Ce qui compte

Résumé : “Initially a material object composed of all sorts of papers, photographs, drawings and personal texts – be they poetry, letters and messages, or academic analyses – Ce qui compte fathoms out the modes through which “affects” work through and condition one’s relation to art, especially when these affects weave together sexual desire, mourning and melancholy. A mediation between the self and the other – whose differentiation is repeatedly punctuated by one’s life narratives of birth, death, and the loss of love – art is hereby viewed through the particular psychoanalytical lens of transference and introjection which permit the conceptualization of bonding, binding and the archeology of “disidentification” in identity formation. Translating as much as “What Matters” as “What Counts,” Ce qui compte is organized in three parts or movements that repeat and transform this obsession – the ethical and political requirement of being true to oneself while accepting to exist also as the others’ other – masquerading under the guise of the urge to write and leave a trace: 1) “Transcrire” (“Transcribing”); 2) “Ecrire” (“Writing”); 3) “Réécrire” (“Re-writing”) (…) From such a perspective, that articulates intellection and emotion with knowledge production, be it theoretical or practical, Ce qui compte questions the work of art – pondering the working-through of desire and feeling, past and present, primordial or archaical narratives resurfacing with the touch of art and of the artist, actual and/or imagined. Real as possibly fantasized. What is being (un)made in the onlooker’s gaze, the affective subject? What, in the object thus looked at, is being transformed and meanwhile still being said about itself? What, as the loop is closing, does that object disclose, enclose, or foreclose in the subject? How do object and subject, in their mutual inclusion, affect each other, and for which surplus of knowledge to foresee? (...)”
Type de document :
Ouvrage (y compris édition critique et traduction)
Myron M. Beasley.  Liminalities, A Journal of Performance Studies (12: 2), 2016, On Contemplation, ISSN : 1557-2935. 〈http://liminalities.net/12-2/cequicompte.html〉
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Jean-Paul Rocchi. Ce qui compte. Myron M. Beasley.  Liminalities, A Journal of Performance Studies (12: 2), 2016, On Contemplation, ISSN : 1557-2935. 〈http://liminalities.net/12-2/cequicompte.html〉. 〈hal-01575438〉



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