Re: [-empyre-] introduction here -

> From: Alan Sondheim <>
> Reply-To: soft_skinned_space <>
> Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 18:07:38 -0500 (EST)
> To: soft_skinned_space <>
> Subject: Re: [-empyre-] introduction here -
> I did think the chora was dominated by drives, irruptions, pre-linguistic,
> pre-oedipal stirrings; in this sense, it's also related to the original
> text of Plato's Timaeus - but I may well be wrong here.
> - Alan

No, you're not really wrong. The chora is a receptacle for the unconscious
and the unconscious, let us remember, is repressed material attached to the
drives. It is pre-linguistic yet structured like a language that has been
elaborated in the subject's interactions with others and the Other. It can
only be heard in slips of the tongue, repetition, gestures, irruptions,
rhythms etc., the 'code' of the unconscious to be cracked by
analysis/reading. In this way, it resembles your view of code poetry as two
(or maybe more) layers of language interfering with one another.


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