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Amor intellectualis diaboli

Hellings, J. ORCID: (2014) Amor intellectualis diaboli. In: Kivland, S. (ed.) Folles De Leur Corps / Crazy About Their Bodies. Cafe Gallery Projects in association with Ma Bibliotheque, London, UK, pp. 32-35.

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An essay on love and liberty in the writings of Gillian Rose, Marquis de Sade, Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno, written in response to the following provocation: "Encore un effort. A banderole publicitaire carries the breathless descriptions of the new fashions for 1968, when anything goes and details place the accent on this or that part of the body and its adornment: a pair of shoes that come off in a struggle, for example, the heel of one snapped off; a striking checked shirt, with two buttons undone; a light-coloured trench coat (perfect for a May day); a blouson-style jacket that allows easy freedom of movement; place casual slacks worn with an ankle boot. Beauty is in the streets as fashion becomes democratic (or so say the houses of haute couture), while the philosopher of the boudoir extorts us once again to make an effort if we wish to be republicans. Here, to an assembled crowd of sensitive men and women, which petit-maitre or dangerous man of principles would suggest that the only moral system to reinforce political revolution is that of libertinage, the revenge of nature's course against the aberrations of society?"

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Modern European Histories and Cultures
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Art > Fine Art
ID Code:57347
Publisher:Cafe Gallery Projects in association with Ma Bibliotheque

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