Thursday, July 05, 2007
Reproducible pornography is a discourse thats affectivity derives from the apprehension of a disturbing social reality outside its diegetic plane.
This pornography can only suggest, because it cannot realise:
1. the existance elsewhere of a general social pathology (along the lines of Foucault's scientia sexualis)
2. the existance of a real world of libertinism likewise outside pornography
(there is no libertinism, only a discourse about libertinism)
The affectivity of pornography is built around a double bind: pornography both incites and censures a libertinism it doesn't really relate to. Libertinism is here determined twice: as substance of indictment and as protocol of experiment.
For this reason the current form of reproducible pornography is probably vulnerable to gratuitous parody, as all commodities are vulnerable to gratuities.