Platz 1:

Marjan Akhavan – Déréalité

Literaturquelle: Roland Barthes – A lover’s discourse: fragments


Accidentally, Werther’s finger touches Charlotte’s, their feet, under the table, happen to brush against each other. Werther might be engrossed by the meaning of these accidents; he might concentrate physically on these slight zones of contact and delight in this fragment of inter finger or foot, fetishistically, without concern for the response (like God _ as the etymology of the word tells us_ the fetish does not reply). But Werther is not perverse, he’s in love: he creates meaning, always and everywhere, out of nothing, and it is meaning which thrills him. He’s in the crucible of meaning. Every contact for the lover raises the question of an answer: skin is asked to reply.