Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Richard Lindner, "Boy with Machine" (1954)

"It is at work everywhere, functioning smoothly at times, at other times in fits and starts. It breathes, it heats, it eats. It shits and fucks. What a mistake to have ever said the id. Everywhere it is machines—real ones, not figurative ones: machines driving other machines, machines being driven by other machines, with all the necessary couplings and connections. An organ-machine is plugged into and energy-source-machine: the one produces a flow that the other interrupts. The breast is a machines that produces milk, and the mouth a machine coupled to it… we are all handymen: each with his little machines… "
- Deleuze & Guattari

When you will have made him a body without organs,
then you will have delivered him from all his automatic reactions
and restored him to his true freedom

-Antonin Artaud, "To Have Done with the Judgement of G_d" (1947)

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