scotomization

scotomization

[‚skäd·ə·mə′zā·shən]
(psychology)
In psychoanalytic theory, the mind's ability to erase a traumatic or overwhelming experience.
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One result is the 'political scotomization' (Wacquant 2009) of punitive enclosures targeting unruly difference and the political hypervisibility of authorized alterity.
MC: A painting of quality is a picture that uses abuse, embellishment, degradation, and decoration to generate complex visual malapropisms out of erasure, cancellation, acts of outright destruction of the surface of the picture, the scotomization of vision, unabashed scenarios of seductive plasticity, patterning, and color, or outright displays of incompetence--intended and otherwise.