File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_1998/foucault.9809, message 63


Date: Sat, 12 Sep 1998 15:30:46 -0600
Subject: Re: Re : impact


JONATHAN RUBIN wrote:

> During the "Age of Reason" whether you were mad, or not had *nothing to
> do with wether you foamed at the mouth, or not, but was a simple
> function of whether you were inside or outside of an asylum. *

"Artaud's madness does not slip through the fissures of the work of art; his
madness is precisely the _absence of the work of art_, the reiterated
presence of that absence, its central void experienced and measured in all
its endless dimensions. . . Madness is the absolute break with the work of
art..._where there is a work of art, there is no madness_..."  -M.F.
_Madness and Civilization_, p. 287-9.


   

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