Christian Bonnet, Stéphanie Pechikoff : Guenevere in her coat of arms

If the child constructs his identity out of the bits of discourse about him that he picks up in the Wincottian environment, the adolescent attains a sexually-differentiated identity through a process we propose to call “ coat of arms ” : fragments of the body, eroticized by the play of partial drives would through this process be seen to be assembled into a whole constituting sexually-differentiated identity. The case of Akira, who captures bits of her friend’s body with her cell phone camera, enables us to investigate this coat-of-arms aspect of the construction of the sexually-differentiated identity of the subject, and even of the object, in adolescence.