Before you let that patient in, please tell us, Doc Lacan, The latest dope from Lévi-Strauss, Derrida and de Man. What symptomatic concepts may we now disseminate? What phallic simulacra may we “cluster” or sublate? Can dialectic referent be structured after Hegel? Will nominal concretions truly supersede the bagel? And does the signifier really mean […]
It is an analogous, and probably conscious, sense of discomfort that led Jacques Derrida to choose as a leitmotif for his book on friendship a sibylline motto, attributed to Aristotle by tradition, that negates friendship with the very same gesture by which it seems to invoke it: o philoi, oudeis philos, “O friends, there are […]
In the documentary “D’ailleurs Derrida (Safaa Fathy, 1999) Jacques Derrida explains how interruptions are necessary in order for form a “we” (the first-person, plural personal pronoun). He goes to provide cautionary advice about the ideal of community.
☛ James Mollison Photography: “James & Other Apes”, 2004, Digital C-type prints, 50x68cm / 120x164cm, published by Chris Boot, 112 pages, 50 colour photographs. © James Mollison, 2011. Artist statement: While watching a nature program on primates I was struck by their facial similarity to our own. Humans are clearly different to animals, but the […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on August 17, 2011 ― Published in Art, Communication, Photography | Tagged: animal, apes, classification, collection, Derrida, face, human, identity, Levinas, taxonomy, visage