ADELINE BESSE / THE WHITE DESERT



















I LOOKED FOR IT IN THE FILM OF DAYS & NIGHTS PROJECTED ACROSS AN EMPTY SPACE, IN THE MARVELOUSLY AFFECTLESS SUCCESSION OF SIGNS, IMAGES, FACES, & RITUAL ACTS ON THE ROAD /../ I SOUGHT THE FINISHED FORM OF THE FUTURE CATASTROPHE OF THE SOCIAL GEOLOGY, IN THAT UPTURNING OF DEPTH THAT CAN BE SEEN IN THE STRIATED SPACES, THE RELIEFS OF SALT & STONE, THE CANYONS WHERE THE FOSSIL RIVER FLOWS DOWN, THE IMMEMORIAL ABYSS OF SLOWNESS THAT SHOWS ITSELF IN EROSION & GEOLOGY. I EVEN LOOKED FOR IT IN THE VERTICALITY OF THE GREAT CITIES
FOR THE MENTAL DESERT FORM EXPANDS BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES, & THIS IS THE PURIFIED FORM OF SOCIAL DESERTIFICATION. DISAFFECTION FINDS ITS PURE FORM IN THE BARRENNESS OF SPEED. ALL THAT IS COLD & DEAD IN DESERTIFICATION OR SOCIAL ENUCLEATION REDISCOVERS ITS CONTEMPLATIVE FORM HERE IN THE HEAT OF THE DESERT /../ THE INHUMANITY OF OUR ULTERIOR, ASOCIAL, SUPERFICIAL WORLD IMMEDIATELY FINDS ITS AESTHETIC FORM HERE, ITS ECSTATIC FORM. FOR THE DESERT IS SIMPLY THAT: AN ECSTATIC CRITIQUE OF CULTURE, AN ECSTATIC FORM OF DISAPPEARANCE





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