A Facebook group welcoming posts related to the actual disorder, as well as work inspired by CD as an idea to expose, examine and explore the unexplainable gestalt of love. Click here to visit the Fb page and ask to join if you wish to participate. You will be made an administrator upon joining.
The psychophysiological anomaly of Capgras Delusion is the foundation for this repository of your thoughts on the mysteries of life and love. The astounding nature of relationships, the once-familiar and the forever lost. The things we can't remember and the things we wish we could forget. Pathos meets Bathos in the sublation of Being and Nothing, each both preserved and changed through "Becoming." Aufheben: to abolish, preserve, and transcend.
This group was conceived as a Fb-as-art experiment designed to archive anything using the pathology of Capgras Delusion as a springboard or armature for commentary on relationships of all kinds. All members are administrators, equal owners and authors so please build the group to your design, in collaboration with all members or independently from your own tree. Post your work, videos, writings, and links as you apply Capgras Delusion Theory to your own aesthetic needs. They might be personal (where did he/she/I go?), political (where did my country go?), celebratory (here we go!), constructive (let's go), cynical (go away), kynical (go away, but I'm coming with you), sentimental, tedious-tawdry-and-maudlin ("Self pity, it's a terrible thing to waste." DT), transgressive and as absurd as this or any "dis-order."
The potential use of Fb and other online social media as the contemporary dominant method of public and "private" expression and human interaction, virtual and isolationist, supplanting physicality and the body's participation in communication, in action, in change, is acknowledged.
From the CD wiki:
"The Capgras delusion theory (or Capgras syndrome) is a disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor. The Capgras delusion is classified as a delusional misidentification syndrome, a class of delusional beliefs that involves the misidentification of people, places, or objects. It can occur in acute, transient, or chronic forms. Cases in which patients hold the belief that time has been 'warped' or 'substituted' have also been reported."