FUSIONED - DIRECTED - WRITTEN AND CORRESPONDED BY: MENASSA 2001
DON'T KNOW HOW TO SPEAK BUT WE DO IT IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES
GRIS, IS A PRODUCT
INDIO GRIS Nº 61
Notice: we hope that our readers will excuse the
years of the foundation of the Psychoanalysis and Poetry
inaugurate a congress is a delicate task, because not only one has to fulfil
the theoretical and ideological requisites but also the political ones, that
is to say, that a congress always shows either the failure of an economy or
else the ways towards a new economy.
this time, the question has complicated itself by the fact that it isn't only
a matter of inaugurating a new economic direction for Cero Group but also, to
be able to celebrate the roads already traversed:
years of the foundation of the Psychoanalysis and Poetry School in Spain, in
years of Cero Group First Manifesto in 1971.
years of my first published work, Pequeña Historia
(Small Story) in 1961.
put it some way, we are ready to celebrate an institutional trajectory, a
grupal trajectory and a historical trajectory.
must confess that I don't
believe it totally either, and if we hadn't written it, none of us
would be able to distinguish reality from one's own dreams.
1971, we were young, nevertheless we wanted to leave in writing and signed.
Our love for poetry.
The time of the Unconscious is the prior future, that is to say, the
present is what fixes the past as material.
We differentiated theory from ideology and made use of both.
We declare to know two theories: the Theory of Value and the Theory of
Considering the ideological aspects of our social conducts it was
clearly seen that we wanted equality of resources for all citizens, that is to
say, at that time, we thought that the world was for all human beings.
1974, in the Editorial of issue Nbr. 0 of the Cero Group Magazine, we opposed,
with certain treachery, Psychoanalysis to Poetry. The treachery consisted of
Poetry always being the winner. In spite of this trend, in that piece of
writing, two phrases were produced that not only allowed to give those first
steps but, even now at this very moment are permitting this congress and its
If everything is already destroyed when one begins, there are no
doubts, the possibility is poetic.
2- Between madness and poetry there is an abyss. For madness,
Madness is driven from the past. Poetry is determined from
culture says no to our vital acts, if the anti-culture accuses us, we
the walls, yes, but with good handwriting.
poetry as well as in Psychoanalysis, not to be able to stand
no one come. No more plans, the advent of a poem will
with sadness, because we cry for that, we realise that the world is
1975, the Second Cero Group Manifest is produced. Wretches are
traitors are considered the ones who get bored with small and
big things, the ones who get bored in general are traitors.
Group declares in its Second Manifesto that their members will
mercy for those who celebrate all witty remarks.
mercy for those who repeat the beloved gesture instead of
mercy for the one who always says no: he is a foreigner.
mercy, pure impiety for those who mistake our flesh with the
mercy, perfect impiety for him who fleeing away from us, bumps
will be the encounter with what I am not nor belongs to
in Madrid and even before the foundation of the Institution
Mortal (Somersault) - Buenos Aires -Madrid, 1975-1977
set up the Staging of what still governs our representations:
only want to say that being submitted to its inexorable laws,
is unpunished, she combines with everything.
loves imperfections excessively. Her being is totally time.
this state, all the combinations of words generate poetry.
necessary, that spatial shapes- the ultimate luxury of reason
against what is poetic-humane- burst into fragments.
shape will be no less than the deformations that the
always to say.
a nosotros mismos, también somos América.
poem called the Cero Group Third Manifesto where the poet
longer roots, no longer for us the illusion of having. Since always
or the Death of the Word?, and Psychoanalysis of
book which started as an answer to a request, was transformed
into an opening of a field, that is started with this publishing in 1978.
Poetry and Psychoanalysis, mutual affectations where truth escapes from one's
writing where the antecedents and the possibility of thinking theoretically
the new field are produced, Psychoanalysis and Poetry.
proposition of a different reading of human events, history, sciences,
ideologies, work, love, everyday life.
are a group, a different way of looking; when we look we are included in the
if along its twenty-odd pages someone hasn't understood what it is about, the
First International Manifesto concludes:
I want to imagine
body, as we saw,
group, That Impossible and Psychoanalysis of the Leader. (1979)
Perversion or the Death of the Word shows the theoretical possibilities of the
new field and the International Manifesto states that there won't be
transformation without a group, in the Psychoanalysis of the Leader, the bases
of a grupal philosophy are set (the way in which citizens
think, live, love and write), a Cero Group poetic where the poet is
clearly differentiated from poetry and love, from lovers. And the group is
defined as a machine which produces individuals.
this book the fall of the Berlin Wall, the failure of Soviet communism, the
entrance of American goods into communist China, were anticipated. You are
alerted against dictatorships that democracies can exercise, already some
countries are with us and it is advised to poets to read poetry and to
psychoanalysts to psychoanalyse themselves.
