Schizoanalysis (Pulsion, Phantasm, Simulacrum)

Cabinet Gallery – London – April 24 2015

Art exists at the intersection of real, imaginary, and symbolic. It solicits the force of will and drive by deconstructing and reconstructing form. Art has forever been intertwined with the practice of magick and the politics of reality.

The sigil is an a-signifyng semiotic of powerful change. At the borderline of structural language and the suspension of the gaze in line, shape, and color exists the power to draw the drive into manifestation.

The indexical sign, or signal, releases the mana captured in rigid structures, dead forms, and stagnant dogmas. Black on white cuts through the imaginary hypnosis of personality and reference to lifeless archive, while sound and gesture crack the coding of a mechanistic matrix.

After a modern century of intense mana, the postmodern malaise of static representation threatens to suffocate our newborn vitality out of existence. This we cannot and will not have.

With this diagram we thus initiate the return of innovation and transformation. Being as Becoming. An ontology infinite and void. A topology of the continuous and discrete. A phenomenology of sovereignty. A schizoanalysis. A diagrammatology.

Dr Scott Von is a psychoanalyst and artist and Director of the New Clinic for Integral Medicine & Psychiatry in New York. He lectures and performs internationally on schizoanalysis and the symptom of art.