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A woman in trans

By | June 4th, 2016|LRO 36|

Anohni performed underneath a large-scale video portrait installation. The video, in crystal-clear resolution, towered above the blank figure of the performer on stage. On the screen, the audience watched a different woman lip-sync to each of the songs. Anohni herself was completely veiled in a white shroud with arm length gloves, her face concealed as [...]

Buren at the BoZar

By | May 28th, 2016|LRO 35|

Over the decades of his career however, whilst the motif remains, something changed in emphasis. His 2013 shop window displays for Louis Vuitton emphasised a tie between Vuitton and Buren as brands, in which it is no longer emphatic that one thing is interchangeable for another, since a brand covers its objects in a generality. [...]

From New York… Body or No body

By | May 28th, 2016|LRO 35|

On the other hand, we have the advances of technology and electronic devices that tend to eliminate body contact as much as possible - from texting, e-mailing, dating apps to even electronic therapy services. For instance at Talkspace.com “over 500 professional licensed therapists are waiting to chat with you right now”. Here is their marketing [...]


By | May 14th, 2016|LRO 34|

The etymology of the word "comedy", is known to have two origins: a)"komos+odi"(crowd + song), which means the song of the boisterous crowd. b)"komi+odi"(peasants + song), which means the song of the peasants. The comic, is the funny element, the one which causes laughter. In his work Wit and its relation to the Unconscious/Humor, Freud [...]

Enigma – Encrypyion and the sexual relation

By | May 14th, 2016|LRO 34|

In the 1940s and 50s Lacan was of course fascinated by the new science of cybernetics and information theory, referencing Claude Shannon and Norburt Wiener among others. Turing is not mentioned, but his thinking machines are. Furthermore, Lacan contends that their binary system is also the basis of language and the structure of the unconscious. [...]

Belgian blues

By | May 7th, 2016|LRO 33|

Belgian policy makers and health insurers are concerned about this proliferating consumption and its negative impact on the overall budget for healthcare. To stop the proliferation, it is now believed that introducing healthcare psychologists might solve the problem. The Belgian healthcare system does not yet refund consultations with psychologists who work in close association with [...]

The big short, on the nests of corruption in the system

By | May 1st, 2016|LRO 32|

It is interesting to note that just one day later, the film The Big Short was competing in the best picture category. The story is based on a true story published in 2010 in a book by Michael Lewis. In it Lewis recounted how some Wall Street businessmen predicted the 2007-2010 financial crisis before anyone [...]

Does a pervert get off?

By | May 1st, 2016|LRO 32|

Similar traits appeared to occur at his workplace, where he was known for unexpected abusive treatment of women co-workers. During, and after, the trial, protesters used the discourse of rape, despite Ghomeshi’s very specific kinds of assault, and the fact that the sexual acts appeared to be consensual, and even took place after the alleged [...]

The dialectic of love and hatred. Cockfighter. Psychoanalysts for Trump ’16

By | April 26th, 2016|LRO 30|

Hysterical identification is the source of our intelligence. Only through identification and introjection can we escape the prison of our own unspeakable jouissance. Gifted children distinguish themselves from regular, ungifted children by their capacity to put themselves in the place of the other (and then triangulate to the Other). Hysterical identification is the source of [...]

Between casinos and millennials: rien ne va plus!

By | April 15th, 2016|LRO 29|

The Gambling industry appears to be obsessed by the YOLO generation, the acronym for "you only live once" which depicts the Net generation, also called the Me, Me, Me Generation, in a famous article by Joel Stein (Time, May 20, 2013) 

The gambling industry is sustained by technology. Apparently, it is extremely difficult to attract [...]