We Were So Afraid—Latest Advances in Domination

a cluster proposal by Chris Carlton and Lakshmi Luthra

As nature is ever put to work in a differentiated social structure, psychic life, sexuality, and relationships congeal into a hellishly repetitive formation – ever new, ever same. We will look at that which is figé and which could take on movement, as well as that which appears to have life and movement and yet is dead. Two videos will project some of the advanced technological mimicry of a perennially blocked society in order to get at what this technology might tell us about what is excluded from its advance and cannot help but be dragged along with it beyond all intention. These videos will be brought into contact with talks on ideology, psychoanalysis and art, the erotic and tradition, sex and technology.