1981, Cero Group School of Psychoanalysis and Poetry was founded, today we are
celebrating its 20 years of existence, and in the Foundation Act we assured:
CERO GROUP PSYCHOANALYSIS
five years of psychoanalytical practice in Madrid, since our opening in
August, !976, we took the decision, for the first time in the context of what
is called International Cero Group (Buenos Aires, Madrid, Cali, Israel), of
founding the First
Cero Group School of Psychoanalysis.
want to say that without the limits that the psychoanalytical theory
establishes for its technical practice, the practice not only stops to be
psychoanalytical but it is transformed into an unproductive practice.
want to oppose to the positivist reading of Sigmund Freud's work, which
concludes sustaining and proposing the scientific negation of Psychoanalysis,
a more epistemological reading (materialistic) so that it can show in its
productive development that the Freudian discovery is not only of scientific
character (and that it is because of the way it was produced), but eventhough
being scientific, questions the philosophy (on the other hand positivistic)
that rules the production of the scientific knowledge.
this will not only be a theoretical discussion but also a political
positioning, as we know that it is precisely in our environment, Madrid, where
empiricism has won the heart of almost all of the psychological consulting
rooms and, what
is even worse, the heart of all the schools which intend to teach
Psychoanalysis. Territory, Madrid, we say, where the famous conscience has not
only won the street, but also the thought of those whom because of their
social function (psychoanalysts) should be the true soldiers of the
we say can be seen in the psychoanalysis of almost the whole of the
"psychoanalytical" groups in Madrid, where the logic of reason leads
to the negation of the only possible discovery of our century, the
want to oppose to a careless practice of psychoanalysis, which is practised
in the majority of the psychoanalytical consulting rooms, or else an
unproductive practice that old-fashioned psychoanalysts use, a practice where
the truth of the psychoanalytical method in its maximum exigency of
transforming to become a psychoanalytical method, not only to modify the life
of the psychoanalysed, but also and simultaneously, the life of the
go back to Freud, but not to search in an obscure place of his work something
that might have been missed by others who went back, but to go back to the
Freud of "The interpretations of dreams", to produce in the reading
of that first psychoanalysis text the discovery and the way to produce it.
to go back to hysteria but to its fundament, that is to say, the theory of the
unconscious. To go back to Freud not to commit the mistake he has already
committed, when he said that the word by the mere fact of being uttered, would
cure, but to go back to the psychoanalytical theory, where Freud will now tell
us that without the formation of that singular field that is generated in the
psychoanalytical relations (and that we all call transference) the word has no
go back to Freud to produce in his texts what he has already produced, a
theory that questions (and that's not little) the entire thought prior to it.
the occasion of Cero Group First Manifesto, in Buenos Aires, in 1971 (10 years
have already gone by), we spoke about the importance of two texts nailed in
our gaze: The Interpretation of Dreams, by Freud; The Capital, by Marx, that
didn't mean that we were precisely Marxists or psychoanalysts by the mere fact
of pronouncing them, but it meant that our gaze illuminated by the light of
those two discoveries: the theory of the Unconscious, the theory of Value,
would read the current theories in the field and also the theories renowned at
that moment as an instrument of reading.
as it was expected, everything happened. What we couldn't do, and that was the
reason for our insistence, was to transform the theory of value into a dogma (
as happens in almost all of the so-called socialist countries and in all
leftist parties); what we couldn't do was to transform the theory of the
unconscious into a doctrine (as happens in most psychoanalytical institutions
and also, in certain marginal groups that show not so much off-centring, but
know that many of those to whom that writing was directed, live, work and
teach in Madrid, meaning that our insistence has not only the incisive
character of a repetition, but the incisive character of a pertinent
interpretation so that everything may be transformed).
must read Freud, and this decision takes us to inaugurate our school with a
group of studies of Freud's work of three-years duration, despite the fact
that the majority of the members (founders of the school) had to go along this
road, because among them, the exercise of the psychoanalytical practice
oscillates between five and twenty years. Madrid must read Freud.
live and work like psychoanalysts in Madrid, that's why we will read Freud,
and this is the road we are indicating, for the time being, to penetrate in
the field whose limits and reach the psychoanalytical theory imposes.
the other hand, we don't ignore that Lacan's work is also a psychoanalytical
work and that we therefore will have to read, but we are already speaking of a
second cycle, that will not start in our school until the finalisation of the
first one and that will have to have as a characteristic, the productive
reading of Lacan's work under the light of the Freudian discovery.
if we have learnt well what we said we have learnt, no one can remain without
psychoanalysis, that is to say, that the aspirants, the teachers, the members,
the co-ordinators, the patients, the psychoanalysts, and the members of the
administrative staff, if there were in the school, have valid excuses not to
be psychoanalysed. And this is finally a law.
member of Cero Group Psychoanalysis School, has to choose between a terminable
or an interminable psychoanalysis, without any doubt must choose the
interminable psychoanalysis because in that acts the possibility of practising
as a psychoanalyst.
years later we are qualified to show how our formation as Psychoanalysts and
Poets was, up to now and we are in condition , the next 20 years, to offer the
Community what we were able to build for ourselves.
psychoanalysis at the reach
of any salary during a year and the central seminars of the School,
Sigmund Freud's and Jacques Lacan's works will be given free of charge, once a
week during three years, by the School's psychoanalysts.
to inaugurate the XII th Cero Group Congress I'll tell you, especially you
psychoanalyst of Cero Group that so far I have been an exemplary Mother and I
never committed too many mistakes. Right from the start of the game, the
moment of foundation, I knew that a Mother is just there, made of stone,
forever, because her chore is to produce what is new, to take care of what is
new, to let it go.
and Poet then, rather than being together,
never existed, that's why she cannot die.
Poet is his verses, and verses don't die.
you very much.