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a/cephalic discontents /

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A discussion series curated by DAS UNBEHAGEN; co-curated by SURREALISM AND PSYCHOANALYSIS RESEARCH GROUP
April 2, 2016 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
FREE
at thefidget space (1714 N Mascher Street)
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“The elementary human unity is not the body — not the individual… – ”

a/cephalic discontents / is a series of text-based discussions on the question of community and group structure co-curated by various writerly, artistic and intellectual groups in Philadelphia and New York City. Sessions reflect on the possibilities and limits of alternative organization within the constraints of today’s capitalism while also functioning as nodes of intersection for various acephalic thinkers, groups and projects between New York City and Philadelphia.

What do we do with relation — or, what does it do with us? The first session of a/cephalic discontents / will be devoted to an interrogation of Sigmund’s Freud’s “Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego”, along with Georges Bataille’s aphorism, “The Absence of Myth.” How must the question of community be posed when, on the one hand, the unconscious is introduced, and on the other hand, when “myth” — understood as the security and cohesion of ideals, images, values and narratives that furnish a culture or community with its consistency — is in default? What, in a word, as a word, is a we?

Space is limited; to register contact Patricia Gherovici at p​gherovici@aol.com​.