By Alain Badiou
Whence the thesis of which this booklet is not anything yet a sequence of diversifications: confronted with this sort of state of affairs of saturation and closure, we needs to try to suggest a brand new schema, a fourth form of knot among philosophy and art.
Among those “inaesthetic” diversifications, the reader will come upon a sustained debate with modern philosophical makes use of of the poem, daring articulations of the specificity and clients of theater, cinema, and dance, in addition to sophisticated and provocative readings of Fernando Pessoa, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Samuel Beckett.
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And because dance is a displaying of the fore-name [lavant-nom]' it needs to install itself because the survey of a domain. Of a natural web site. there's in dance-the ex- Dance as a Metaphor for proposal Dance as a Metaphor for inspiration pression is Mallarme's-"a virginity of the positioning. " And he provides: "an undreamed-of virginity of the positioning. "" What does "undreamed-of" suggest? It signifies that the even tal website doesn't recognize what to do with the imaginations of a decor. Decor is for the theater, no longer for dance. Dance is the location as such, with out figurative decoration. It calls for area, or spacing. and not anything else. that's concerned about the 1st precept. As for the second-the anonymity of the body-we rediscover inside of it the absence of any time period: the fore-name. The dancing physique, because it involves the positioning and is spaced in imminence, is a thought-body. The dancing physique isn't an individual. approximately those our bodies. Mallarme pronounces that they that we needs to name their omnipresence. Dance is fullyyt composed of the conjunction and disjunction of sexed positions. All of its routine re- ace "never except a symbol, by no means someone,"11 a logo is above all against imitation. The dancing physique doesn't imitate a personality or a singularity. It depicts [figure] not anything. The physique of the theater is in its place continuously stuck up in imitadon, seized via the function. No function enrolls the dancing physique, that is the logo of natural emergence. yet a symbol is additionally against each kind of expression. The dancing physique doesn't convey any type of interiority. completely at the floor, as a visibly constrained depth, it's itself interiority. Neither imitation nor expression, the danc- ing physique is a logo of visitation within the virginity of the positioning. It involves the positioning accurately in an effort to appear that the thought-the real thought-that hangs upon the even tal disappearance is the induction of an impersonal topic. The impersonality of the topic of a proposal (or of a fact) derives from the truth that this type of topic doesn't preexist the development that authorizes it. there's hence no reason to understand this topic as "someone," for the dancing physique will characterize, via its inaugural personality, that it really is like a primary physique. The dancing physique is nameless since it is born lower than our very eyes as physique. Likewise. the topic of a fact is rarely in advance-however a lot it could have advanced-the "someone" that it's. Turning now to the 3rd principle-the effaced omnipresence of the sexes-we can extract it from the it appears contradictoty declarations of Mallarme. it's this contradiction that's given within the competition that i'm setting up among "omnipresence" and "effaced. " let's imagine that dance universally manifests that there are sexual positions (whose names are "man" and "woman") and that, whilst, it abstracts or erases this duality. at the one hand, Mallarme states that each dance is "nothing however the mysterious and sacred interpretation" of the kiss.! 2 on the middle of dance there's therefore a conjunction of the sexes, and it's this tain their depth inside paths whose an important gravitation unites-and then separates-the positions of "man" and "woman.