“The absence of a response is what it is in mere objects or in expressionist paintings for example, that creates this feeling of something staring back at us.” – ANDRE VANTINO http://ift.tt/1A72zA4

“The neurotic dwells in desire as an escape and the term fantasy gaze refers to how he fears being seen and keeps a distance by having a fantasy of what he is for others rather than risking to find out about his lack and about others by risking to be seen” – Andre Vantino (via andre-vantino)

In neurosis, we are dealing with hysterical blindness or loss of the voice, that is, the voice or gaze are incapacitated. – Less Than Nothing

in psychosis, on the contrary, there is a surplus of the gaze or voice, for a psychotic experiences himself as gazed upon (paranoiac) or he hears (hallucinates) non-existing voices. In contrast to both these stances, a pervert uses the voice or gaze as an instrument, he “does things” with them. (Slavoj Zizek)