DL_Adolescence today: the economy of jouissance (5/5)

The models that were effective in limiting young people's jouissance have lost their symbolic power. Young people are disoriented by a hyper-modern world where immediate satisfaction is what matters, and there are no figures of authority to set limits on their enjoyment. They suffer from a dual crisis: one related to their desired position and the situation of having to solve the puzzles of their desire according to the current discourse that regulates satisfaction. ... Read more


DL_Adolescents today : hyper-individualism (4/5)

The age of consumption makes the subject a product of the capitalist market. Thus, companies are no longer the only ones to present their offer and convince the Other of their suitability. The individual is also immersed in making his or her self a product ready to be shown and approved. In this way, the self becomes a product regulated by marketing techniques, with personal branding being the quintessence of these selves converted into avatars ready to be consumed at the click of a button.  ... Read more


DL_Adolescents today: permissiveness thought from the Telemachus complex (3/5)

The key to the "Telemachus-child" can be summed up in the syntagm "the abandoned child". It is about the child who, feeling abandoned, longs for the return of parents who support his/her desire. A desire that needs to be accompanied so that the spark that arises between parents and children can do its job, which is to illuminate the child's journey towards autonomy. ... Read more


DL_Adolescents today: permissiveness through the eyes of Narcissus (2/5)

In order to think about permissiveness in adolescence, we will refer to what Massimo Recalcati elucidates in his book "The Telemachus complex" on parenting. In the aforementioned book, he resorts to Narcissus and Telemachus to approach the keys to what is happening today with children and adolescents. According to Recalcati, Narcissus and Telemachus, figures from Greek mythology, condense the positions to which children are being thrown today.   ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_GXRL, the girl who matters.

A friend recommended the film "Girl" to me; you'll like it, he added... I started watching it without knowing what it was about and I couldn't take my eyes off the screen at any moment; it trapped me from the moment I understood the inner conflict suffered by a young teenager enclosed in a male body she doesn't recognise and who, therefore, she feels trapped at an age when the only thing you want is to escape and fly. Interesting direction, as well as brave and risky, shown by the new director Lucas Dhont, with great sensitivity in conveying emotions. ... Read more


DL_Adolescents today: transitions in hypermodernity (1/5)

Adolescence is a time marked by a series of changes that respond to a process of physical transformation. These changes produce bewilderment in the face of a reality that pierces the body and the constituted knowledge, making symbolic resources insufficient to meet the new demands of an unavoidable drive urgency.  ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_The Wife or silenced feminity

The Wife is about the life of a married couple of writers in which she, for love, gives up her independent life as a writer to devote herself to housework, looking after their child and helping her husband to improve his writing. However, her desire to write is so great that she ends up being his ''nigger'' in the shadows, improving the drafts of his books in such a way that he becomes a world-famous writer ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_Pacifiction by Albert Serra

Albert Serra has done it again: Pacifiction, his latest film, is once again surprising and masterful. When one thought that only from silence, enigma or the darkness of enjoyment poetic forms could emerge, he presents us with a colourful lost paradise, where everything is in sight: coconut trees, marines, admirals and government officials coexist with aborigines devoted to anything resembling tourism. And again, the poem emerges.  ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_A non-critique for a non-documentary: "història potencial de Francesc Tosquelles, Catalunya i la por" by Mireia Sallarès

Yesterday there were quite a few of us at the CCCB for the screening of "Història potencial de Francesc Tosquelles, Catalunya i la por" directed by Mireia Sallarès and Joana Masó as co-screenwriter. Mireia is a post-conceptual artist, Joana a philologist and writer of a beautiful book "Tosquelles, curar les institucions” that revolves around the psychiatrist's legacy ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_The Triumph Of Emmanuel Courcol

The triumph, Emmanuel Courcol's fabulous film, evokes the topology of ancient kaleidoscopes. At each of its twists and turns, the scene is woven in layers, and behind the curtain, in the moment before it disappears, it performs a sublime act. The tripod of film, theatre and real events delights the plot. ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_Boiling Point by Philip Barantini

