objet a (I-VI)

photomontage series

digital photography, mounted giclée print

“The subject is a structure. This structure has a hole, and it is in the hole that the subject activates the function of the particular object that is the lost object. This is the status of the objet present in the instinctive effort. (…) What is the a? Let’s put a little ping-pong ball in its place, since it is nothing, no matter what, it can be anything. (…) The objet a is something that does not exist at all, it is only a supposition, an empty supposition in the claim.” (Jacques Lacan)