So, what happens to a sponge, and how will it perform in a dissociated milieu? Sponge subjectivity may turn into a Semtex-Sponge, which explodes. Beyond this point, the river of life does not follow the predetermined path, but one of another subject and another identity - if indeed any identity at all follows. The sponge subjectivity is related to the vulnerable construction of the cerebral, as Antonio Damasio writes: "The entire biological edifice, from cells, tissues, and organs to systems and images, is held alive by the constant execution of construction plans, always on the brink of partial or complete collapse." (Damasio 1999, 144-145) However, the sponge aims to maintain the coherence of identity as long as possible, at the price of lost attention and inability to perform. Like a damaged CD, it keeps on going, skipping and glitching, but unlike a vinyl record or magnetic tape, CD or computer file, it never wears out, but at some undefined point simply stops. In the meantime, there is meaning, as long as the received signals can find reference in past memories; as long as the positive aspects of plasticity are there. However, when there is a scission, rupture or cut – or several of them in sequence – the milieu stops making sense for the sponge, which ceases to perform. This is the destructive side of plasticity, which – as Malabou articulates in her book The New Wounded (2012) – produces irreversible changes in subjectivity and even full transformation into a neutral, cool and flat entity. Not only physical trauma, but exhaustion produces irreversible changes in subjectivity. “The transformation of identity emerges from a sudden, isolated event, unrelated to other events that constitute an individual life story.” (Malabou 2012a, 52).
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 “With the idea that the nature and the finality of myth, or of the dream, is to incarnate itself in a figure, or in a type. Myth and type are indissociable. For the type is the realization of the singular identity conveyed by the dream. It is both the model of identity and its present, effective, formed reality.” (Lacoue-Labarthe and Nancy 1990, 306)
 See, Amelia Jones on war neuroses, Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada, 2004, 52-53.