Philip Barantini's Boiling Point is a simple, elegant, time-bound film - it all takes place in a few hours - that manages to achieve a form of the essence of capitalism. In a way, Boiling Point places at its heart the reflection: "what have we come to as a civilisation", evoking an evident nostalgia for the father. ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_Maixabel and historical memory

The recently released Maixabel by icíar bollaín, with masterful performances by Blanca Portillo and Luis Tosar, produces a catharsis worthy of those that greek tragedies must have provoked in their day. The film stages a real knot: it takes us into human suffering, questioning our ethical position. ... Read more


DL_Trauma and subjectivities

The unexpected rupture into Europe at the beginning of 2020 was shocking. It caught us by surprise, was not anticipated and, therefore, could not have been avoided. That was the first sign of trauma, a trauma called Covid that changed the contemporary world as we had hitherto known it. It was a sudden installation of something that was going to be different and where our memory was not enough to be able to recognize the horror to come ... Read more


DL_Free on social networks?

Freedom in social networks for a desired staging: bling bling or minimalist, accelerated or zen, bodily or landscaping ... always at an angle of magnificent fullness, sometimes overflowing towards the grossest ostentation ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS__Arab blues (or the liberated word)

Manele Labidi's debut feature tells us the story of a young psychoanalyst trained in Paris, who decides to return to Tunisia, her country of origin, just after the social and political revolution of the “Arab Spring” takes place. Her uncles leave her a flat on the roof of a building in the Ezzahra neighborhood. There, she begins to receive patients. From Paris she brings a photograph of Freud with a fez and hangs it on a wall in her new office, possibly to remind her of how to practice in a country emerging from a totalitarian regime ... Read more


THEATRE_What do we talk about while we don't talk about all this shit? La calòrica - Teatre Nacional de Catalunya

The curtain rises: on stage, a transparent plastic lectern, for giving speeches, and a sober toilet bowl: white, without a lid. Two apparently unconnected, ugly objects, devoid of any interest... and lo and behold, in the course of an hour and a half, La Calòrica, will show the inexorable connection between the two. After watching this sublime work of art, you will no longer be able to ignore the mysteries it reveals. ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_My brother Juan

My brother Juan is a short film from 2019. It is a very short film: ten minutes including the credits. The Granada sisters Cristina and Maria José Martín wrote the screenplay and directed it. It is their first fiction film. Until this short film, their career had focused on music documentaries. It is no coincidence that the main character is played by the actress and singer Leonor Watling and that Dani Martín and Coque Malla collaborate in this short film that is able to portray so many things in such a short time ... Read more


DL_Hooked on the "like"

In the eighties the great hook was on drugs, especially heroin, the ultimate escape, instant Nirvana, a placid excessiveness. In the nineties it was ecstasy,  although less deadly, still attracted flight. Currently, drug use, although it is rarely  talked about in the media, continues to affect a considerable percentage of the population, and in these numbers, the oversized prescription of psychotropic drugs is included ... Read more


DL_Sexuation and neutral gender

Beyond the narratives that explain the biological differences between the sexes and the meaning of the myths that each one reproduces in their own particular imagination, there is a logic that orders sexuation; the logic that J. Lacan resorted to on several occasions in order not to turn his theorisation into absolute truths. With logic he sought the general principles of the phenomena he studied, highlighting ideas in a coherent succession and accentuating the impossible that emerged within the contradictions that logic reveals. Let us follow Lacan’s thought ... Read more


DL_Gender questioned

The TRANS-gender signifier could be thought of as a symptom of our time, which fundamentally questions and challenges the male/female binary, questioning the subjective sexual structures par excellence: homo-sexuality and hetero-sexuality.  ... Read more


DL_Why face-to-face psychotherapy?

