Absence – Vaia Pilafa

Absence - Vaia Pilafa

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[…]Desire, a function central to all human experience, is the desire for nothing nameable.
And at the same time this desire lies at the origin of every variety of animation.
If being were only what it is, there wouldn’t even be room to talk about it. Being comes into existence as an exact function of this lack.”

 

But what Freud showed us… was that nothing can be grasped, destroyed, or burnt, except in a symbolic way, as one says, in effigie, in absentia.”

― Jacques Lacan