Sometimesfaces appear on the wall, with their holes; sometimes they appear in thehole, with their linearized, rolled-up wall. A horror story, the face is a horrorstory. It is certain that the signifier does not construct the wall that itneeds all by itself; it is certain that subjectivity does not dig its hole allalone. Concrete faces cannot be assumed to come ready-made. They areengendered by an abstract machine of faciality (visageite), which producesthem at the same time as it gives the signifier its white wall and subjectivityits black hole. Thus the black hole/white wall system is, to begin with, not aface but the abstract machine that produces faces according to the changeablecombinations of its cogwheels. Do not expect the abstract machine toresemble what it produces, or will produce.
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