violent and paradoxical conflict

July 22, 2017

Truly, the human being knows his language even less than he knows his body: the sentence may be compared to a body, which invites us to disarticulate it, in order that its true contents may be recomposed through an endless series of anagrams. If one examines it closely, the anagram is born from a violent and paradoxical conflict. It presupposes a maximal tension of imaginative will and at the same time, of the technical limitations of the means at hand—only the given letters may be used.

Hans Bellmer
Postscript to Oracles and Spectacles by Unica Zürn

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