Tusday January 14 2020
In psychoanalysis we “distinguish the relation to the Other, in which being finds its status, from the interpersonal relation, with its warmth and lures.” (Écrits, 512). In other words, we distinguish the symbolic from the imaginary axis in the analytic situation.
Join us next week, for more of Lacan’s direction of the treatment.
Monday January 6 2020
The reading group will continue its sessions next week on Tuesday, 14th of January as usual at 19h. In this third and last segment of this reading seminar we will address the question of the "desire of the analyst." The desire of the analyst is the driving force of the psychoanalytic treatment. But what does the analyst desire? And, in this sense, how does this desire direct the psychoanalytic treatment? Together we will try to understand what do analysts do with their
and why it is so important to preserve desire on the level of the "lack-of-being."
Tuesday December 3 2019
Is nothing something?:
He steals nothing,
Friday November 29 2019
Three of laLAB’s very own are to present their papers in the upcoming Sabina Spielrein international conference in Warsaw, Poland (2-4 April 2020). Find out more on the
conference official website
Tuesday November 26 2019
On the analyst barking up the wrong tree:
Acting out always comprises an element that is highly significant... It's always a message, and it's for that reason that we are interested in it when it occurs in an analysis. It's always addressed to the analyst in that the latter is not, in brief, all that badly placed, but not completely in his place either. It's in general a hint that the subject is giving us and this can sometimes go a long way and sometimes be very serious.” (Lacan, SV, p. 389)
Tuesday November 19 2019
”Introducing the patient to an initial situating of his position in reality.”
In the reading group, we have started working on Lacan’s idea of reality. Not so much the reality ego-psychologists aim to adapt their patients to but a reality that is fabricated with the direct involvement of the subject.
What is your part in this whole drama?
Sunday November 17 2019
The Second Lamella Workshop.
An interesting shared experience in the aim of collecting materials for the next zine issue.
Tuesday August 20 2019
“One takes to the door sometimes, and it is always a pretty decisive act. And more often than not, a door is denied you.
(Lacan, Seminar II)
Friday July 12 2019
The First Lamella Workshop.
A group discussion connecting lacanian concepts that we’ve been working on.
Saturday May 25 2019
The Lamella photography exhibition.
Presenting photos by
and launching the first Lamella zine.
who are we?
j&m: not quite conscious ruminations on feminine jouissance
“if i could grasp
with even one of my hands it would no longer be what we are talking about...”
With the red plaster you can bathe
“How would I know if what I remember is not a dream, how would I know if what I remember is not someone else’s story?”
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