Friday 8 July, 6pm at CAC Cinema
Addiction operates in the structure of desire, that precedes and exceeds the subject. However, it is a counterfeit in the economy of desire with enjoyment produced outside the circulation of social practices. The addicted subject is provisional, porous, inessential, performative. It is a community without asserting an identity. The addicted user circumvents the social reality of consumptive capitalism because the supplement (in whatever form or activity – sexual, consumer, chemical etc) can produce a biologically absolute enjoyment. The subject therefore bypasses and redirects the previous subject/object relations and social codes and reinvests them into a new closed system, the body.
Always Already Yes is a screening programme that looks at how the subject interacts with addiction and the position of the addict as an alternative subject state in relation to the other and to society.
Films in the programme:
Jenna Bliss, Lincoln Detox Film (Excerpt), 2016, 17 mins
Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Seroquel®, 2014, 8 mins
Peter Kubelka, Dichtung und Wahrheit / Poetry and Truth, 2003, 13 mins
Connor Linskey, Soft Palate, 2016, 6 mins
Rosalind Nashashibi, Bachelor Machines Part 2, 2007, 5 mins
Tim Steer is an independent curator and writer based in London. He is also co-founder of Opening Times (otdac.org).
Entrance free, event will be held in English.