Sunday, April 29, 2018

mes yeux consumés ne voient que des souvenirs de soleils (2) — or my June 16:

Detail from Egon Schiele's Double Portrait (1913)
Image taken from Simon Wilson's Egon Schiele
Detail from Edvard Munch's The Kiss (1897)
Image taken from Ulrich Bischoff's Munch
Anselm Kiefer's
Die überschwemmung Heidelbergs (1969)
Heroische Sinnbilder (1969)
Dein goldenes Haar... (1981)
Images taken from Daniel Arasse's Anselm Kiefer
I have a bird [who] would do nothing, oh! (Led Zeppelin);
Unsane (Steven Soderbergh 2018);

"Boca hitelrista,
Vossa boca é o mesmo que um gato!"
"Lady of Apple Trees,
Kind Wisdom,
Seet Flower of Dusk..."
"Would that I were an oxygen molecule and lucky enough to be swallowed by you!"

"... la bouche: cavité, béance, gouffre, abîme, ouverture... 
trou, orifice... avant même la distinction entre bucca et os..."
"Viens-tu du ciel profond ou sors-tu de l'abîme?"
"one hungers for the young master like the evening meal..."
"... y compris la bouche où le sourire est parfaitement visible..."
"Die bloße weite Öffnung des Mundes ist in der Malerei ein Fleck und in der Bildhauerei eine Vertiefung..."
"Aus dem stillen Raume, Aus der Erde Grund..."

"I'm afraid your idea of a mystical union with a blond Siegfried was inevitably doomed. Put not your trust in Arians. We are Jews, my dear Miss Spielrein, and Jews we will always be..."
"... qui désire entre dans l'espace où le lointain est l'essence de la proximité."
"Léthé est aussi le compagnon d'Éros..."
"There is nobody here...
It's just you and me...
Where I want to be."
"... a afronta há de elevá-la e purificá-la... fará acaso isto com que tudo lhe seja mais leve? o que é melhor, uma felicidade barata ou um sofrimento elevado?"

"Dull sublunary lovers love
(Whose soule is sense) cannot admit
Absence, because it doth remove
Those things which elemented it.
But we by a love, so much refin'd
That our selves know not what it is,
Inter-assured of the mind,
Care lesse, eyes, lips, and hands to misse..."

"Et il vous dit très tranquillement: ‘quand l’imprévisible ne manca pas de se produire’. Il ne vous dit pas: quand l’imprévisible se produit... ce qui manque ne manque pas, on peut s’y attendre aveuglément."
"Era Livio, un ragazzo dei vicini oltre la strada, i Socolari. Um ragazzo alto e d’ossa grosse... Proprio um contadino di quelle parti... Ma gentile e timido come lo sono certi figli di famiglie ricche, pieno di delicatezza."
"Que tu sombra me apriete."
"Puisque le désir est d'emblée une angoisse..."

"And if I see him not,
no sight is worth the beauty of my thought"
"We should meet in another life; we should meet in air;
Me and you."
"Il eût pu opposer à la réalité une seconde réalité qui eût été si singulière, si unique, si harmonieuse que le monde réel n'eût guère pu l'emporter sur elle."
"The will, when it is most ‘voluntary,’ attend to a difficult object and hold it fast before the mind... Effort of attention is thus the essential phenomenon of will."

"... l'âme allemande... Comme faire le portrait... sans marquer l'extrême tension d'une façade ouverte et d'une intériorité close, chacune indépendante et toutes deux réglés par une étrange correspondance préétablie?"
"... j'aperçus l'ange aux ailes blanches qui montait vers les étoiles. Sa longue chevelure blanche laissait dans le firmament comme une traînée de lumière."

