Our new form is call “The Deconstruction.” It is inspired by the writings of Jacques Derrida.
Excerpts from Deconstruction in a Nutshell: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida:
“Deconstruction in a nutshell? Why, the very idea!”
“The very meaning and mission of deconstruction is to show that things–texts, institutions, traditions, societies, beliefs, [improv shows] and practices of whatever size and sort you need–do not have definable meanings and determinable missions…What is really going on in things, what is really happening is always to come. Every time you try to stabilize the meaning of a thing to fix it in its missionary position, the thing itself, if there is anything at all to it, slips away.”
“Deconstruction is the relentless pursuit of the impossible, which means, of things whose possibility is sustained by their impossibility, of things which, instead of being wiped out by their impossibility, are actually nourished and fed by it. Derrida says he like the old word “experience,” taken not in the traditional, dusty phenomenological sense, which means to perceive what presents itself, but rather when it is “dusted off” a little so that it can take on a deconstructive sense.”
“Then “experience” means running up against the limits of what can never be present, passing to the limits of the unpresentable and unrepresentable, which is what we most desire, namely, the impossible.”