Friday, May 30, 2008
picture: voyeur's view of recycled materials, near the train tracks, Los Angeles
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
- V(old): "internalization of the external contingency"
- V(new): "externalization of the result of an inner necessity"
I feel like the sense that these things (the internal/external, necessity/contingency) are very distance from one another is one of the inevitable points of Zizek's theorizing, although I feel that this seems, in his writing, to happen accidentally--or by way of method, to be one of the things you must accept, if you are to think of things in the end in the way that he does. It seems, on the one hand as bizarre as the above-mentioned feeling of the normalcy of feeling estranged from your very own life. This feeling, an affect that Zizek does not comment on, but one that I feel is the predominant outcome of his theoretical writings, founds the desire I have to think critically about his work, and ultimately to not want it.
picture: Forest Spirits, from Hayou Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke