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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Artaud had utilized various, somewhat alarming cries, screams, grunts, onomatopoeia, and glossolalia

To Have Done With the Judgment of god November 19, 2007 by jahsonic Trailer of the dance-theatre piece ‘To have done with the judgement of Artaud [1], inspired by Antonin Artaud’s radiophonic play ‘To Have Done With the Judgment of god‘.
This work was shelved by Wladimir Porché, the director of the French Radio, the day before its scheduled airing on February 2, 1948. The performance was prohibited partially as a result of its scatological, anti-American, and anti-religious references and pronouncements, but also because of its general randomness, with a cacophony of xylophonic sounds mixed with various percussive elements. While remaining true to his Theater of Cruelty and reducing powerful emotions and expressions into audible sounds, Artaud had utilized various, somewhat alarming cries, screams, grunts, onomatopoeia, and glossolalia. Artaud coined the term body without organs in this radio play... Posted in European culture, absurd, anarchism, avant-garde, experimental, irrationalism, modernism, subversion, transgression No Comments »

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