Artaud: The Screaming Body: Film, Drawings, Recordings 1924-1948

Artaud: The Screaming Body: Film, Drawings, Recordings 1924-1948

Stephen Barber


Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) continues to be the most inspirational, provocative and hard figures in world-wide modern tradition. His trajectory extends from the Surrealist move, to the Theatre of Cruelty, to the lunatic asylums of France, and at last again to Paris and the main fantastic interval of his paintings. during this particular booklet, Stephen Barber explores the main violent extremes of Artaud's imaginative and prescient - paintings that's traversed through forces of ecstasy and annihilation, and sutured jointly by way of a uncooked imagery of the screaming human physique. in line with huge interviews with Artaud's closest neighbors and enemies, together with the psychiatrist who gave him electro-shock remedy, ARTAUD: THE SCREAMING physique provides a whole and authoritative account of Artaud's movie tasks, and his perception of Surrealist cinema. It additionally examines his targeted sequence of drawings of the fragmented human physique, began within the ward of a lunatic asylum and entire in a nation of livid liberation. ultimately, the publication captures Artaud's final scan with the screaming physique within the type of his censored recording "To Have performed With The Judgement Of God" -an scan that is exceptional within the background of paintings, and which finally decimates that heritage.

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