What does Scrap Project propose? The transformation of objects into the things!

 


In his ‘Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis’, Jacques Lacan mentions a story belonging to his teenage years, known as the story of the sardine tin: Lacan went fishing with some fishermen from a local village. One of the fishermen points something floating in the sea. The object is sparkling as the sun mirrors off it. It is a sardine tin, a can which once contained the kind of fish they are trying to catch. The fisherman cries to Lacan: ‘You see that can? Do you see it? Well, it doesn’t see you!’ Although the fisherman found the incident highly amusing, 
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