politics of the hap

No-one is sovereign in love
September 30, 2013, 8:25 pm
Filed under: Love

“I often talk about love as one of the few places where people actually admit they want to become different. And so it’s like change without trauma, but it’s not change without instability. It’s change without guarantees, without knowing what the other side of it is, because it’s entering into relationality.

The thing I like about love as a concept for the possibility of the social, is that love always means non-sovereignty. Love is always about violating your own attachment to your intentionality, without being anti-intentional. I like that love is greedy. You want incommensurate things and you want them now.”

Lauren Berlant and Michael Hardt:


A lot like Love.
September 24, 2013, 8:35 pm
Filed under: Love

“We need to be invested in the images of a different kind of world and act upon those investments in how we love our loves, and how we live our lives, at the same time, as we give ourselves over, as we give ourselves up and over to the possibility that we might get it wrong, or that the world that we are in might change its shape. There is no good love that, in speaking its name, can change the world into the referent for that name. But in the resistance to speaking in the name of love, in the recognition that we do not simply act out of love, we can find perhaps a different way of orientating ourselves towards others. Such orientations may be about inhabiting forms of love that do not speak their name.” – Sara Ahmed. ‘In the Name of Love’.

Sleep — Felix Vallotton
September 24, 2013, 10:17 am
Filed under: Love

I’m somewhere out here.


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