Deafening decibels in a concert with 3000 people jumping and raising their arms, the  football fans screams echoing down the field after a goal is scored, the breath that is held before the flip of a trapeze artist 5 meters from where we sit ... these are live experiences that shake us. Broadcast through a screen, however, the impact is anaesthetised ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_"Knives Out" (or the decline of the patriarchal family)

Rian Jonhson, in his typical manner of redefining cinematographic rules, returns to surprise us with his latest film Knives Out, following the same unconventional style as his films “Brick” (2005), “Looper” (2012) and “The Last Jedi” (2017) ... Read more


DL_The practice of psychologists in the time of covid

The new circumstances imposed by covid-19 coincide with the coordinates of  war. Marcelo Ferraro in the article “turn off habits: test subjects”, analyzes the situation in Argentina, emphasizing a parallel with the war: there is an enemy, a threatened community, fears, the surprise factor and  not having enough weapons yet to face it nor defeat it ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_This is not a film by Jafar Panahi

"This is not a film", in pure magrittean style, brilliantly reveals the spring of creation. This iranian non-film looks at us and shows us how fiction, far from being opposed to truth, is its means of revelation. Jafar Panahi is awaiting the review of a monstrous sentence. He has been sentenced to 6 years in prison and 20 years disqualification from making films, precisely because he is a filmmaker. Confined to his house, and in order not to die of anguish - to wait is to die in life - he decides to go on, to escape. He calls his ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_Inaugural session of the BCFB'S cycle of Literature and psychoanalysis: Sade And Liberté, with Albert Serra

It is a very special pleasure to have Albert Serra for this inaugural session of the Literature and Psychoanalysis cycle on eroticism, organised by the BCFB in collaboration with the Jaume Fuster Library. If psychoanalysis is particularly concerned with anything, it is sexuality. The appearance of psychoanalysis was a revolution, insofar as the invention of the unconscious was based on the discovery that the repression of certain sexual desires created symptoms. Freud then set about creating a method to decrypt them, with the idea that this would make them disappear. In this way, he put psychoanalysis into the world: a ... Read more


DL_ADHD in the era of the rush

Currently, the three fundamental considered symptoms disorder with or without hyperactivity attention deficit are the deficit of attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. It must be said that these symptoms are increasingly common in the family, scholar and social environments. In addition, ADHD is usually accompanied by some other diagnosis, eg. mood disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, learning disorder, anxiety, conduct disorder...  ... Read more


DL_What is doing today psychoanalysis with autism.

Autism treatment from psychoanalysis part of the experience of the threatening / invasion that the autism has in relation to the other. Thus, it is not from the consideration that is a subject misfit we must normalize their behaviour, via a tax-learning, but a way that the autistic subject opens in a favourable context, a context that will host the interests he outlines by strangers or insignificants they may seem in the eyes of a standard curriculum ... Read more


DL_Lacanian psychoanalysis versus ABA method for the ASD treatment

The ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) method appears repeatedly when talking about autism. Under a banner of scientific rigour, procedures and behavioural techniques for reducing behaviours considered "inadequate" and adopting other behaviours and "appropriate" skills are applied ... Read more


DL_The battle of Autism

From 2002 that the Autism was declared “The Grand National Cause” by the French government, methods for treating autism spectrum acquire a political and social dimension. Eric Laurent, in “The Battle of Autism. From the Clinical to the Political”, analyses the details of the media debate which they broke from political decisions. Laurent displays the ups and downs of these policies, their bases and consequences. From the scientific assumptions based in figures, it is achieved disavow the clinical knowledge non-malleable to the figures ... Read more


DL_ 2nd, April World Autism Awareness Day

On 27 November 2007, the UN General Assembly, declared on 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day. UN warns of a new reality in the world there are more autistic, which requires awareness, to reflect society about what is autism and is being done with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. With disorder is the idea aside syndrome with increased medical connotation and the word spectrum is emphasized that all is not the same autism, there is no standard or type of a person with autism pattern ... Read more


DL_ADHD in the era of the rush

Currently, the three fundamental considered symptoms disorder with or without hyperactivity attention deficit are the deficit of attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. It must be said that these symptoms are increasingly common in the family, scholar and social environments. In addition, ADHD is usually accompanied by some other diagnosis, eg. mood disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, learning disorder, anxiety, conduct disorder ... Read more


DL_What ways open in this crisis of classifications? 9/9

Eric Laurent, from his field of research, psychoanalysis, proposes three ways. The first has to do with the critical stance that should be taken at the tendency of the current psychopathology find the perfect rating, warning about the effects of neglect of the subject because of this exhaustive list of descriptive psychopathology. The second way has to do with the categories "off - label" generated by these same classifications. For much description, for a lot of control there are gaps that make incomplete the system. ... Read more


