Tag Archives: Slavoj Žižek

September 21

In Real Life – Is intelligence ever real? (Theatre Review)

In Real Life Darlinghurst Theatre Company Eternity Playhouse 15 Sept – 15 Oct. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Phil Erbacher Being good at chess does not make you a genius, and the fact that humans think it does (by consensus) is part of our problem with Artificial Intelligence. Work on artificial intelligence is […]

April 23

Orphans – Should I stay or should I go. (Theatre Review)

Orphans Old Fitz Theatre, Late Show 19-30 April. You can grab your tickets here. When Liam (Liam Nunan) bursts in on Helen (Jacki Mison) and Danny (Christopher Morris) having their quiet celebratory dinner to welcome the news of Helen’s pregnancy, he causes a confrontation, not with our own cultural values and the imminent threat of […]

January 01

2014: An interesting year in film. The best films I saw last year.

Well, I hate lists, because they are always about the list maker and project the kind of misplaced authority grading always implies. I spend a great deal of time trying to work out why I like or don’t like a film, examining my initial responses against my always evolving barometer for integrity, and searching for […]

May 25

The Perverts Guide To Ideology – Slavoj Žižek says we are responsible for our dreams. (Sydney FF Film Review)

This is a review of The Perverts Guide to Ideology which is showing at the Sydney Film Festival. Grab your tickets here. I already am eating from the trash can all of the time. The name of this trash can is ideology. The material force of ideology makes me not see what I am effectively […]

May 14

The Perverts Guide to Cinema – Slavoj Žižek and the reality of cinematic fiction. (film review)

(This is a review of Sophie Fiennes film The Perverts Guide to Cinema. The follow up to this film, The Perverts Guide to Ideology will be shown at the Sydney Film Festival.  You can grab your tickets here. ) I don’t know about you, but for me the most interesting thing about cinema both past […]

How to read Lacan: Zizek on Lacan – Part 4. Troubles with the Real: Lacan as a Viewer of Alien. (pt Three)

This is a post based on Slavoj Zizek’s little booklet How to read Lacan. For the previous post to this one, go here. For the first in the series, go here. Zizek goes on to cite some beautiful passages of Shakespeare to describe what he means here by Lacan’s “real”.  He also cites an example from […]

How to read Lacan: Zizek on Lacan – Part 4. Troubles with the Real: Lacan as a Viewer of Alien. (pt Two)

This is a post based on Slavoj Zizek’s little booklet How to read Lacan. For the previous post to this one, go here. This is not my writing – this is my attempt to condense sections of the book so we can understand them together. For the first in the series, go here. It is important […]

Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism – Slavoj Žižek and a passion for Hegel

Well – its FINALLY here.  I’ve ordered my copy.  I’ll be sure to write about it here when (if – no no WHEN) I get through enough of it to be able to establish a decent opinion. Certainly the above trailer is a big tease, and I have a snazzy little excerpt below taken directly […]

How to read Lacan: Zizek on Lacan – Part 4. Troubles with the Real: Lacan as a Viewer of Alien. (pt One)

This is a follow on post from a previous one that you can read here. This chapter in the book is large, so I have divided it up into two separate posts. It is important to note, that this is not my own work. This is merely a condensing and simplifying of  How to Read Lacan […]

How to read Lacan: Zizek on Lacan – Part 3. From Che vuoi? To Fantasy: Lacan with eyes wide shut.

This is a follow on post from a previous one that you can read here. It is important to note, that this is not my own work. This is merely a condensing and simplifying of  How to Read Lacan by Slavoj Zizek (Author), Simon Critchley (Series Editor) that can be purchased here. And why the Other with a capital O? For […]