There now follows another important partly political broadcast, on behalf of miscellaneous candidates.
Vote for the leader.
by Slavoj Žižek
Superego is the obscene "nightly" law that necessarily redoubles and accompanies, as its shadow, the "public" Law. This inherent and constitutive splitting in the Law is the subject of Rob Reiner's film A Few Good Men, the court- martial drama about two marines accused of murdering one of their fellow soldiers. The military prosecutor claims that the two marines' act was a deliberate murder, whereas the defense succeeds in proving that the defendants just followed the so-called "Code Red," which authorizes the clandestine night-time beating of a fellow soldier who, in the opinion of his peers or of the superior officer, has broken the ethical code of the marines. The function of this "Code Red" is extremely interesting: it condones an act of transgression- illegal punishment of a fellow soldier- yet at the same time it reaffirms the cohesion of the group, i.e. it calls for an act of supreme identification with group values. Such a code must remain under the cover of night, unacknowledged, unutterable- in public everybody pretends to know nothing about it, or even actively denies its existence. It represents the "spirit of community" In its purest, exerting the strongest pressure on the individual to comply with its mandate of group identification. Yet, simultaneously, it violates the explicit rules of community life. (The plight of the two accused soldiers is that they are unable to grasp this exclusion of "Code Red" from the "Big Other," the domain of the public Law: They desperately ask themselves "What did we do wrong?" since they just followed the order of the superior officer.) Where does this splitting of the Law into the written public Law and its underside, the "unwritten," obscene secret code, come from? From the incomplete, "non-all" character of the public Law: explicit., public rules do not suffice, so they have to be supplemented by a clandestine, "unwritten" code aimed at those who, although they violate no public rules, maintain a kind of inner distance and do not truly identify with the "spirit of community."( . . . . .Collapse )
THIS IS YOUR FINAL REMINDER. Tomorrow will begin the next phase of reconstruction - the "Weapons Not Food" programme.
For reduced entry, text "SLAUGHTER" to +44 7786 200350 and show your phone at the door.
8PM - 3AM
In a one off collaboration, Finite State and ferrokinetic artist Peter Mühlenkamp present a new installation, in which we will attempt to give the new music physical form, encased in a liquid forge of audio reactive metallic ferrofluid.
The soundscape will be converted into a living, moving sculpture representing the live DJ sets.
For a rough idea of what this will look like, check out this video by Sachiko Kodama and Minako Takeno:
It would be in your best interest to attend.
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Please note change of venue - We have relocated to the Jazz Place - below the Smugglers pub in Ship Street.
See you all there!
For More Stomping Industrial and Sleazy Early 90’s Electro-Indie Anthems!!
P.S. the whole calling it a “Goth Night” is mealy a technicality.. Honest!
(but you all are fucking Goth aren’t you!)
From now on, all official LJ party communication will be directed throughslaughterhaus5
It would be in your interest to cooperate, as I have, with this transition.
Strength Through Joy is dead.
Long live the new regime.
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