“Proof of the universality of Lacan’s concept of gaze: re-checking your sent email. You look back at yourself through the other” – DANIEL TUTT on the Real-gaze as awareness of not being able to fully know how others read us and readyness to not fill in the gaps and uncertainties in the visual field with fantasies or with a fantasy-gaze about what exactly the Other is, that is, with a fantasy-reality about the Other. http://ift.tt/1JHpMhi


“The clearest account of the..symbolic..is..Woody Allen’s..divorce with Mia Farrow. Allen is said to have dealt with the media in the same hyperactive, idiosyncratic ways [as] the characters in his films. A traditional psychoanalytic reading..would argue,..Allen’s actions are..repressed..traits of his own self put down onto the big screen, and then reappearing as a result of a..breakdown. The Lacanian..would argue..that Allen’s incorporation of his symbolic behavior patterns from symbolic art is real life as such. The..subject is deprived of that which it believes to be the most intimate part of himself.” – Daniel Tutt on MIA FARROW / WOODY ALLEN

“psychoanalyst: ..Is it really that way, or is what you are saying more of a wish?..You are over this,..you have identified the way this is making you feel.. You may have recognized your symptom, but now comes the..working through it, of TALKING ABOUT [YOUR SYMPTOM] FROM EVERY..ANGLE UNTIL YOU COME TO A NEW RELATION TOWARDS [YOUR SYMPTOM].” – danieltutt.com

“symptoms are often located at the site of the failure of the big Other, is that they have gone through all the meritorious motions that society asks of them. They have technically found “success” objectively through the market and so on, but they are still left with a sense of emptiness. But, the big Other – that force in their life that is there which assures meaning to one’s work – who assures that the dream will work is now gone. Whereof does one find support for the vanquished Other that guaranteed some modicum of success? The inexistence of this Other is leading to an even more brutal superegoic injunction for this path of merit, where the subject seeks out a surplus jouissance in the absence of the Other” – Daniel Tutt spiritisabone