Translation by Maria Gabriella Pediconi, revised by Brandy Barry and Luca Flabbi (agosto 2015)
Our daily life, individual not less than social, is representance. Without representance we can neither walk nor speak.
Every human debate – news cycle including – is only and always a debate about representance. It lies “normally” in the conflict caused by the hostility against representative thinking.
We introduce the concept of representance in a lively, even comic form.
The cover shows the picture of human coitus by Leonardo da Vinci. The impossible, in nature, is represented by this painting.
One can easily see that Leonardo was not familiar with the act that he’s painting. He had absolutely no idea because he is giving us a mechanical portrayal of male and female as screw and bolt.
The representation is possible only via representance: the legal form of that portrayal.
We can easily comment that in the same way he could have drawn the two hindquarters of an animal i.e. a bull. The picture by Leonardo comes close to the animal because the woman’s body is only half sketched like the mythological body of the cow-whore-Pasiphae in which the bull had no interest except in the guise of such a beast.
This myth says much about Greek thought, specifically about the voids of that thought. …
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