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Molinier and D’Agata, orphic beings

Photography is always a capture of an announced death. There is no future in it, said Roland Barthes. What you show will no longer return, if it has ever been. No wonder it is an artistic expression of those who are seduced by death most. Both the self-portraits that Pierre Molinier staged in the last years of his life locked in his apartment, like the photographs that Antoine d’Agata has been making from himself and […]

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Amour fou, perpetrator of chaos

Amour fou involves non-ordinary sexuality the way sorcery demands non-ordinary consciousness (Hakim Bey, TAZ). Who mostly explored the incendiary effects of mad love were the Surrealists, but the paroxysm of passion that embodies this concept does not adhere to a time and place. It vibrates with different chords every chance. Its poetic possibilities has been plumbed as a way of short-circuit of established order by freeing the natural being of any social tie, so often […]

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Spaces of desire: from the sexual utopia to pornotopia

Licentiousness, yes, but subject to tight control. Architects, reformers and literati of the eighteenth century coincide in projecting or imagining houses of pleasure inspired by the panopticon of Bentham or anticipating its radial and controlling configuration: the ideal city conceived by Ledoux (in which could not be absent a temple for sex education, the Oikema) is built around that central eye; In The 120 days of Sodom, Sade gives semicircular form to the hall of […]

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Pierre Louÿs, rescuing the beauty of the world

Graphos and eros, the two great passions of Pierre Louÿs, made him one of the most prolific authors of his time. Probably many of his manuscripts will never be published, and maybe he wrote lot of them for his own pleasure. Alfter having been recognized with books in compliance with fin de siècle taste, he distanced from symbolist and decadent writers in a kind of libertine literature with no strings attached. His erudition mixed with […]