Estilos da Clinica
version ISSN 1415-7128
The article deals with the practice of graffiti on streets, to examine the rules of these writings and refer them to the subversion of the ordinary language they operate. It is based on Walter Benjamin´s analysis of the language transformations that are on the base of modern social order. It argues that if science on the one hand reduces language to the point of turning it algorithmic, emptying its expressive potency, on the other hand, the youngsters these days rejoin the creative power of language. They exhibit on the city walls the incommensurability between what is shown on words and what can be read.
Keywords : psychoanalysis; adolescent; language; science; contemporaneity.