” …I saw repeated eight times the same rock which projected two shadows on the ground; I saw twice the same animal’s head carrying in its jaws its effigy which it devoured; I saw, dominating the village, a kind of enormous phallic tooth with three stones at its summit and four holes on its outer face; and I saw, from their beginning, all these shapes pass gradually into reality…” 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: 747755 Spiral on sea shell_view.jpg shutterpoint.com

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