By Ros Murray
Antonin Artaud is among the such a lot difficult and provocative figures in twentieth-century France. highly influential on serious theorists from the post-war interval as much as the current day, Artaud's paintings remains to be mentioned in theatre stories, serious conception, avant-garde artwork, functionality perform and picture reviews. Taking a comparative and interdisciplinary procedure, studying his paintings along Daniel Paul Schreber, Georges Bataille, Lewis Carroll, Germaine Dulac and Carl Theodor Dreyer, Antonin Artaud: The Scum of the Soul delves into the center of Artaud's inventive undertaking, situating this on the point of the fabric item: the paper on which he wrote, the gap of functionality, the film-strip and the tape recording. This illuminating publication can be of significant value to readers drawn to corporeal insurrection and the ability of gesture, laying off new gentle on validated theories of media and function and contemplating the unexplored complexities of Artaud's paintings because it engages with subject.
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Moreover, this is not only a question of language, but also one that relates to the theatre: is a theatre without representation possible? Whilst in some respects the twentieth century is often understood to be the time when the function of representation is foregrounded, with the rise of critical theory and the proliferation of texts and artistic productions that deliberately draw attention to their own status as texts rather than referring to an imaginary or real outside, such questions are inherent in any artistic practice.
And in 1934 I wrote a whole book with this intention, in a language which was not French but which everyone in the world could read, no matter what their nationality. )39 This book contains mysterious and magical elements which overcome the problem of needing to be able to read the text, and Artaud describes how the reader must read it out loud in their own rhythm in order to understand it: Voici quelques essais de langage auxquels le langage de ce livre ancien devait ressembler. Mais on ne peut les lire que scandés, sur un rythme que le lecteur lui-même doit trouver pour comprendre et pour penser: ratara ratara ratara atara tatara rana otara otara katara otara ratara kana ortura ortura konara kokona kokona koma kurbura kurbura kurbura kurbata kurbata keyna pesti anti pestantum putara pest anti pestantum putra mais cela n’est valable que jailli d’un coup; cherché syllabe à syllabe cela ne vaut plus rien, écrit ici cela ne dit rien et n’est plus que de la The Limits of Representation 23 cendre; pour que cela puisse vivre écrit il faut un autre élément qui est dans ce livre qui s’est perdu.
For him, poetic language is the only type of language that can be true to the experience of living. However this language is in itself contradictory, as we will see, because it must be a direct expression of thought coming from the body, and therefore outside what might be understood as language systems, yet must be comprehensible, and so always ends up being based on some sort of code. Schreber’s account of ‘Nervensprache’ is primarily concerned with the voices that speak to him, whereas Artaud’s ‘pèse-nerfs’ is solely concerned with trying to find his own voice and make it heard.
Antonin Artaud: The Scum of the Soul (Palegrave Studies in Modern European Literature) by Ros Murray