Outline of Lacanian theory of Das Ding (The Thing).
The exploration of The Thing began last year with a hollowed out hand bound book,
paintings of missing people and an installation of up-turned dead roses with photographs
of empty trains. This year I have approached my own Das Ding through the work and
begun to explore and write on the concept of the Community Thing or :
Important questions have arisen as to how to fill the void of The Thing, why use
art to do this if it can be done at all, the short and long term value of doing this,
whether The Thing is something to be valued rather than eradicated and if so how
do we manage it with the use of
What is The Thing? Its formation, Jouissance, and its relation to the Other.
Cultural Manifestations of The Thing: "In Harry Potter's world of wizards, Lord Voldemort
(Full-of-Death) is the not-to-be-named-Thing" Levine p33.
I wish to invite you to experience a moment with me, a brief taste of Das Ding.