Friday, November 09, 2018

The House that Jack Built's simple equation, metainfinity abyss & parallel topics (or how me once became a total scoundrel three times)

from Kurt Cobain Journals
(New York: Riverhead books, 2002);
from Augusto de Campos
Poesia 1949-1979
(Ateliê Editorial, 2014);

"Die Behandlung, die ich von Seiten meiner Mutter und Schwester erfahre, bis auf diesen Augenblick, flösst mir ein unsägliches Grauen ein: hier arbeitet eine vollkommene Höllenmaschine, mit unfehlbarer Sicherheit über den Augenblick, wo man mich blutig verwunden kann — in meinen höchsten Augenblicken… denn da fehlt jede Kraft, sich gegen giftiges Gewürm zu wehren… Die physiologische Contiguität ermöglicht eine solche disharmonia praestabilita. Aber ich bekenne, dass der tiefste Einwand gegen die 'ewige Wiederkunft', mein eigentlich abgründlicher Gedanke, immer Mutter und Schwester sind."
"Descendez, descendez, lamentables victimes,
Descendez le chemin de l'enfer éternel!"
"Artists will confuse sending with creation. They will camp around screeching 'A new medium!' until their rating drops off..."
William S. Burroughs

The simple equation:
What's the material? 
Corpses, but corpses resulting from atrocity, and from atrocity not punished.
Where does the material take us?
Only hell can punish unpunished atrocity.

Metainfinity Abyss:
But does hell exist?
If it does exist, we deserve it.
If it doesn't, we get it the same way, or actually, we might get it even worse.

[Moon of Alabama's secret: Don't trust the dwarf, Gauguin's
glorious love for the Danish fabulous society]

Parallel topics:
- icons: in principle they demand some kind of transcendence (even if it is not attainable: finis les pieds plats, est-ce qu'il n'aime pas Isou?) (Glenn Gould is an icon, as much as Picasso, Bowie, Jim Morrison and Debord, and Hitler);
- tigers fearful symmetries (or how I once became a total scoundrel by joining Blake to humble Augustus);
- Virgil and the circles of Hell (we all start from inferno, the Dantes alone ascend to heaven; but isn't Virgil here Kafka's Türhüter?);
- Goethe: usually taken as a humanist, he is actually the Nietzschean voice of the demonic (the fact that he stays as an oak in the middle of German atrocities, redime German culture or reviles him?) (the very essence of the demonic principle is that not all questions have an answer) (Faust, zweiter Teil; Die Wahlverwandtschaften) (two times total scoundrel);

Popular Culture:
- fame (vs. icon);
- whisky bars all closed...
- Hell is a vagina [die Scheide(n)], a cosmic crack (against which white straight men are all victims of their own defensive mechanisms) (three times total scoundrel: but me who?);
- Zarathustra's dwarf (the devil of noon, spirit without shadow);

See also:
- pan doron &/ou la boîte vidée dehors;
- Amat Escalante (& Werner Herzog): Basilisk's Cinema;