“I may have been born with a tormented body, as much a fake as the immense mountain – but a body whose obsessions are useful: and I noticed in the mountain that it is useful to have the obsession of counting. There was not a shadow that I did not count, when I felt it creep around something; and it was often by adding up shadows that I found my way back to strange centers….” Text: Antonin Artaud: A Voyage to the Land of the Tarahumara. The Mountain of Signs,1936. Antonin Artaud, Selected Writings, Sontag, editor. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1988. Image: Man Ray, rayograph, 1923: ManRay-Rayograph.jpgartcritical.com

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