"When I got my first TV set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships with other people. I'd been hurt a lot to the degree you can only be hurt if you care a lot. So I guess I did care a lot, in the days before anyone ever heard of 'pop art' or 'underground movies' or 'superstars'" (Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of)
"One of the attractions of old-style dualism was that the soul could survive the death of the body. And, interestingly, the founding father of modern computing theory, Alan Turing, was obsessed with this duality precisely because he wanted to have a model for understanding how the soul could survive bodily death. If the software could be taken from one computer and put into another, he had a good analogy for survival and reincarnation. He was very preoccupied with this issue because he was so grief-stricken after the death of his boyfriend, Christopher," (Rupert Sheldrake's interview, TBS);
"Satan is pure spirit. He often appears as something else, to mislead. He appeared to Padre Pio as Jesus, to frighten him. He sometimes appears as a raging animal. The ritual of exorcism is not practiced by an ordinary priest. An exorcist requires specific training and must be thought to have a personal sanctity. He can be exposed to dangerous behavior and personal threat. His prayers often cause a violent response as he attempts to shine a beam of light into the darkness," (Father Amorth, "The Devil and Father Amorth: Witnessing 'the Vatican Exorcist' at Work", William Friedkin/ Vanity Fair);
"So wie ich mich immer gewöhnt habe — eine extreme Lauterkeit gegen mich ist meine Daseins-Voraussetzung, ich komme um unter unreinen Bedingungen —, schwimme und bade und plätschere ich gleichsam beständig im Wasser, in irgend einem vollkommen durchsichtigen und glänzenden Elemente" (Nietzsche, Ecce Homo).

***See also:
And also:
- Conversa de etiqueta;
- Pleif Mapa, Capítulo 2;
- A/Z SLF;
- Sharp Digital SP;

Frank Lebon's King Krule - Czech One:

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

des jeunes évaporées

Isabelle Huppert in Christophe Honoré's Ma Mère (France, 2004);
Isabelle Huppert in Michael Haneke's La pianiste (Austria, France, Germany, 2001);
Neil Jordan's The Miracle (UK, Ireland, 1991);
Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude (USA, 1971);
Christophe Honoré about Isabelle Huppert;

"Ma mère, jadis si grave, qui donnait à la voir un pénible sentiment, celui d'un soir d'orage, m'apparaissait soudain sous un aspect nouveau: celui de'une jeune évaporée. Je savais qu'elle était belle: je l'entendais depuis longtemps dire à l'envi. Mais je ne lui connassais pas cette coquetterie provocante... son élégance, son allure me renversaient. Je pensai, quand elle fut partie, qu'elle avait une beauté, qu'elle avait un rire diaboliques."
Pierre Angelici
"Ah les femmes! Tristes hypocrites, exploiteuses d'hommes, sorcières concupiscentes, flanquées de leurs prêtres d'aujourd'hui: médecins, psychologues, manucures, psychiatres, psychanalystes, orthophonistes, orthopédistes, anesthésistes..."
quelqu'un dans J. Kristeva's Le vieil homme et les loups
"Elle s'appelait du nom paisible de Ruth je crois, mais je ne peux le certifier. Peut-être qu'elle s'appelait Édith."
"The lipstick was just a little too bright and too red, and her face was set at a strange and unnatural angle."
Lol Tolhurst
"Avez-vous observé que maints cercueils de vieilles
Sont presque aussi petits que celui d'un enfant?"
"Frau Cosima Wagner ist bei Weitem die vornehmste Natur..."
"Su vejez era como otra forma de juventud, más penetrante a la transparencia, a la ligereza."
Lezama Lima, Paradiso
"Dinner is Lucy Bradshinkel's cunt saignant cooked in Kotex papillon."
William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch)

"Every person has beauty at some point in their lifetime. Usually in different degrees. Sometimes they have the looks when they're a baby and they don't have it when they're grown up, but then they could get it back again when they're older... You have to hang on in periods when your style isn't popular, because if it's good, it'll come back, and you'll be a recogized beauty once again."
"Sometimes people having nervous breakdown problems can look very beautiful because they have that fragile something to the way they move and walk. They put out a mood that makes them more beautiful."
The philosophy of Andy Warhol
"Neoteny: retention of survivally optimal larval or immature characters as adults, i.e., refusal to stop growing, extension of developmental period."
Timothy Leary

"In an arena where youth has always been highly prized, older faces are finally having a moment in the spotlight, or at least on a billboard near you. Unretouched, unairbrushed Helen Mirren, 74, tells us we’re all worth it for L'Oréal Paris; Neal's Yard  Remedies'#AgeWellRevolution stars “real” women of all demographics; and Pantene's #PowerOfGrey initiative challenges the discrepancy between perceptions of men and women with grey hair, encouraging women of all ages to share images of themselves on social media, using the hashtag #powerofgrey."

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