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Challenges for Psychoanalysis in Times of Pandemic and Distancing

By | June 2nd, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #108|

Interview by Luz Saint Phat   How can psychoanalysis contribute to understanding and shedding light on some of the situations faced by subjects within the Covid-19 outbreak and the statutory provisions for isolation and social distancing? While discussing it with Comercio y Justicia, psychoanalyst Marta Goldenberg, analyst member of the EOL (Escuela de Orientación Lacaniana) [...]

The ‘Zoom fatigue’ – A new form of tiredness

By | June 1st, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #107|

Confinement has brought us a new and paradoxical form of fatigue: the fatigue of video calls. Paradoxical because, despite the fact that now the bodies do not move through subway corridors, crowded streets or endless traffic jams, they end the day, however, more exhausted than before. Bodies caught on the screens The first reason seems [...]

Notes on Science-fiction in Times of the Corona event

By | May 31st, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #106|

“For me the only true, serious science  worth following is science fiction” [i]   During the lockdown, with the images of deserted cities, the anonymity of doctors and nurses behind their masks, the possibility – at least in Israel – to track people’s movements and location via their smartphones, you could often hear people saying [...]

What Is It That Interprets in Psychoanalysis?

By | May 30th, 2020|LRO 228|

For an analytic session, there is no criterion for success or accuracy: one can only say that it took place. It took place if it produced a certain effect, an effect which is not calculable in advance. Often the analysand leaves the session without the least understanding of what went on or wondering if anything [...]

Eschewing the Impossibility of the Real

By | May 29th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #105|

  In difficult circumstances such as our current one, the unconscious, which does not know viruses or time, persists and insists. What to do with one’s analysis, when “virtual” analysis doesn’t cut the mustard? The text of a dream: I look down and on my feet are a pair of green boots, on the right [...]

What remains to be said: on floundering, ignorance and mourning

By | May 27th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #103|

As I look through the window and see people on balconies clapping, someone sees me and appears invigorated to clap even more. He and others keep clapping in the choir that transcends countries and continents. Freud found the drive indestructible. That’s what humanity is today: indestructible as we are all in it together. What remains [...]

Last night I dreamt of Bond, James Bond

By | May 26th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #102|

Bond films were my favorite growing up and played a part in my coming of age.  Later my interest in films turned elsewhere, my gaze shifted, and Bond became a thing of the past. With my newfound interest in poets, painters and thinkers, James faded away into oblivion. Now we are amidst a world pandemic, [...]

Going Over The (Self-Built) Wall

By | May 25th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #101|

Entre l’homme et la femme, Il y a l’amour. Entre l’homme et l’amour, Il y a un monde. Entre l’homme et le monde, Il y a un mur.[1]   Jacques-Alain Miller comments on Lacan’s statement in "...or Worse" according to which "transgression does not hold out when it has to do with the true impossible”[2] [...]

When he woke up, the dinosaur was still there…

By | May 24th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #100|

[1] Faced with a pandemic, a world (not all) governed by calculation and profit has the duty to protect human life at any cost, and to do so in the “general interest.” So much for the current discourse. The price to be paid: hospitals in the throes of battle, all economic activity brutally stopped, state [...]