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Mark Tobey, Sharp Field

The Porno-Techno-Scientific Discourse

Discerning that the master in Lacan’s four discourses is patriarchal and commands the subject to enjoy surplus jouissance, this seminar will take a careful gaze at the capitalist discourse as regressively matriarchal. Conjoining Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, topology, semiotics, and the exodus of the joke, this presentation will examine leading signifiers in Western culture; namely, pornography, technology and science. 

Discretion advised: this seminar will contain nude images related to Cantarini’s collaboration and curatorship with artist Pablo Corral Vega.

Faculty: Maria Liza Ahearne PhDc and Maria Cantarini

Dates & Times: Friday, 23 September, 2022 from 2:00-4:30 PM Pacific Time

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: free, donation to the school encouraged

Contact: For more information and registration, please contact Ahearne directly:

María Líza Ahearne, LMFT, PhDc has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology and Social Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her dissertation thesis focuses on the discrepancies between the transmission of Lacanian psychoanalysis in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in the United States. Ahearne is a candidate analyst and faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco and maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She is fluent in English and Tango.


Tel: 415. 580. 1639

Maria Cantarini’s artistic name is Maria Blanco and she is a professional Argentine tango dancer, instructor and choreographer. She has traveled around the world performing, teaching at dance congresses and as a juror for competitions. She performed at distinguished venues such as the International Women’s Forum, Latin Grammys, Lincoln Center and the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. She has developed a dance method called Tangonetics and is applying it to a broader spectrum of fields beyond the dance community. Cantarini is currently based in Buenos Aires studying for her Art Curatorship degree. She works for the National Association of Contemporary Art Galleries and is writing and curating a book on sexuality that includes photography by Pablo Corral Vega.


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