“The black repulsive individual”

The thing is, at the start of anything at all there is no being,

but a sort of repulsive individuality that is never this or that, and that has always refused to enter into this or into that.

And the being that can want to be a being

was never anything but its enemy nothingness,

always put by it in a state of perpetual annihilation.

Yet the black repulsive individual never lets out a being,

because it is not and doesn’t strive for being,

and from where and from what would being escape from it.

–Artaud, “Interjections” in Suppôts et supplications


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