You must be life for me to the very end,” so he writes. “That is the only way in which to sustain my idea of you. Because you have gotten, as you see, tied up with something so vital to me, I do not think I shall ever shake you off. Nor do I wish to. I want you to live more vitally every day, as I am dead. That is why, when I speak of you to others, I am just a bit ashamed. It’s hard to talk of one’s self so intimately
Henry Miller | Tropic of Cancer
Photos: Various Sculptures | Terence Koh
…. Desire, a function central to all human experience, is the desire for nothing nameable. And at the same time this desire lies at the origin of every variety of animation. If being were only what it is, there wouldn’t even be room to talk about it. Being comes into existence as an exact function of this lack. Being attains a sense of self in relation to being as a function of this lack, in the experience of desire.
Jacques Lacan | Seminar II
Photos | Various shots by Duane Michals
Hence everything is production: production of productions, of actions and of passions; productions of recording processes, of distributions and of co-ordinates that serve as points of reference; productions of consumptions, of sensual pleasures, of anxieties of pain. Everything is production, since the recording processes are immediately consumed, immediately consummated, and these consumptions directly reproduced. Schizophrenia is the universe of productive and reproductive desiring-machines.
Deleuze & Guattari | Anti Oedipus
Photos: Dosso Dossi’s ‘Jupiter, Mercury and Virtue’, Coca Cola Advert, two porn snapshots, a page from Vogue
1 The world is all that is the case.
1.1 The world is the totality of facts, not of things.
1.11 The world is determined by the facts, and by their being all the facts.
1.12 For the totality of facts determines what is the case, and also whatever is not the case.
1.13 The facts in logical space are the world.
1.2 The world divides into facts.
1.21 Each item can be the case or not the case while everything else remains the same.
7. Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
Ludwig Wittgenstein | Tractatus Logico Philosophicus
Alejandro Guijarro | Momentum
TO WHOM LIFE IS AN EXPERIENCE TO BE CARRIED AS FAR AS POSSIBLE…
I have not meant to express my thought but to help you clarify what you yourself think…
You are not any more different from me than your right leg is from your left, but what joins us is THE SLEEP OF REASON—WHICH PRODUCES MONSTERS.
George Bataille | Theory of Religion
Photos: Bill Durgin | Nudes and Still Life
Myron: Your goal is…
Myra: My goal is the destruction of the last vestigal traces of traditional manhood…
Myron: In order to…
Myra: Realign the sexes…
Myra: Decreasing the population…
Myra: Increasing human happiness…
Myra: Preparing humanity for its next stage.
Myron: Bravo. Also… bullshit
Gore Vidal | Myra Breckinridge
Photos: Various Paintings by | Truls Espedal
9. Now that all things light and night have been named;
and the things which belong to the power of each have been assigned to these things and to those, everything is full at once of light and dark night,
both equal, since neither has aught to do with the other.
13. First of all the gods she contrived Eros.
Αὐτὰρ ἐπειδὴ πάντα φάος καὶ νὺξ ὀνόμασται
καὶ τὰ κατὰ σφετέρας δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τοῖσί τε καὶ τοῖς, πᾶν πλέον ἐστὶν ὁμοῦ φάεος καὶ νυκτὸς ἀφάντου ἴσων ἀμφοτέρων, ἐπεὶ οὐδετέρῳ μέτα μηδέν.
Πρώτιστον μὲν Ἔρωτα θεῶν μητίσατο πάντων…
Parmenides | On Nature
Photo: Matthew Stone | Staging Reality
OUT OF THE DARKNESS I FOUND LOVE . Mixtape. Download it here
Ecstasy, Piano Glitches, techno drifts, dark loops and such/k
…the people who move through the streets are all strangers. At each encounter, they imagine a thousand things about one another; meetings which could take place between them, conversations, surprises, caresses, bites. But no one greets anyone; eyes lock for a second, then dart away, seeking other eyes, never stopping…something runs among them, an exchange of glances like lines that connect one figure with another and draw arrows, stars, triangles, until all combinations are used up in a moment, and other characters come on to the scene…
Italo Calvino | Invisible Cities
Photos: Isle of the Dead and Landscapes by | Arnold Böcklin
Secrets are my currency: I deal in them for a living. The secrets of desire, of what people really want, and of what they fear the most. The secrets of why love is difficult, sex complicated, living painful and death so close and yet placed far away. Why are pleasure and punishment closely related? How do our bodies speak? Why do we make ourselves ill? Why do you want to fail? Why is pleasure hard to bear?
Hanif Kureishi | Something to Tell You
Photo: Ritagli di tempo | LdL