“No gaze attains beauty that is not accompanied by indifference, indeed almost by contempt, for all that lies outside the object contemplated.” – Adorno, Minima Moralia I.48,


“Adorno’s notion of..hysteria as..protest..against reification..is..in-between, no longer fully identified to her body, not yet ready to assume the position of the disembodied speaker (..no longer..the “living voice,” not yet its perfect mechanical reproduction).” – Slavoj Zizek on Adorno – “The subject is something that “will have been”. ..Subjectivity is not the immediate living self-presence we attain when we shed away the distorting mechanical reproduction; it is rather that remainder of “authenticity” whose traces we can discern in an imperfect mechanical reproduction.” – S.Zizek

“Adorno..asserts feminine hysteria..as the original dimension of subjectivity. ..Man and woman are both disembodied;..a man..assumes disembodiment as an achieved state, feminine subjectivity stands for the disembodiment “in becoming.”” – Slavoj Zizek [on the becoming of subjectivity in trying to embody one’s own voice as if catching up with it.] – “In [her] voice, the painful process of disembodiment continues to reverberate.” – S.Zizek