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FUSIONED - DIRECTED - WRITTEN AND CORRESPONDED BY: MENASSA 2003
DON'T KNOW HOW TO SPEAK BUT WE DO IT IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES
GRIS, IS A PRODUCT
INDIO GRIS Nº 168
readers, as we had told you, we have been in Buenos Aires because of the "OIL
PAINTINGS EXHIBIT BY MIGUEL OSCAR MENASSA, IN THE GENERAL SAN MARTÍN CULTURAL
CENTRE, HALL 1. From the 5TH to
of August and the XIV
International Congress "THE WOMAN AND I". A Congress on sexuality
according to the poetics posed
in the book " The woman and I" by Miguel Oscar Menassa and
this has been the result:
IN THE MEDIA
Up to date culture.
Conducted by Patricia Altmark and Julio Sapolnik.
with Miguel Oscar Menassa, made on occasion of the opening of the exhibit on the
5th of August. This interview was broadcasted in the programmes of
Wednesdays 13 and 20 of the same month.
Conducted by Miriam Manfredini
with Menassa held at the opening of the exhibit. Broadcasted on 9, 10, 11, 13
and 15 of August.
held at the Cero Group Psychoanalysis and Poetry School, in relation to the
Congress The Woman and I. Interviewees: María Chévez and Carmen Salamanca.
Broadcasted on August 16th at 9.30 PM with successive repetitions.
the column dedicated to art, there is a commentary about the closing of the
painting exhibit with some images of some of the paintings exposed there.
Saturday 30th, and successive repetitions.
NUEVA RADIO, of Vicente López
Tuesday's Café. Conducted
by Alberto Feder. Via telephonic communication, Menassa is on the air in the
opening of the exhibit.
DEL PUEBLO. R. Peña 408 1st floor. At 12 midday.
Radio 740. Conducted by Raquel Len. Talk about the book "The woman and I"
and the Congress. Interviewee: Alejandra Madormo.
NACIONAL, AM. Maipú 555
directed by Daniel Chirom at 12 midnight.
dedicated to Menassa. Talk about Cero Group, reading of poems, listening of the
CD from the book "The woman and I", in the air. 3 books were raffled
among the attending public.
lighthouse. Programme In my own tongue.
Conducted by Tom Lupo.
ONCE DIEZ RADIO, CULTURE RADIO
Literary Café. Sundays at
9.30 PM. Conducted by José Luis Mollo.
conversation on the air with Alejandra Madorma concerning the Congress and the
book "The woman and I".
NUEVA RADIO, of Vicente López.
Feder interviews Miguel Oscar Menassa for an hour, about writing, poetry,
psychoanalysis, Menassa's thinking. It was broadcasted in two parts on Tuesdays
19 and 26 0f August.
NACIONAL, AM, Maipú 555.
The boar. Conducted by
Daniel Chirom. Guests: Inés Barrios and Alejandra Menassa, awarded by Pablo de
Menassa de Lucía Association.
Tiempo de Sumar (Adding Time). At
Oscar Menassa was invited to the programme which is conducted by Hector Paredero
and Omar Cerassuolo, who read the poem number 19.
In my own tongue. Menassa
closes together with Tom Lupo the programme. Conversation and reading of poems
from the book "The woman and I".
NACIONAL LA TRIBU
A round of friends. Conducted
by Azucena Brumel. Programme dedicated to the awarded persons: Alejandra Menassa,
Manuel Menassa and Fabián Menassa.
with the psychoanalysts Alejandra Menassa and Alejandra Madormo about the
Congress, writing, the workshops, the formation in the Cero Group Psychoanalysis
and Poetry School.
of poems by the guest poets.
ONCE DIEZ RADIO
Agenda. Print note about the
Congress The Woman and I and the writings which have been read up to the moment.
NACIONAL, AM. Maipú 555
The boar. Conducted by
Daniel Chirom. Guests: Carmen Salamanca and Cruz Gonzalez, Spanish poets awarded
by Pablo Menassa de Lucía Association.
with Miguel Oscar Menassa held by Daniel Chirom. Published on Friday 28/08/03.
with Miguel Oscar Menassa held by Florencia Gemetrio. Published in the
supplement LAS 12 on Friday, August 29.
WOMAN AND I"
characters of the myth and those from Homer only spoke through the gaze and the
desire. They spoke as Miguel Oscar Menassa does in "The woman and I"
(Madrid-Buenos Aires, 2003) with incandescent desire. As Aegisthus did before
Clytemnestra's ivory-like body, Agamemnon's wife.
diluted our bodies in the word love?
happened in the world while we were making love?
And Aegisthus entertained the hero who was coming from Troy, that
unavoidable Agamemnon and his friends. And after the banquet he killed all of
It was the design of sex and of desire. The sex, whose centre was
everywhere and the circumference nowhere. The sex which was highlighted by
Menassa in those enigmatic signs as in the "totemnight"
expressed in Olivero Girondo's insomnious book "En
The dilution of the bodies which was highlighted by Menassa in "The
woman and I", was the dilution of love that returned to pick up its
of those erotic instances which founded the being and the drive of life.
Homer knew of it. However, he wrote or conceived his hexameters so that
the protagonists of desire wouldn't blush. He knew of the Deity that we call Sex
and of its influence in the myth which made the world move., the incessant
creation and the ideal of the imminent transfiguration of each one of the events.
Then, as Menassa, Homer also says: "what happened, happened".
Time slided until it diluted itself, and in spite of that going by desire was
the root of time.
The woman and I, a book of that
deity which we call Sex and of which we don't know how it finds a place in the
desire to create other worlds and other laws that man will have to glorify to
reaffirm his existence.
When Aegisthus loves Clytemnestra, moves forward creation without
measuring its consequences. Miguel Oscar Menassa's book is a portrait of human