PROJECT BACKGROUND LIBIDO



Authors Mykola Babak, Evgene Matveev




Simulacres



Background. It appears, that Background game in the actual art is a hopeless task. It is to a certain extend. Background belongs to other art movements. It is difficult to characterize it in terms of actual practice. We need topological reflection, post-informational society, Logos position, communicators.* Et cetera. All thoughts are ground up into this strange intellectual minced meat in the grinder of the “black hole” of non-linear “I” – “all in one, and one in all.”**


The authors of the project are trying to prove, that Background can become part of the actual art – as an independent function, as well as a part of a more complex structure. To be specific, Background can be interpreted as a wall of unconscious. For example, for street-art. Or a backdrop for an actual object. Or…Or… One can surrender his own verbal reactions to a forced schizoanalysis.


It is similar to the evolution of G. Deleuze and F.Guattari's postmodernist views. They strongly criticized various types of psychoanalysis, juxtaposing them against their own method – schizoanalysis. G. Deleuze and F.Guattari proclaimed their goal “de-analysis”, creation of a new “school of schizophrenia” – not return to Freud or Marx. The goal of schizoanalysis – is to demonstrate the unconscionable libido of social-historic process, regardless of its rational contents. Art is the shortcut towards achieving this goal.***



*    Philosophie in Marsch // Was kostet den Kopf? Ausgesetztes Denken Der Aisthesis zwischen Abstraktion

      und Imagination. Dietmar Kamper zum 65. Geburtstag. Hg. Herbert Neidhöfer, Bernd Ternes. Tectum Verlag,

      Marburg, 2001. S. 450–469.

**   The structure of a moment in photography // Fotografia. 2005. № 19. P. 119–12

***  G. Deleuze and F.Guattari. "Аnti Oedipus", meant as the beginning of a multivolume “Capitalism and Schizophrenia”