By Catherine Malabou
Within the ordinary order of items, lives run their direction and finally one turns into who one is. physically and psychic changes do not anything yet strengthen the permanence of identification. yet due to critical trauma, or occasionally for no cause in any respect, a subject’s background splits and a new, unparalleled personality involves stay with the previous individual - an unrecognizable personality whose current comes from no prior and whose destiny harbors not anything to return; an existential improvisation, a sort born of the coincidence and unintentionally. Out of a deep lower opened in a biography, a new being comes into the realm for a moment time.
What is that this shape? A face? A mental profile? What ontology can it account for, if ontology has constantly been hooked up to the basic, perpetually unaware of the aléa of differences? What historical past of being can the plastic energy of destruction clarify? What can it let us know in regards to the explosive tendency of life that secretly threatens every one of us?
Continuing her reflections on harmful plasticity, cut up identities and the psychic outcomes skilled by means of those that have suffered mind harm or were traumatized through struggle and different catastrophes, Catherine Malabou invitations us to hitch her in a philosophic and literary event within which Spinoza, Deleuze and Freud go paths with Proust and Duras.