LAMELLA zine issue #1 is out and available in print and soon in digital version. The LAMELLA zine is an annual publication bringing together the work of the members of Lacanian Affinities Berlin (laLAB). The zine contains fabrications, ruminations, and critiques revolving around the group’s ongoing work. Its aim is to disseminate psychoanalytic knowledge in… Continue reading LAMELLA Zine is Out!
This week my interview with Dr. Vanessa Sinclair was published in her podcast Rendering Unconscious and on YouTube. In the interview I talk about segments of my new book on autism and about my personal involvement with autism. Dr. Sinclair was a gracious interviewer and I hope those of you that are interested in my… Continue reading Video Interview on The Autistic Subject
After a long production process my new book on the subject of autistic subjectivity is out. You can find it now in e-book version or hard-cover version on the publisher's website. In the book I progress my thesis that autism is a unique mode-of-being that cannot be reduced to what psychoanalysis defines as neurosis, perversion… Continue reading The Autistic Subject – my new book is out!
A new video I made for the Berlin based group Berlin Psychoanalytic. In this video I present Freud's fascinating analysis of the butcher's witty wife's dream, providing some insight into the mechanics and technique of dream analysis in Freud and Lacan. https://youtu.be/HoWXhYg2vHM
Concurrent with our work in laLAB (Lacanian Affinities Berlin), this spring will mark the launching of the first semester of our Lacanian clinical supervision group. This group will provide therapists and clinicians who work with patients a place to discuss cases and provide each other with insights that are rooted in the Lacanian orientation. The… Continue reading New: Lacanian Clinical Supervision Group in Berlin
As a child, I was obliged to read and memorize the stories of the Old Testament. While I found a good deal of these stories to be boring and even incomprehensible (being written in ancient Hebrew), some did capture my imagination and were quite nerve wrecking and traumatic to read. These stories portrayed harsh relationships… Continue reading The Virus God and the Graph Curve
Here is a short talk on the singularity of autistic writing. It is quite clear that the approach of autistic writers to autism is very different than the approach of psychotic writers to psychosis. In this talk I briefly present some points that distinguish the two. https://youtu.be/3gRWL9TX9rg Interview with Berlin Psychoanalytic
"The word is the murder of the thing" says Lacan. Even more so the written word, that is never truly "full," always lacking the subjective context and performative power incorporated in one's enunciative presence. Therefore, it comes with no surprise that reading Lacan's published seminars—while being usually quite engaging—lacks a certain presence that was only… Continue reading Lacan’s Gribouille
If you haven’t seen Todd Phillips’ The Joker (2019) you’ve probably heard something about it. Here’s a very brief synopsis (semi-spoiler alert): The film recounts the life of Arthur Fleck (played by Joaquin Phoenix), a comedian living in Gotham City, on the pathway to becoming the ultimate Batman villain—the Joker. Arthur is portrayed as a… Continue reading The Joker (explained?)
Lacanian Affinities Berlin (laLAB) is a Berlin based collective composed of a plurality of individuals from different backgrounds and cultural origins who share an affinity for the teaching of Jacques Lacan. The collective was formed in 2018 and its many ventures include: academic seminars, workshops, artistic projects, community events, publications of sorts and more. laLAB's new… Continue reading Lacanian Affinities Berlin (laLAB) Website is Online