DL_Possible responses from users in the Mental Health system 8/9

DSM bureaucracy, with its statistics on what is right and what is wrong, also has another use, which is the use that labeling can do with it. Not the same a Psychotic in the twentieth century that a bipolar, autistic or hyperactive in the XXI century ... Read more


DL_Binomial Abandonment - Surveillance 7/9

The rupture between research and clinical practice, the monopoly on the statistics applied to mental health, the medicalization of mental distress that leave the patients at their own makes more important the management of mental health that the individual treatment of a person determined. And, as Laurent points out in his article "The post-DSM crisis and psychoanalysis" this abandonment is offset by a hyper-vigilance to the population through health bureaucracies.  ... Read more


DL_Where will be the future medical research? 6/9

DSM crisis is not only due to its epistemic foundations. There are other voices than their DSM voices in the scientific and technological fields that invite break new ground in medical research. The NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) is critical to the appearance of DSM5. He sees little difference with the previous version and confirms that its strength is in the "inter-rater reliability" and its weakness in its "scientific validity" ... Read more


THEATRE_Interview with Pablo Macho, founding partner of Teatro Laura alongside Ivet Zamora

On April 16, 2016, the Laura Company premiered “La Trinxera” at the Lluís de Gràcia theatre. The Laura Company was one of three young and emerging companies chosen from amongst fifty to showcase their work following a theatrical residency ... Read more


DL_Hacking What say? 5/9

Hacking check on his Lost in Forest (2013) the causes of the crisis DSMV. His conclusion is emphatic and radical. The DSM project applies the botanical pattern emerged in the eighteenth century, to classify the disease. ... Read more


DL_What Demazeux say? 4/9

To Demazeux, logical-positivist current of DSM is already outdated. The DSM built an artificial language on these premises, a language not referred to the issue of reference but defined criteria that made possible to eliminate the vagueness and misunderstanding ... Read more


DL_Frances - Laurent to the crisis of DSM 3/9

For Frances, DSM diagnostic inflation has to do with the context, not the text. It is then to see how they are applying the DSM, not the DSM itself. One example: after the appearance of DSM-IV in 1997, the US government authorizes direct advertising of psychotropic drugs. The marketing is directed from that time, doctors and consumers. metaphors as "chemical imbalance" and the medicalization of disease goes by the logic of FMCG are invented. A no limit is set so that parents' associations also want access to diagnostics to benefit from appropriate services: no diagnosis, no access to services. ... Read more


DL_The crisis of DSM and contemporary discomfort 2/9

Eric Laurent's article, entitled "The Crisis and post-DSM psychoanalysis" published in lacanian magazines –digital and print- responds to the book of Allen Frances « Saving Normal. An Insider’s Look at the epidemic of mental illness » published in 2013. And from this book takes a tour of the main actors and institutions involved in this crisis ... Read more


DL_The perfect language 1/9

The first edition « Saving normal. An insider’s look at the epidemic of mental illness » of Frances Allen appears in 2013. On the back of the book, they tell us that he has won the award for the most controversial book of the year by the German magazine Bild der Wissenschaft book. What makes it so controversial? Frances Allen, a psychiatrist and president of the committee of DSM IV, writes this book to warn of the dangers of inflation diagnosis of mental illness that the DSM have been created along its editions. Today, in the fifth, Frances gives a ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_À ciel ouvert

À ciel ouvert is Mariana Otero's latest documentary. It had released in France in 2013 and arrived our cinemas in October 2014. The viewing of the documentary does not leave you indifferent, it removes consciences and resonates in your most intimate self. ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_About Llewyn David by Coen Brothers

The latest film by the Coen brothers is wonderful; its strange power emanates an influence that lasts and that is difficult to escape. The power of music, territory where some human beings are hopelessly trapped, contributes substantially to do so, but not only ... Read more


