By Stephen Barber
Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) is still the most inspirational, provocative and tough figures in world-wide modern tradition. His trajectory extends from the Surrealist move, to the Theatre of Cruelty, to the lunatic asylums of France, and at last again to Paris and the main incredible interval of his paintings. during this targeted ebook, Stephen Barber explores the main violent extremes of Artaud's imaginative and prescient - paintings that's traversed through forces of ecstasy and annihilation, and sutured jointly by means of a uncooked imagery of the screaming human physique. in response to large interviews with Artaud's closest associates and enemies, together with the psychiatrist who gave him electro-shock remedy, ARTAUD: THE SCREAMING physique offers a whole and authoritative account of Artaud's movie tasks, and his perception of Surrealist cinema. It additionally examines his specific sequence of drawings of the fragmented human physique, started within the ward of a lunatic asylum and entire in a country of livid liberation. eventually, the booklet captures Artaud's final test with the screaming physique within the type of his censored recording "To Have performed With The Judgement Of God" -an test that is exceptional within the heritage of paintings, and which eventually decimates that heritage.
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