LRO: Not to Be Forgotten

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When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender
This I could not do

(Leonard Cohen, The Partisan)
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25th November 2018

Time Life

Jacques Lacan argued that artists move ahead of analysts. Why? Because of the artist’s know-how [savoir faire] concerning the void, das Ding. Like the potter, not only does he know how to create a new esthetic form, but also, and more importantly, how to get organized around the void, which is impossible to fill. That’s the secret of creation. Art implies the sublimation of the drive and the ability to read contemporary symptoms

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Issue # 6 of The Lacanian Review
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