Connor Fenwick
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Philia

Connor Fenwick Writing Projects ● Fall 2017

The writings that follow were composed using the cut piece method. In this method, the writer selects various texts and cuts them up; the writer extracts specific lines and words from the texts. Additionally, they can experiment by cutting large amounts of text into smaller amounts, in an attempt to decipher content that may be hidden (or clouded by the unconscious). For this collection, I cut up various essays by Georges Bataille and 22 pages of my own notes on Psychoanalysis. These notes were taken over the duration of a semester at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for Jeremy Biles’ class, “Sex, Death and Philosophy: Psychoanalysis Beyond Itself.” The notes contained personal reflections, musings from fellow peers, and definitions of various phenomena related to Psychoanalysis.

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