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‘Burnout’, by F. Duranti[1] : drawn from the exhibition ‘Glossario clinico di Psichiatria per Immagini’ – Pavia, ‘Hangart Studio’ October 8 – 23, 2022.


To benefit from one’s calling [2] / 18.


“We pass the most part of our daily life to forecast, and to try to avoid, the emotional punishments we inflict to ourselves. How seriously should we take these intangible results, these self-inflicted                       punishments we experience as we mark the points of our life ?... To be subject to regret, such as to subject to the faint is a fact of the life to which we have to adapt.”[3]


A defense can’t ignore the capacity that thought has to maintain an emotional experience also when it hasn’t been identified : it is out of logic indeed the removal – worth repeating – for the intellectual paleness which follows and the unpleasant consequences of it.


Marina Bilotta Membretti, Cernusco sul Naviglio 10 gennaio 2023




[1] The biographical notes are drawn from the brochure available at the exhibition// Franco Duranti has an academic background in Fine Arts and in Conservatory  of Music in Milan : hsi own work merges with an activity as an Art therapist in hospital (Milan, Pavia, Legnano). In 1988 he begins a long quest to give life to a ‘ Clinical Glossary of Psychiatry for Imaging’ – these are notebooks of working – ended only in 2021 and starting from a field observation of patients attending the Art Laboratories inside the Health Units : it is a study aimed at distress and emotional sides, a trace to observe what cannot be observed with a strongly calligraphic graphic language, as supported by an active career as engraver.

[2] www.tutorsalus.net/index.php/en/pensare-da-partner-2/358-psychoanalyst-and-profession-1

[3] Cited from ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’, D. Kahneman (2011) Mondadori Libri SpA (2013), p.474



To benefit from one’s calling [2] /17.


“Besides quackery and paranoia, Freud achieves certainty in psychoanalysis as he abandoned hypnosis.”[3]

“‘Triebverzicht’ is recognized by Freud in Culture, so as in the production of individual pathology, as a consequence (not a natural effect) of a trauma, which I confirm always consisting of a pathogenic Theory.”[4]



Logic and love : why not ?

Logic has a body. And love is not de-mentia.


Marina Bilotta Membretti, Cernusco sul Naviglio December 5, 2022



[1] “Three are then my concluding chapters : Law, Science, Faith.” in ‘Tre capitoli’ / Contribution January 7, 2022 - Giacomo B. Contri for Symposium 2021 – 2022 ‘Amore’. 

[2]  www.tutorsalus.net/index.php/en/pensare-da-partner-2/358-psychoanalyst-and-profession-1 

[3] Cited by ‘La formazione dello psicoanalista’ – Parag. II ‘Certezza’, Giacomo B. Contri in ‘THINK !’ May 12, 2014.

[4] Cited by ‘La formazione dello psicoanalista’ – Parag. III ‘Certezza delle legge’, Giacomo B. Contri in ‘THINK !’ May 15, 2014.

simple partnership[1].

To benefit from one’s calling[2]/16.


“The aim of an analysis is to re-form one’s own thinking but more mature than the beginning, a thought which was disabled, unauthorized… The first general discovery of a psychoanalyst should be his, or her own freedom of psychology : he can authorize on his, or her own, and it could not be otherwise, in all the legal capacity of word itself : he, or she lives socially and professionally on his, or her legal permission like an entrepreneur, a writer, a politician, a philosopher, a social promoter.”[3]

“I’ve already distinguished between common thinking, friend of an Order, and sole thinking, as a systematic and pathogenic imposition. The least we could expect from someone formed as a psychoanalist as a particular case, is that he, or she aims to make Society with someone else similar to him, or her : not a psychoanalytic Society that is of the particular case. I’ve called it ‘Società Amici del pensiero’…”[4]


Since 2011, as a supporting partner, I join the ‘Società Amici del pensiero’ founded by Giacomo B. Contri.


Marina Bilotta Membretti / Cernusco sul Naviglio – November 17, 2022


Original painting by Gianni Russomando[5].



[1] ‘Civil law partnerships’ or ‘simple partnerships’ maybe correspond to our Italian ‘società semplice’: see the articles from 2249 to 2290 of Italian Civil Code. “The simple partnership necessarily ha sas its object the exercise of a ‘non commercial’ activity and is the normal kind for this activity, the one meant adopted unless it turns otherwise. This happens for agriculture, handicraft, and activities of intellectual professionists”, in ‘Gli imprenditori e le società’, Francesco Ferrara – ‘Dott. A. Giuffrè Editore’, Milan (1978), p.249 / “…The companies that have as their object the exercise of a different activity (from the commercial one – editor’s note) are ruled by the provisions about the simple partnership (articles from 2251-2290 of the Italian Civil Code)…”, cited from art. 2249 Italian Civil Code); “in the simple partnership the contract is not governed by special forms, except for the forms required by the nature of assets conferred.” (art. 2251 Italian Civil Code).  

[2] www.tutorsalus.net/index.php/en/pensare-da-partner-2/358-psychoanalyst-and-profession-1

[3] ‘La formazione dello psicoanalista’, Giacomo B. Contri Parag.IV ‘certezza della tecnica’ in ‘THINK !’ – 2014, May 17-18.

[4] ‘La formazione dello psicoanalista’, Giacomo B. Contri Parag. VI ‘Società nell’amicizia del pensiero’ in ‘THINK!’ – 2014, May 21.

[5] Gianni Russomando, short biography : “I’m born in Vercelli (1956), graduated at the ‘Istituto di Belle Arti di Vercelli’, I describe myself as an ‘amanuense’ (medieval hand-painter) and far from expositions and competitions.”


Isolate oneself, also by a formally academic procedure, points out impotence and then an ingenuous ‘jacquerie’. (Original painting by Gianni Russomando)[1].


“In the presupposed Law, the individual will be left 1. or the unconditional submission, 2. or the always defeated rebelry, like any ‘jacquerie’, 3. or the perversion as a denial – disavowal of any statement as a positive – that is to say  that it  does pose – act.”[2]


To benefit from one’s calling[3]/15.


Here is changeling[4] the new-born Constitution, aren’t you ?

There’s deep resistance, emotional not loving, towards benefit : and you know how to justify yourself in front of that principle of no contradiction which is laying indeed the science of thinking, or unconscious.


Marina Bilotta Membretti / Cernusco sul Naviglio – November 8, 2022



[1] Gianni Russomando, biographical note : “I’m born in Vercelli (1956), graduated at the ‘Istituto di Belle Arti di Vercelli’, I describe myself as an ‘amanuense’ (medieval hand-painter) and far from expositions and competitions.”

[2] Cited from ‘Introduzione’ by Giacomo B. Contri to the ‘Corso annuale’ 2010 – 2011 ‘La perversione al bivio’, organized by ‘Società Amici del pensiero’ for ‘Studium Cartello – Il lavoro psicoanalitico’.

[3] www.tutorsalus.net/index.php/en/pensare-da-partner-2/358-psychoanalyst-and-profession-1

[4] https://www.tutorsalus.net/index.php/en/pensare-da-partner-2/373-changeling