And once again I am I will not say alone, no, that's not like me, but, how shall I say, I don't know, restored to myself, no, I never left myself, free, yes, I don't know what that means but it's the word I mean to use, free to do what, to do nothing, to know, but what, the laws of the mind perhaps, of my mind, that for example water rises in proportion as it drowns you and that you would do better, at least no worse, to obliterate texts than to blacken margins, to fill in the holes of words till all is blank and flat and the whole ghastly business looks like what is, senseless, speechless, issueless misery.
Still from La Vampire Nue (Rollin,1970)
Detail from Judith with the Head of Holofernes / Lucas Cranach the Elder (ca. 1530)
Venere degli stracci / Michelangelo Pistoletto (1967)
Engraving from Le Imagini De gli Dei de gli Antichi / Vincenzo Cartari (1624).
Still from L’Apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close) (Bonello, 2011).
Cover design by Quentin Fiore for Jeunes Cerisiers Garantis Contre les Lièvres / André Breton (Ann Arbor Paperbacks, 1969)
Photo by Robin Moore of a La Guardia student with string figure.
Photo from Signal of French destroyer ‘Bourvasque’.
Photograph of Henrietta Moraesfrom by John Deakin Interviews With Francis Bacon / David Sylvester (Thames & Hudson, 1987).