FILM_REVIEWS_"Others Voices" by Iván Ruiz

At midnight on Wednesday 4 April, just before the rain began, the sidewalks of Torrijos Street, which houses the Verdi cinema in Barcelona, ​​were witness to the widespread joy shown by those who had just left the premiere of “Unes Altres Veus/Other Voices”, the documentary by our colleague Iván Ruíz Acero. A sense of joy that was not in a hurry to be hidden, content to be shared, each of us in our own way. Because the materialization of the idea and work present in the happy collaboration between Teidees and TEAdir, an audio-visual producer and an association of ... Read more


FILMS_REVIEWS_ME & YOU by Bernardo Bertolucci

Me & You, a film by the consecrated director Bernardo Bertolucci (2013), is like one of those tiny seeds that leaves an aroma that lingers in the mouth and can be tasted for days. Because what I think that this film manages to do is not solely achieved by cinematic technique, it’s much more than just that, given that at the end, everything dissolves into something fragile, which in turn shows the filth of the world, the radical solitude into which bodies are torn, filthy and trapped within a feeling that is bigger than themselves, illuminating the power of ... Read more


BOOKS_Against Democracy by Agustín García-Calvo

In a corner of my bookshelf I found a book that a friend, editor of Virus, gave me 20 years ago. Contra la paz, contra la democracia, two talks given by Agustín García-Calvo in Barcelona in 1991 and 1992. It is a forceful and lucid text, very precise in its positions and with that capacity for transmission that characterises its author. For Agustín, to speak is to do, and in this way he delves into the analysis of the assembly of capitalism through the use of language, a subject he is passionate about. In the first, he talks about ... Read more


THEATRE_Natale in casa de cupiello by Eduardo de Filippo

"My comedies are always tragic, they even make you laugh". Eduardo De Filippo If you want to see a serious play about family, go and see Natale in casa de Cupiello; a classic by Eduardo De Filippo masterfully staged by Oriol Broggi. I'm serious, and that's why you're going to laugh out loud from the first minute until the final scene, the climax of which redefines everything that has been happening on stage. ... Read more


DANCE_Julieta unplugged Inés Boza/Senza tempo - Karaoke Grill Sarah Anglada. The boiler

With these lines I would like to celebrate a multiple encounter. I am referring to the excellent proposal made by "la Caldera", an emblematic dance space in the city, as part of the Grec'2012 Festival: two shows articulated in a single session. Julieta Unplugged by Inés Boza's company SenZa TemPo and Karaoke Grill by Sarah Anglada. Both are separate and at the same time united as if by a staple. Julieta Unplugged presents us with a piece that takes its inspiration from Federico García Lorca in Poeta en Nueva York and El Público.  ... Read more


BOOKS_Book review: "The Object of the Century" by Gérard Wacjman Amorrortu editors

"The Object of the Century" - a psychoanalytic piece of great value - offers its readers an exciting adventure. Written in a fresh, lively style, with a passion that is impossible to hide, the author begins by challenging the readers to not only think about art, but how it interacts, dialogues and it interprets our century. Its plot unfolds from short but not simple questions that allow for a constant back and forth: from the concept of art to its ruptures, from the idea of object to the supposed subject of knowledge, from seeing to looking, from veil to ... Read more


THEATRE_Questi fantasmi by Eduardo de Filippo: love and ghosts

In these summer days and until 25 July you can see, at the Biblioteca de Catalunya, the play "Questi Fantasmi" by Eduardo de Filippo, masterfully staged by the company directed by Oriol Broggi. Here are a few lines from my encounter with it. The central hall of a haunted house will serve as the stage for this amusing and endearing story to take us, through comedy, into something that borders on and interweaves the very nature of love; to speak to us of the always impossible encounter between man and woman. A true ghost story. ... Read more


King Lear: the love of a father in the intricacies of the truth

Passionate staging of a sublime Shakespeare play. A play in one piece: compact, structured, robust, precise. It opens to unfold, without haste, but with a progressive acceleration of the rhythm, a repertoire of known feelings, of internal contradictions, of earthly passions. A tribute to the Father if ever there was one. He who is who he is and under whose reign and scepter everything was, apparently, prosperity. But one day the king, feeling old, grumpy and haughty, decides to divide his kingdom among his daughters by the yardstick of love. A love of which he knows nothing, for the ... Read more