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7: Sacred Technologies

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| Spring 1993 |

Editors: Christine Davis and Janine Marchessault

  • ‘Preface’, Christine Davis, Janine Marchessault
  • ‘Three Eyes’, John Massey
  • ‘Subjectivity and Truth’, Janine Marchessault
  • ‘The Naked Eye Redressed: Invisibility and Redemption’, Avital Ronell
  • ‘Project for Sacred Technologies: Drawings by Anastasia Hill’, Gary Hill
  • ‘Signifying Oppression: Literature as a Weapon in the Colonization of the American Indian’,
    Ward Churchill
  • ‘Saint Lydwine de Schiedam by J.-K. Huysmans or, The Dispossessed Hagiographer’, Jean-Paul Corsetti
  • ‘Manual’, Brian Scott
  • ‘Baudelaire’s Demons’, Allen S. Weiss
  • ‘Quick’, Stephen Andrews
  • ‘What Will Have Been Said About AIDS: Some Remarks in Disorder’, Alexander Garcia Düttmann
  • ‘Looking at Dirty Pictures: Sur(sous) realism, Fascism, and Reproducing Intoxication in the 1930s’, Maureen Lunn
  • ‘Washed Up: The Meaning of Art Restoration’, Marc Mayer
  • ‘Camera Obscura of Ideology’, Sarah Kofman
  • ‘Nietzsche’s Epiphany’, Allen S. Weiss
  • ‘S.O.F.R.U.S. 1988 (Société Française d’Enquête par Sondage)’, Marylène Negro


Michel Foucault, “Subjectivity and Truth”:

“I think that if one wants to analyze the genealogy of the subject in Western civilization, one has
to take into account not only techniques of domination but also techniques of the self. Let’s say:
one has to take into account the interaction between those two types of techniques, the points
where the technologies of domination of individuals over one another have recourse to processes
by which the individual acts upon himself. And conversely, one has to take into account the
points where the techniques of the self are integrated into structures of coercion or domination.
The contact point, where the way individuals are driven by others is tied to the way they conduct
themselves, is what we can call, I think, government.” (11)