his cat was called Nigger

WHAT DOES one do with early childhood? Or rather, what does early childhood do with us? There are psychoanalysts who think they might tell us a story about how it goes, or that we might learn to tell the story about how it goes.
And there are others […] who tell us that this early time, if it is a time, is foreclosed, that whatever we will say about it will be belated, phantasmatic, untrue.

So not only is early childhood a loss, it is that about which we are at a loss for words, a loss that also compels a representation of a certain order. But how can it be represented? We can certainly tell stories, but we cannot recuperate the loss through a story. The “I” who would narrate its early childhood has to take account of how that “I” comes into being, and so it must account for the emergence of the “I” who speaks, who tries to tell its story. But the “I” was not always a storyteller. It was not always speaking; it was not always on the scene, recollecting itself. What is this scene? What do we do with this scene? What does it do with us?

Judith Butler
in
Bracha L. ETTINGER, The Matrixial Borderspace, 2006.

untitled (George Gutsell), 2013.

untitled (George Gutsell), 2013.

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untitled (tape recorder), 2013.

untitled (Tellus), 2013.

untitled (Tellus), 2013.

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untitled (trike), 2013.

vertical hold, 2013.

vertical hold, 2013.

untitled (raincoat), 2014.

untitled (raincoat), 2014.

homogalactis (of the same milk), 2014.

homogalactis (of the same milk), 2014.

sputnik 1, 2015.

sputnik 1, 2015.

clippy (bus conductor), 2015

clippy (bus conductor), 2015