as an organ without body, the incorporeal and for that very reason indestructible life substance that persists beyond the circuit of generation and corruption. It is no accident that commentaries on this passage are Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago
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The Neighbor in Burka

In January 2010 Jean-François Copé, the parliamentary leader of the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire, the ruling French party, proposed the draft of a law which bans the full-body veil from French streets and all other public places. This announcement came after the anguished six-month debate on the burka and Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago
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Hermeneutic Delirium

The same holds for capitalism: its dynamics of perpetual self-revolutionizing relies on the endless postponing of its point of impossibility (final crisis, collapse). What is for other, earlier, modes of production a dangerous exception, is for capitalism a sort of normality: crisis is in capitalism somehow internalized, taken into account, Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago
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Josephine le sinthome

[…] Josephine “is thus the vehicle for the collectivity’s affirmation of itself: she reflects their collective identity back to them;” she is needed because “only the intervention of art and the theme of the great artist could make it possible to grasp the essential anonymity of the people, who have Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago