28 de March de 2020

Impotence, Impossible, Contingent… -By Isolda Arango-Alvarez (NLS)

The impotence of the subject is sustained in the fundamental fantasy. What language reveals once and again is its impotence…


The impotence of the subject is sustained in the fundamental fantasy. What language reveals once and
again is its impotence regarding the real. Therefore, the jouissance link to the -phallic signification- as a response to this gap. At a certain point in the psychoanalytic experience, this become more than evident. Impotence is the winner in the fundamental fantasy’s logic. Then, the impossible. The impossible to say, the impossible to stop (jouissance in its opaque form) and the real as the impossible to catch. Yet, at this point we are still trying… trying to avoid the inevitable encounter with the not-all.

 

The impotence as well as the impossible, both belong to the logic of all, both have consistency under the fictional spectrum of the all, where the Other is still around. When the Other falls apart and di

ssolves, a door to another dimension opens up. After the downfall of the Other, the demise of the subject is unavoida

ble. The experience as speaking being is inescapable. Even though the analysis is an experience from the beginning, one could say that is an experience tainted with meaning (at its beginning), meaning that fades away alongside the Other.

 

In the meantime, what about the body? Which one? The imaginary body captured in the mirror is no longer experimented as such; the body mortified by the signifier, fixed and trap in the signifier chain has overcome this dialectic and jouissance has took over (even though some symptomatic leftovers stay alive). Here the background is not about meaning anymore. The opacity of the jouissance is not link to the phallic signification, instead the opacity of the jouissance inhabits the body in its more contingent way.

 

The experience of analysis as well as the experience of life are not anymore about “impotence” nor “impossible”. Life itself becomes an accident… a beautiful one! And am not talking about the Aristotelian realm of cause-effect, am talking more in the sense of the chaos theory: nothing is trying to say anything; what is there is what it is, no more no less.

What implications would this bring in the experience of the body itself? If there is nothing left to understand… what do we do with it? Experience it. Inhabit it. Instead of trying to look for an explanation that “might make sense”, is about taking the experience at the level of contingency, which will make the own body a stranger, as Jacques Alain Miller pointed out on Being is Desire “starting out from the jaculation Yad’lun […] from then on, the body appears as the Other of the signifier in as much as the signifier causes an event in it. The body event that is jouissance appears as the true cause of psychical reality.”[1]

 

When there is nothing else to give meaning to, nor to make sense of; when the experience of life is no longer amplified to impotence nor impossibility, and the body has become this singular ‘it’ that you don’t know but inhabit more than ever… What is left at the point in which jouissance (that ‘it’ that keeps you alive) has become an irreducible contingency making the real unavoidable? What is left rests on the contingency of an invention.

 

The contingency of a sinthome that sort of grasps the most singular and foreign aspect of the speaking being while articulates at the same time a possible use to these loose pieces, bringing new satisfactions to a body that concedes that is alive.

 

This is the real awakening…

 

 

 

[1] Miller, J. A. (2019) Being is Desire. Retrieved from: https://www.lacan.com/symptom/being-is-desire-jacques-alain-miller/

 

Related Posts

¿Un mundo en cuarentena? – José R. Ubieto (ELP)

14 de Março de 2020

14 de Março de 2020

 El COVID-19 [1]es un nuevo nombre de lo real, eso que de entrada no tiene todo el sentido ya que ...

Ciencia y sueño – El sueño, el dormir y lo intraducible – Gustavo Stiglitz (EOL)

28 de Fevereiro de 2020

28 de Fevereiro de 2020

  “Todas las ciencias descansan en observaciones y experiencias mediadas por nuestro aparato psíquico; pero como nuestra ciencia tiene como...

Un análisis de las masas a partir de las modalidades del Uno, el plus de goce y el no-todo – Marcela Ana Negro (EOL)

4 de Fevereiro de 2020

4 de Fevereiro de 2020

En “Psicología de las masas y análisis del yo”, Sigmund Freud señala: “Habría que prestar atención a las masas de...

El silenciamiento como violencia – Patricia Moraga (EOL)

3 de Fevereiro de 2020

3 de Fevereiro de 2020

  En Vidas precarias, Judith Butler se propone interrogar la vida política en conexión con la violencia.[1] Introduciendo el concepto...

El misterio de los congresos – Mitra Kadivar (AMP)

26 de Janeiro de 2020

26 de Janeiro de 2020

Traducción: Ana Cecilia González Tengo la impresión de haber escuchado el nombre de Freud desde siempre, pero no fue hasta...

Silencing as Violence – Patricia Moraga (EOL)

23 de Janeiro de 2020

23 de Janeiro de 2020

  In Precarious Life, Judith Butler proposes investigating the connection between political life and violence.[1] Introducing the concept of vulnerability,...

Encarnar la hiancia – Kuky Mildiner (EOL)

3 de Janeiro de 2020

3 de Janeiro de 2020

    Para decir – a partir de mi análisis y la experiencia del pase- de qué inconciente hablamos al...

Do que fala a psicanálise quando fala de corrida – Daniela Affonso (EBP)

9 de dezembro de 2019

9 de dezembro de 2019

  “Olhei no fundo de mim mesmo, tentando detectar alguma coisa que possa estar ali. Mas assim como nossa consciência...

What psychoanalysis talks about when it talks about running – Daniela Affonso (EBP)

7 de dezembro de 2019

7 de dezembro de 2019

  “I have looked deep inside myself, trying to detect something that might be there. But just as our consciousness...

Quando o dia virou noite na maior cidade do Brasil – Marcia Stival Onyszkiewicz (EBP)

27 de novembro de 2019

27 de novembro de 2019

  Em meio às modificações na paisagem urbana, cada vez mais frequentes, a mudança climática tem expresso relevante destaque[1]. Os...

Aportes sobre la niñez que llevan medio siglo – Inês Ramirez (EOL)

25 de novembro de 2019

25 de novembro de 2019

Periódico Página 12 de 31 octubre 2019 El psicoanálisis con niños, su práctica y teorías orientaron a Freud y a...

Quand le jour s’est transformé en nuit dans la plus grande ville du Brésil – Marcia Stival Onyszkiewicz (EBP)

20 de novembro de 2019

20 de novembro de 2019

Quand le jour s’est transformé en nuit dans la plus grande ville du Brésil[i]   Parmi les changements de plus...

El móvil ha cambiado el amor, el sexo y la libido – José Ramón Ubieto (ELP)

16 de novembro de 2019

16 de novembro de 2019

La Vanguardia 10/11/2019 Ni las relaciones personales, ni las familiares, ni el sexo, ni siquiera el amor son lo que...

From Speaking in Analysis to Writing a Case – Jeff Erbe (NLS)

17 de outubro de 2019

17 de outubro de 2019

Working on the theme ‘constructions’ stirred questions about the relationship between the speaking body in analysis and ‘what is written’...

Mujeres y Vida – O la Maldición de las Criadoras. Por Marie-Hélène Brousse (ECF

13 de agosto de 2019

13 de agosto de 2019

Traducción: María Paz Varela ¿Han visto o escuchado a Kay Ivey? ¡Una mujer vieja y poderosa! Ella es la actual...

Comments
Deixe uma resposta

O seu endereço de e-mail não será publicado. Campos obrigatórios são marcados com *

Esse site utiliza o Akismet para reduzir spam. Aprenda como seus dados de comentários são processados.