The abject exists through borders, definitions, rigid seals and hermeneutic boundaries. It exists by virtue of what it transgresses yet always depending on that which it transgresses in order to be. All borders of filth, from faeces to the corpse, exist at “the place where I am not and which permits me to be”. Similarly these borders must stay in place in order that the abject may be, for in a post-hermeneutic world the abject is no more relevant than the object or the integrated ‘I’.
Pleasure, Perversion and Death 0.3 Kristeva’s Powers of Horror and the ‘I’/Other System Destroyed