ARTAUD: THE SCREAMING BODY: The Screaming Body

ARTAUD THE SCREAMING BODY The Screaming Body This unique book by the leading English language authority on Artaud explores the extremes of Artaud s work work that is traversed by forces of ecstacy and annihilation and sutured together by a ra

  • Title: ARTAUD: THE SCREAMING BODY: The Screaming Body
  • Author: Stephen Barber
  • ISBN: 9781840680096
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • This unique book, by the leading English language authority on Artaud, explores the extremes of Artaud s work work that is traversed by forces of ecstacy and annihilation, and sutured together by a raw imagery of the screaming human body.For the first time, the book gives a full and authoritative account of Artaud s film projects, and his conception of surrealist cinemaThis unique book, by the leading English language authority on Artaud, explores the extremes of Artaud s work work that is traversed by forces of ecstacy and annihilation, and sutured together by a raw imagery of the screaming human body.For the first time, the book gives a full and authoritative account of Artaud s film projects, and his conception of surrealist cinema It examines his unique series of drawings of the fragmented human body, begun in the ward of a lunatic asylum and finished in a state of furious liberation Finally, the book captures Artaud s ultimate experiment with the screaming body in the form of his censored recording To Have Done With The Judgement Of God an experiment which is unprecedented in the history of art, and which ultimately decimates that history.The Screaming Body also expertly explores the links between Artaud s work and that of other legendary figures, counter cultures and avant garde groups, such as the Lettrist and Situationist movements, the Vienna Action Group, Tatsumi Hijikata and his Japanese Butoh performance art form, and many others.The Screaming Body is an essential study for those seeking to document contemporary arts and culture.

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    1. Antonin Artaud first used the phrase 'body without organs' in his radio play 'To have Done With The Judgement of God' (1947). It is a figure that Deleuze and Guattari later take up and develop with much influence. I wanted to better understand Artaud's relationship with the idea of the body as it appeared in his own writings, radio recordings and art works. Barber covers many of Artaud's key pieces of work and his relationships with other artists at the time both in and out of the Surrealist mov [...]

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