“By denying the spectator access to the impossible object, Lynch here makes clear: ..the missing of the object is at once the way in which desire sustains itself.” – TODD MCGOWAN on how “when one retreats from the absence of the object one fantasizes its presence” + “leaves the domain of desire” as the domain that allows for the experience of lack http://ift.tt/1IeubLV
“..The visual world exists..through the distortion of the subject’s desire.” – ..Films go to great lengths to obscure the gaze +..to hide the..spectator desire from spectators’. ..‘When one encounters one’s..desire in..form of the gaze, the..solidity of the world collapses. – TODD MCGOWAN http://ift.tt/1OJRYHf
“The subject doesn’t sce the objet petit a, but its absence from the visual field is what makes the subject desire to look.” – the objet petit a remains fundamentally inaccessible. It has no actual existence but nonetheless serves to trigger the desire of the subject. It is the inaction that transforms the everyday object into an object of desire, thereby eroticizing the visual field.
– The Impossible David Lynch – TODD MCGOWAN http://ift.tt/1HGUhFi
“David Lynch ..forces the spectator to become aware of her/himself as looking and as desiring.” – TODD MCGOWAN http://ift.tt/1HBGvnw
“Neurosis derives from a belief that the Other has the object, that the Other has a hidden mode of enjoyment inaccessible by the subject—and this belief sustains the enjoyment that the neurotic obtains from fantasy.” – TODD MCGOWAN http://ift.tt/1FPJiFj
“Neurosis is a refusal to sacrifice the hope that the Other holds some ultimate enjoyment that the subject itself lacks. The neurotic needs to believe in the otherness of the Other.” – TODD MCGOWAN http://ift.tt/1Cq4zUZ
– TODD MCGOWAN on melancholics