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3 August 2009

Antoine D’Agata, Agony

“Never any sleep and no more waking: a dreadful uninterrupted flow.”

(Antonin Artaud, OC, XXII, p.157)

A body,

no mind,

no soul,

no heart,

no family,

no families of beings,

no groups,

no brotherhoods

no involvement,

no communion of saints,

no angels,

no beings,

no dialectic,

no logic,

no syllogistics,

no ontology,

no rules,

no regulations,

no laws,

no universe,

no conception,

no notion,

no concepts,

no affects,

no tongue,

no uvula

no glottis

no glands,

no thyroid

no organs,

no nerves,

no veins,

no bones,

no silt,

no brain,

no marrow,

no sexuality,

no Christ,

no cross,

no tomb,

no resurrection,

no death,

no unconscious,

no subconscious,

no sleep,

no dreams,

no races,

no gender,

male or female,

no faculties,

no principles,

no attributes,

no acts,

no deeds.

No future,

no infinity,

no eternity,

no problem,

no question,

no solution,

no cosmos,

no genesis,

no beliefs,

no faith,

no ideas,

no unity.

No anarchy,

[…]

anarchy,

night,

logomachy,

[…]


no analysis,

no synthesis,

no within,

no qualms,

no exudate,

no sweat,

no inspir,

no expir,

no zone,

no irradiation,

no physiology

[…]

no organism,

no psychology,

[…]

no differentiation,

no rank,

no class,

no society,

no quality,

no virtue,

no vice,

no honour,

no sin.

No value,

no love,

no hate,

no feelings.

FROM THE BODY,

no fear,

no impressions,

FROM THE BODY,

and blows,

blows,

blows, blows, blows,

and that:

THAT OOZED,

the wall

of

cruelty,

and of pain.


(Antonin Artaud,

Suppôts et Suppliciations [Fiends and Torturings] )

An excerpt from AGONIE by Antoine D’Agata and Rafael Garrido, to be published in September 2009 by Actes Sud and L’Atelier de Visu.


Antoine D’Agata is represented by Magnum Photos

Exhibition printed by PICTO, framing by Circad, Paris.


Exposition ” Ça me touche, Les invités de Nan Goldin” présentée à l’Atelier de Mécanique, Parc des Ateliers, Rencontres d’Arles 2009.